British School Programmes

Pre-GCSE, GCSE, A-Level

Our British school is distinguished by our high level of academic expertise. This allows our students to enter the top international universities, including Oxford and Cambridge.

British high-school A-level qualifications are recognized around the world, and grant direct access to 741 universities in Great Britain, the USA, Australia, Europe and Asia, including leading universities, and are accepted by several Russian higher education institutions.

The Russian-British School Algorithm is accredited by Pearson Edexcel – the UK’s largest awarding organisation. Pearson Edexcel is one of two examination boards whose accreditation can be awarded to British schools located outside of Great Britain.

It is possible to enroll at our British school from the age of 10. All teaching is conducted in English.

  • A-level

    Age: 15-16 +
    Duration: 2 years
    3 subjects
    9 lessons per week
    3 days per week
    Morning/Afternoon
    Fee: 40 000-85 000 rubles per month

  • GCSE

    Age: 14 +
    Duration: 2 years
    8 subjects
    8 lessons per week
    2 days per week
    Morning/Afternoon
    Fee: 40 000-60 000 rubles per month

  • Pre-GCSE

    Age: 10 +
    Duration: 3 years
    4 subjects
    4 lessons per week
    2 days per week
    Afternoon
    Fee: 20 000 rubles per month

A-level

A final stage of the UK school program. For students who plan to continue their education at the University level.

General Certificate of Education Advanced Level (GCE Advanced Level) or A-level – is a school graduation qualification awarded to students completing a 2-year program. A-levels are equivalent to Russian EGE exams and A-level exams are sufficient for direct entrance to the UK universities and universities in over 40 other countries.

A-level program is split over 2 years – AS and A2 or Lower Sixth and Upper Sixth. In order to obtain a full A-level qualification students take 4 to 6 modules for each subject with a separate exam for each module. The majority of students study 3 to 4 subjects, although more subjects are taken by academically dedicated students. Grades vary from A* to U. Top universities would usually expect a successful applicant to have AAA results, with conditional offers by Russell group universities starting at BBB. Subject choice depends upon student’s university plans. Students who plan to study IT would typically pick Physics and Mathematics or Further Mathematics, while those wishing to study Medicine will need Biology and Chemistry.

Subjects

  • English literature
  • Mathematics
  • Further Mathematics
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Economics
  • Business Studies
  • History
  • Geography
  • French language
  • Spanish language

Exams

A-level program is split over 2 years – AS and A2 or Lower Sixth and Upper Sixth. In order to obtain full A-level qualification students take 4 to 6 modules for each subject with a separate exam for each module. The majority of students study 3 to 4 subjects, although more subjects are taken by academically dedicated students. Grades vary from A* to U. Top universities would usually expect a successful applicant to have AAA results, with conditional offers by Russell group universities starting at BBB. Subject choice depends upon student’s university plans. Students who plan to study IT would typically pick Physics and Mathematics or Further Mathematics, while those wishing to study Medicine will need Biology and Chemistry.

More about A-Level exams

GCSE

Final stage of compulsory secondary education in the UK

General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) – a globally recognized qualification awarded to students completing a 2-year program. It is an equivalent of the Russian attestat “o ne polnom srednem obrzovanii”. Academically capable students are allowed to complete GCSE program in 1 year. Exams take place in Moscow, 3 times a year, at one of the Algorithm A* accredited centers in Moscow.

GCSE results are important not only for admittance to prestigious UK and international boarding schools but also are taken into consideration during the university application process. Admission officers will surely favour candidates with high GCSE results ceteris paribus.

Completion of the GCSE program significantly reduces difficulty of completing the A-level program.

Subjects

  • English Language
  • English literature
  • Mathematics
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Business Studies
  • History
  • Geography
  • French language
  • Spanish language

Exams

Each GCSE subject consists of several modules and an exam is taken for each module separately. Exam duration varies from 1 to 3 hours. Exams take place in one of our accredited examination centers 3 times a year – November, January and May-June.

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Pre-GCSE

First stage of Secondary school. Equivalent to years 5-7 of the Russian school.

The main objective of the Pre-GCSE program is to cover Key Stage 3 of the UK national curriculum. Students can try all available academic subject in order to choose future GCSE subjects. Special attention is paid to further improvement of essay writing skills and exam techniques. A lot of work is carried out in individual and group project formats. Students master data collection and analysis, and practice in debating and presentation. Soft skills are perfected – communication, leadership, teamwork are crucial for future success not only in academics but also in any professional career.

After completing a 3-year KS3 program students move onto the General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) – a globally recognized qualification awarded to students completing a 2-year program. GCSE is an equivalent of the Russian attestat “o ne polnom srednem obrzovanii”. Academically capable students are allowed to complete the GCSE program in 1 year. Exams take place in Moscow, 3 times a year, at one of the Algorithm A* accredited centers in Moscow.

Subjects

  • English language
  • Mathematics
  • Science (Biology, Chemistry, Physics)

Exams

Finals at the end of each academic year.