Znaniye is of course following the process that is being set by the Government and Ofqual the Exams Regulator in the UK, and will continue to support all candidates and their families in this troubling time.


Below is a snippet from the latest statement from the Government:

(Full article here https://www.gov.uk/government/news/further-details-on-exams-and-grades-announced)

This year’s summer exam series, including A levels, GCSEs and other qualifications, and all primary assessments, have been cancelled as we fight to stop the spread of coronavirus.

The Government’s priority is now to ensure affected students can move on as planned to the next stage of their lives, including going into employment, starting university, college or sixth form courses, or an apprenticeship in the autumn.

This means ensuring GCSE, A and AS level students are awarded a grade which fairly reflects the work that they have put in. There will also be an option to sit an exam early in the next academic year for students who wish to. Ofqual will develop and set out a process that will provide a calculated grade to each student which reflects their performance as fairly as possible, and will work with the exam boards to ensure this is consistently applied for all students. The exam boards will be asking teachers, who know their students well, to submit their judgement about the grade that they believe the student would have received if exams had gone ahead.

To produce this, teachers will take into account a range of evidence and data including performance on mock exams and non-exam assessment – clear guidance on how to do this fairly and robustly will be provided to schools and colleges. The exam boards will then combine this information with other relevant data, including prior attainment, and use this information to produce a calculated grade for each student, which will be a best assessment of the work they have put in.

Ofqual and exam boards will be discussing with teachers’ representatives before finalising an approach, to ensure that it is as fair as possible. More information will be provided as soon as possible.

The aim is to provide these calculated grades to students before the end of July. In terms of a permanent record, the grades will be indistinguishable from those provided in other years. We will also aim to ensure that the distribution of grades follows a similar pattern to that in other years, so that this year’s students do not face a systematic disadvantage as a consequence of these extraordinary circumstances.

COVID-19 and Exams FAQ https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-cancellation-of-gcses-as-and-a-levels-in-2020/coronavirus-covid-19-cancellation-of-gcses-as-and-a-levels-in-2020


We, as all schools, are waiting for Ofqual and the Government to release the procedure on how students' grades will be determined. At present it looks to include mocks, students work throughout the year, as well as teachers statements, meaning students will be able to receive a grade and continue into further education, or whatever their chosen next step may be.

We recommend that students continue to study and revise in this interim, as the process is currently undefined, but the students effort looks to make a large component at this time.

We are still available for private tuition online, and our classes are ALL still running via specialist virtual classrooms. If you have any questions or would like to sign up, please get in touch with us ASAP before spaces are taken. The demand is increasing and we would like to give all students the opportunity.

Updates will follow as regularly as possible.

Exam Portal


Znaniye is an Edexcel registered exam centre.

We prepare students to sit the Edexcel GCSE and GCE (Formally A Level) Russian Exams

The exams include components of:


Listening and Understanding




The Russian exams are sat at the same time as the students standard GCSE and GCE subjects,

the dates are set by the exam boards.




 ORAL: Internal Students: 4+5th / 25+26th April​ (In Znaniye School Hours)

ORAL :External Candidates: 21st + 23rd April

09/06/2020 1PM 1RU0 1H Russian Paper 1: Listening and understanding in Russian 0h 45m

09/06/2020 1PM 1RU0 3H Russian Paper 3: Reading and understanding in Russian 1h 05m

12/06/2020 1PM 1RU0 4H Russian Paper 4: Writing in Russian 1h 25m


ORAL: Internal Students: 4+5th / 25+26th April​ (In Znaniye School Hours)

ORAL: External Candidates: 21st + 23rd April

18/06/2020 1PM 9RU0 01 Russian Paper 1: Listening, reading and translation 2h 00m

22/06/2020 9AM 9RU0 02 Russian Paper 2: Written response to works and translation 2h 40m7

EXAM COSTING 2019-2020

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