The Russian department at DLD follows the Edexcel Advanced Specification in Russian. The full A level qualification is made up of two AS units and two at A2. The department makes use of a wide range of resources including textbooks, handouts, films, newspapers, magazines and assorted subject-specific web sites. Lesson time is split up in a variety of ways to meet the exam requirements – class discussions, oral and listening practice, essay writing, individual research and ‘traditional’ teaching of grammar and punctuation. There are regular tests to help the students monitor their own progress but also to become accomplished and confident in essay writing or translating. The aim is to provide a full, dynamic and highly enjoyable programme of work.