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Russian Language Studies

Volume 35: debated on Wednesday 19 January 1983

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asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science how many students in the United Kingdom are studying Russian (a) at A-level and (b) at degree level.

The number of students in the United Kingdom studying Russian at A-level is not available, but the numbers of entries and passes at A-level in the summer examination of 1981 in England were 372 and 321 respectively.The number of students studying Russian at degree level in the academic year 1981–82 in universities in the United Kingdom was 538; and at maintained, assisted and grant-aided major establishments of further education in England, 105. Data for Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland is not readily available.