I am currently in Year 11 and do French and German for iGCSE at school (among other subjects). I would have loved to do Russian because I am half-Russian (have been to Russia many times too), but my school doesn’t teach it, and I'd probably need lessons because I never learnt to write, and can only just read it. My speaking and grammar is very dodgy now, too, because although it was my first language, I stopped using it as much when I started school (I don’t live in Russia). But I hardly have an accent which is a plus.
Next year, in my first year of sixth form, I will be able to take the Russian iGCSE (yes, I want iGCSE) exam, but will have to do a bit of self-study especially of the grammar, to bring my Russian back. Of course this would be alongside my A Levels (French, German, Drama) - but, the real question is - how do-able would self-studying Russian A Level be? How much of it is language and how much is context, history and culture? How stressful would I find it?
Many thanks x
...Should I go back to school?