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for students of 11-17 y.o школьник в очках Join Science. English. Mathematics International Cross-curricular COMPETITION Semester
The year 2023 has been declared the Year of the Teacher and Mentor

Join our cross-curricular SEMester competition. Answer the test questions in Science, English and Mathematics. Stand a chance to win exciting prizes.

»» Open to students of 11-17 years old

Since 2013 Semester has become a long-awaited event for children from 28 cities in Russia and neighbouring countries. More than 3700 schoolchildren have participated in the contest so far. The winners got the exciting prizes and took the opportunity to study at British School Online.

The winners get the grants for the summer programmes and the programmes of the British School Online 2023-2024! We invite all the participants to a free trial lesson at the British School online and offer summer programs or programs of the first semester of the British School online with a 10% discount. 

How to participate?


January 12, 2023 - February 8, 2023

Complete online tasks in English, Math and Science.


February 13, 2023 - March 10, 2023

Carry out a project/short scientific research and make  the presentation.


March 13, 2023 – March 17, 2023

Present your project and get Certificates, Diplomas, and exciting prizes.

Our partners:

“Located in Prague, it is the largest State University in the Czech Republic. The university was founded in 1953. Currently over 17,000 people study at the university, 8% of them are foreigners. The main focus is on learning banking and international relations."

“Since 1998 UNIP has been providing the best higher education in English language in Central Europe. The university works in partnership with prestigious international universities of the USA and Europe."

“AAU is one of the leading private universities in the Czech Republic. Founded in Prague in 1990, it has become one of the first private educational institutions in the Czech Republic and the first private university teaching in English. It combines the basic principles of American and British education and Czech traditions."

“Private university in the Vinohrady district of Prague was founded in 2004. It consists of three schools and a research center. About 550 students study there (about 35% of students from Czech Republic and the rest are from about 80 countries around the world)."

"Prague School of Foreign Languages "Metropol" was founded in 2010. During this time more than four hundred students have confirmed their knowledge by passing the State exam in a foreign language at a very high standard and received their certificates."

“JandS is a leading company in the field of language teaching in Russia. It was founded in 1996, and since that time the students of this school have been successfully passing the international exams and enter the best universities in the world, both in Russia and other countries."

“Czech Technical University (ČVUT) in Prague was founded at the beginning of the 8th century. And if at that time only a few people were taught the "art of engineering", nowadays it is a real technical world with more than 22,000 students from different countries."

“Omsk State University named after F.M. Dostoevsky is not just a higher education institution, but a universe of wide possibilities. The atmosphere of the university is full of knowledge, responsibility and trust. University graduates are excellent specialists with fundamental knowledge and broad outlook.“

Stage 1 (online)

Participants do online tasks. The tasks are published at and become available on January 12. To get the access to the tasks, you need to choose your age group and follow the link.

The History of the contest (2015-2022)

IX SEMester:
Basic Sciences for Development

On March 2022 the final defenses of projects were held by the participants IX International interdisciplinary competition SEMester. Congratulations to the winners of the competition!


VIII SEMester:
Science and Technology

In 2021, despite the pandemic and lockdown, 285 students of grades 5-8 became participants of the competition (due to viral restrictions, the competition for grades 9-10 was not held in 2021)

VII SEMester:
Enviroment and Plant Health

In 2020, 470 students of grades 5-10 became participants of the competition.

For their interesting projects and excellent presentation in English, the students received memorable gifts and certificates for studying at the British School online.

VI SEMester:
The Greatest Scientific Discoveries

For 6 years of the competition, more than 2500 students from Russia and Kazakhstan have become its participants. In 2019, 604 people took part in the competition!

The participants of the competition conducted interesting researches and successfully presented them. The commission was especially surprised by the variety of topics selected and the great scientific value of the experiments.

V SEMester:
European cultural heritage

The 5th SEMester competition was dedicated to the Year of European National Heritage. For 5 years more than 1600 schoolchildren from 28 cities of Russia and Kazakhstan took part in the competition.

IV SEMester:
Time to travel

For 4 years Semester has become a long-awaited event for children from 27 cities of Russia and neighboring countries. More than 1300 schoolchildren from Russia and Kazakhstan took part in it. In 2017, 222 schoolchildren from 20 cities of Russia and Kazakhstan fought for the victory.

III SEMester:
Посвященный творчеству Уильяма Шекспира

In 2016, students from 19 cities took part in the competition.

The winners of the SEMester (Science, English, Maths) competition in mathematics, geography, biology, chemistry received grants for the online programs Speak Now and Pathway online — teaching Czech and English.

II SEMester

More than 450 schoolchildren from 6 cities took part in the competition: Kemerovo, Novokuznetsk, Novosibirsk, Omsk and Omsk region, Rubtsovsk, Tomsk.

The winners received grants and discounts for training at the British School of JandS Company, as well as pleasant and useful bonuses from the International Educational Agency of JandS Company.

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