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Lucton’s Results

100% GCSE Passes
in the Separate
Sciences
with 72%
being A* to A

Academic, Lucton School

Academic

Curriculum

At Lucton, we aim to provide a broad, challenging and stimulating range of academic subjects for study at all levels. This is supported by a rich programme of extra-curricular activities, lectures, conferences and visits.

Prep School

The curriculum in the Prep School is broad and balanced and goes far beyond the National Curriculum. All pupils devote an hour each day to both English and Mathematics and also develop their scientific expertise through theoretical study and practical experimentation. French is introduced from Reception. Other subjects include Geography, History, ICT, Design Technology, Art, Music, Speech and Drama, Religious Studies, PSE, PE/Games and Swimming. Pupils also enjoy ‘Forest School’ in our woods.

Middle and Senior School

The Middle and Senior School curriculum is again broadly based on the National Curriculum. Science is taught separately as Biology, Chemistry and Physics from Year 7, normally leading to qualification in three GCSE subjects in Year 11, although there is an option for pupils to take Science and Additional Science. French and Spanish are taught as compulsory subjects in Years 7, 8 and 9 for the majority of pupils, with a small number taking Extra English in place of a second foreign language. ICT is taught as a specific subject in Years 7, 8 and 9 and its use is encouraged in other subjects.

Sixth Form

Lucton’s aim is to help each individual reach his or her full potential and Sixth Form leavers usually reach their first-choice university. The Sixth Form offers a surprisingly wide range of subjects to A Level and many other specialist options including Equine Studies and the BHS ‘AI’ Course.  Throughout the school, pupils benefit from exceptionally good teacher-pupil ratios. They have individual attention and the expertise of highly qualified and experienced A Level teachers, some of whom are both A Level examiners in their subjects and also inspectors!

Prep/Homework

Prep School pupils are usually asked to read aloud to their parents and learn tables and spellings each week.

Pupils in the Middle and Senior School are set homework according to a timetable which specifies two or three subjects per evening. The amount of time allocated per subject should be approximately 20 minutes in Year 6, 30 minutes in Years 7 and 8 and up to 45 minutes in Year 9, except English and Mathematics which will have up to 60 minutes.

In Years 10 and 11, each subject is allocated up to 60 minutes except for English and Mathematics, which will have up to 90 minutes. It is expected that AS and A2 students will complete at least 4 hours of private study per subject per week. All pupils are given a prep diary in which all homework tasks should be recorded and all homework tasks should be completed by the pupils during the evening for which they are set. Parents and Form Tutors are asked to monitor homework diaries and sign them each week.

 

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