The environment in which students complete their A Levels can have a huge bearing, not only on which university they finally choose, but also on developing the focused and positive mind-set required to succeed in their future career.
Applying to the UK’s top universities has never been more competitive and that’s why at Lucton we concentrate on delivering a stimulating and challenging programme of A Levels designed to give students the very best chance of reaching their full potential at university.
Our students are also allocated their own dedicated tutor who will help them to select the best university and course for them as well as provide expert guidance with the UCAS application process. In fact, we are particularly proud that for several years now every member of our Sixth Form has gained a place at their first-choice university!
Our students come from a broad range of backgrounds; some will have been at Lucton for several years whilst others will choose to join us from different schools, some local and some from as far away as Europe, Russia, Africa and the Far East. Regardless of their route to us, all will find a friendly and welcoming environment where individuality is celebrated and curiosity keenly encouraged.
Students enjoy their own common room where they can relax and socialise as well as a Sixth Form Study Room where they can access individual study areas with partition walls. Rather than being limited only to the facilities associated with their particular A Level choices, Lucton students are encouraged to take part in a myriad of extra-curricular activities, from social events and formal dinners to a comprehensive array of sports including swimming and horse riding.
Key to the success of every student is the confidence that we help instil. Smaller class sizes and a lively, social environment help develop this, but we also have many opportunities to gain valuable leadership skills through both our Prefect and our Combined Cadet Force programmes. Although not compulsory for Sixth Form students, CCF teaches outdoor and life skills such as teamwork and discipline, as well as improving fitness and taking part in fun weekend activities including hiking, camping, rafting and paintballing. Many Sixth Formers have also garnered the accolade of achieving their Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award with us; an accomplishment which is not only extremely fulfilling but also a valuable addition to their university applications or CV.
At Lucton we provide an education that is broad, robust, and develops students socially as well as academically; an education that creates confident, ambitious and well-rounded students who are able to seize opportunities and adapt positively to the challenges life will throw at them.