截至11月18日，学生们陆续收到了来自University of Bristol（布里斯托大学）、University of Southampton（南安普顿大学）、Durham University（杜伦大学）、University of York（约克大学）、University of Reading（雷丁大学）、University of Brighton（布莱顿大学）、University of Surrey（萨里大学）、University of Westminster（威斯敏斯特大学）等多所名校的预录取通知书，涵盖了航空航天工程、心理学、教育、法律、商业管理等专业。
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Instead of making decisions for our students,
Lucton expects them to be people who can make decisions on their own.
This is the third year since Lucton Shanghai was founded, and Lucton will have its first graduates. The school has witnessed their changes and growths in three years. Recently, there is good news for all Luctonians that students of Year 13, who are preparing for exams and applying for the university, have received their first offer letters.
According to the first patch of offers, our founding students have done very well, with 75 percent of those who have been offered places have received at least one offer from the world's top 100 universities, and the majors they apply for are ranked highly.
Before 18th November, students have been receiving offers from a number of the world-famous universities, including the University of Bristol, the University of Southampton, Durham University, the University of York, the University of Reading, the University of Brighton, the University of Surrey, the University of Westminster, covering the majors in aerospace engineering, psychology, education, law, business administration, etc.
"Most of the students in our school are applying for schools in Commonwealth countries. Some offers that students have received are from Russell Group, which represents 24 leading public research universities in the UK with the largest number of Nobel Prize winners. There are also a number of students applying for G5 universities have to wait until January to get their results. G5 is a grouping of five top research universities in the UK, including the University of Cambridge, the University of Oxford, Imperial College London, University College London and the London School of Economics. It represents the highest level of teaching quality, scientific research and economic strength in the UK. In addition, universities in the United States usually don't issue offer letters until mid-December at the earliest. For art majors, the process will take a long time due to the portfolios need to be well reviewed. And others apply for popular majors, which are highly competitive and take a little bit long time to get feedback. "
Obviously, there are still many students whose "dreams" are still on the way, and Lucton would like to congratulate each student who has received offers, and to join us in waiting for the great surprises coming next.
In addition to working closely with the University Guidance Counselors, students are fully supported in every step of their study and application by academic staff.
"Recently we have had great news from our Year 13 students, they have been working extremely hard in recent months to complete their university applications. As well as achieving excellent academic results, students must write a personal statement which explains why they want to study the course they are applying for and lets the university know about all the extra activities that the they have been involved in. The applications require a great deal of research and work, with the guidance and support of their teachers, students generally redraft their personal statement four or five times. The result is a completed application which will really impress the university admissions office.
Having completed their applications, Year 13 students are now fully focused on getting the best possible exam results when they sit their next set of exams in January. They are experienced now, having had exams before in Year 12 and they feel confident and well prepared to face the challenges ahead. Our Year 12 students will also be sitting exams in January, it will be the first time for them to sit A Level exams, they too are confident as our teachers have worked tirelessly to ensure they are fully prepared to achieve their best."
Students have made great efforts for their dream universities. An offer embodies the hard work of them over the past ten years and it is also their motivation for further study.
However, Luctonians do not limit their goals to offer letters only, nor do they focus their development on scores. Under the philosophy of Lucton whole-person education, the school pursues not only academic success, but more importantly, to cultivate each student into a "whole person" who is self-identified, independent and outstanding. As teachers try to infuse the school's philosophy into daily teaching, Luctonians are expected to be creative and generous global citizens, with Lucton spirit, excellent characters, independent thinking and problem-solving skills.
"In the process of my helping students prepare for application, some students have clear goals and have a target major from the very beginning. Some need teachers' guidance and help to discover their goals. Generally speaking, students' academic planning is based on the strengths they are interested in, which I strongly agree with. Students have achieved initial success from the offers they had, and we are looking forward to more big surprises for the next.
Take Cathy Z as an example. She has taken psychology courses in both IGCSE and A Level with excellent performances in the past three years. When we discussed about the plan, she made it very clear that her target major was psychology. Because she already has a good academic foundation, and she has great confidence in her future study of psychology. I also believe that she will perform very well in the university. Cathy already has got an offer from Durham University, which is one of the world's top 100 universities. This is a very good choice as psychology in Durham is ranked in the top 10 in the UK."
Cathy Z: I didn't know much about Psychology at the beginning, but when I came to Lucton to study Psychology course, under the guidance of Mr Neil Clayton, my first Psychology teacher, whose classes were really interesting, I fell in love with this course. I also gradually understand the benefits of psychology to human beings and its role in society. In my daily life, I would like to have a professional psychologist who can help me, in the same way, I also hope to be able to help others, so I have the idea of being a psychologist. Therefore, I hope I can continue to study this course in university to realize my dream.
Ms Ada Zhang said, "Bruce M is a student with excellent grades and a stable personality. In preparation, he didn’t have a clear idea about his goals at first. I talked to him many times, and he showed that he was most interested in physics, so we analyzed each branch under Physics, and finally chose Aerospace Engineering based on his academic ability and hobbies. This is a major that have extremely high requirements for students' academic performance, and it requires students to love it and be willing to persevere in studying it. Among the five universities he applied to, he now has received offers from the University of Bristol and the University of Southampton. The Aerospace majors of these two universities are ranked second and top 10 in the UK, and everyone is delighted for him."
Bruce M自述：我在A Level阶段选修的是数学、物理、计算机科学，所以在考虑未来的专业时，我希望我所学的科目都能有所帮助，所以起初就选定了工程类专业的大方向。而我自己从小就很喜欢科幻，尤其是作家刘慈欣的作品，喜欢探索宇宙和未知，所以最后选择了航空航天工程专业，我向每一所有意向的大学申请的都是航空航天工程专业。
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Bruce M: I took Mathematics, Physics and Computer Science at A Level study. When considering my target major, I hoped that all the subjects I had learned could be useful. Therefore, I chose engineering as my main direction at the beginning. In addition, I have been fond of science fiction since childhood, especially the works of Cixin Liu have deeply influenced me. Exploring the universe and the unknown has always been my dream, so I finally chose Aerospace Engineering as my major. In each university I applied to, the major was Aerospace Engineering.
Lucton academic curriculums allow students to explore their talents, their favorites, and even the direction of their future lives. The IGCSE and A Level at Lucton provide nearly 20 subjects, including regular subjects such as Mathematics, Language, Business, Physics, and Chemistry, there are also subjects that allow students to explore their abilities, giving them more choices and a broader future, such as Art Design, Music, Drama, Design and Technology, Psychology，etc. Meanwhile, students have gradually cultivated the ability of independent thinking and learning, have sufficient confidence in academics, and can firmly choose majors with higher academic requirements.
The Lucton spirit is reflected in the students, who have an international vision, a spirit of adventure and internationalism. They are compassionate, honest and courageous, have the ability to explore and solve problems, and have the ability to turn dreams into reality. In the choice of future study, they may take every step cautiously, but also seek their inner voice. All these are the embodiment of Lucton whole-person education!
Instead of chasing scores and goals, school offers students life-long learning abilities. Lucton expects that a student's success will not be measured by the university they are admitted to or the country they go to. Students are expected to have a strong heart with independent thinking and cognitive abilities. No matter where they go to continue their studies, Lucton believes that it will bring them success, because the decisions they made are what they love and are willing to work for.