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Open day is a great chance to choose your child’s future school 14.12.2016 Schools and colleges are opening their doors to curious parents, wanting a closer look at where their child may be going. This is a big decision affecting both the child’s and parent’s further life. There is nothing wrong with being keen? Where and with whom your child will spend their school years. Even if you have two or three years before the application, do go to school and have a look now.

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GCSE new grading system? 01.12.2016 New GCSEs in English language, English literature and Maths were launched in September 2015 in schools in England, with the first qualifications due to be awarded in August 2017. Courses will be taken over the full two years, rather than by modular assessment.

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Tier 4 UK visas Pilot project 16.10.2016 If you are applying to study a Masters course in the UK for 13 months or less (excluding the duration of any pre-sessional course) at the University of Oxford, University of Cambridge, University of Bath or Imperial College London, you are eligible to participate in the Tier 4 pilot. This includes if you are applying from both outside and inside the UK. Participating in the pilot allows you to...

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UCAS time 07.10.2016 It’s UCAS time and the range of factors to consider when choosing a university is bewildering.

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11 important tips before a successful interview in British school 06.07.2016 Points to remember for a successful British school entry interview

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Easter holidays – time for revision 21.03.2016 We are now a few weeks away from the end of the academic year and crucial examinations. Students have several weeks to revise the material, prepare for the exams and enjoy the holidays. They will have received advice from teaching staff on time management, exam materials, what to pay attention to and some guidelines about revision in general. Parents should be involved as they have to help and mentor their children.

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Biometric Residence Permits in the UK (BRPs) - Update June 2015 14.08.2015 BRP is a residence permit which holds your biographic details (name, date and place of birth) and biometric information (facial image and fingerprints), and shows your immigration status.

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The Increasing Number of Girls Sent to Boarding High Schools in Britain 18.05.2015 Good news for those who are hesitatingly bringing their daughters and kids to a boarding school for girls because this news will definitely convince you.

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Time to prepare for Oxbridge 29.01.2015 Gaining a place at Oxbridge is the dream of students all round the world. But this dream often remains only a dream because of bad preparation and a lack of information. Choosing the right course and college is not a one-minute or one-day decision and sometimes even one month is not enough time to make the right choice.

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The annual Moscow Youth Soccer League concluded on the 12th of October 15.10.2014 Lucullus Educational Consultants has acted as a sponsor for one of the youth football teams at Moscow Youth Soccer League (MYSL).

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Higher education in the UK. 10 questions to ask yourself before you apply to university 24.09.2014 Our educational consultants have prepared a list of questions you should consider before applying to university.

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British school application deadline for a September 2015 start 17.09.2014 Be aware that the application deadlines for many British independent boarding schools are fast approaching. You still have time to submit your application to the schools listed below for a September 2015 start.

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Co-ed vs Single Sex Education – which is best? 28.04.2014 First Eleven asked two education experts to debate the merits of mixed and single-sex education. Barnaby Lenon, Headmaster at Harrow school, argues the case for single-sex public schools, while Dr Chris Greenhalgh, Deputy Head Teaching and Learning at Sevenoaks School, provides an equally spirited riposte

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Time to register for Easter revision programmes in 2014 (GCSE, A-Level) 28.02.2014 It is time for students who study at British schools to register for the Easter revision programmes. Our tutors will help your child to attain the grades he or she needs and deserves at GCSE and A-level.

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Eton and Cambridge first hand 07.02.2014 Our British colleagues, who have graduated from such schools as Eton College and Bedford School and have studied at the likes of Cambridge, Durham and Edinburgh universities, would be delighted to meet with families and students who are interested in education in Britain

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! 29.12.2013 May the Christmas season fill your home with family and friends, your heart with love, and your life with laughter. Wish you Wonderful Christmas and Happy New Year!

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Oxford university interview conundrums and brainteasers 01.11.2013 The Oxford University released the sample of interview questions like “What's the difference between the words 'lie', 'deceive' and 'mislead'? What makes a short story different from a novel? And is it easier to live in the sea or on land?”

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Preparation for entrance exams to British boarding schools 20.09.2013 It is time to get preparing for the British boarding schools’ entrance exams. Lucullus’ tutors deliver lessons focusing on the core study areas but also specifically referencing the schools’ entrance requirements. Preparation sessions include classes in English, Maths, Science and Verbal- and Non-Verbal reasoning. There is also specific attention paid to improving interview skills and essay writing technique. Lucullus Educational Consultancy wishes all its students every success in getting into their first choice schools and universities.

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Welligton College news 17.09.2013 Wellington came 5th in the IB league table, and 9th and 12th respectively in the GCSE and A Level league tables for co-educational schools in The Times.

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British Polo Day Russia Results (+video) 09.09.2013 The first British Polo Day in Russia was staged at “Tseleevo Golf and Polo Club” last weekend and saw triumph for

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British Polo Day in Moscow - 07.09.2013 05.09.2013 Lucullus Educational Consultants is proud to sponsor the British Polo Day Russia taking place at the Tseleevo Golf and Polo Club this Saturday, September 7th. Players from three of Britain’s oldest institutions — Eton, Cambridge and Oxford – have flown in to play against the Moscow Polo Club and Tseleevo Golf & Polo Club.

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Registration with British private boarding schools for entry in September 2014 28.08.2013 If you plan for your child to study in one of the leading boarding British schools from September 2014, we would like to draw your attention to the deadline for applications to enter the 6th Form. You still have time to submit the application.

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Brighton College - Interviews and Assessments in Moscow - September 2014 Entry 08.08.2013 A leading British Boarding School - Brighton College - is coming to Moscow to meet potential students and their families. Interviews and assessments in Moscow will take place from September 30th until October 18th 2013. Candidates wishing to secure an interview slot will be required to formally register during the summer (June, July and August).

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Gresham’s school replaces Common Entrance 11.06.2013 Next summer Gresham’s Prep pupils will not, as a matter of course, be sitting Common Entrance papers. This has been a carefully thought through move to enhance the education and the learning of all the pupils. Gresham’s school has consulted with all those schools to which their pupils traditionally move at the end of Year 8. Of course this does not mean the pupils will not be sitting summer exams. The school is replacing the Common Entrance exams with papers that are more reflective of the more expansive and thinking-skills based curriculum they promote.

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Competition for places at leading British schools is becoming tougher each year. 05.02.2013 Leading British schools are reporting that with each passing year it is becoming tougher to choose between students because of the increasing number of those wishing to continue their studies at a private school.

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British university league tables 10.01.2013 Checking out the university league tables has become a well established students’ (and parents’) ritual. But how useful are they when it comes down to choosing a course?

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Interview with the Lucullus UK Academic Director, Mr Robin Preston 11.11.2012 From October 27th till November 2nd 2012, the Lucullus UK Director of Studies, Mr Robin Preston, met with students who wish to continue their education in the UK, and also with those who are already students in UK schools. Students and parents found this meeting very useful. We are pleased to share Mr Preston’s opinion of the British educational system, as well as preparation programmes, with you in our interview.

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Meeting in Moscow of Lucullus UK Academic Director with children planning to study in the UK 19.10.2012 Robin Preston, the Director of Studies in our British office, is arriving in Moscow on the 27th of October and departing on the 2nd November. Many of our students and their parents are already acquainted with Robin as he had been preparing them for entry into British schools in the previous academic year.

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Bilton Grange School Celebrates 125th Anniversary 07.09.2012 Year 8 Pupils end this auspicious year with 100% Success at Common Entrance Bilton Grange School, the co-ed preparatory school in Warwickshire, celebrated 125 years of the school in the final weeks of the Summer Term.

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Olympics 'dominated by privately educated' 10.08.2012 Most of Britain's top sportsmen and women were educated privately. More than 50% of medalists at the Beijing Olympics came from independent schools.

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Marlborough College: More than just an academic hothouse 07.06.2012 Sending you child abroad to school is an exciting prospect, however of course parents are going to worry about how their children will feel at living away from home. We spoke to our colleague Flora, who went to Marlborough College, about her experiences at one of the top British boarding schools.

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Shrewsbury School – Co-education 2014 30.05.2012 Shrewsbury has always been one of the great schools of England, ever since its royal foundation in 1552 by King Edward VI, and it was recognised as one of the leading independent schools by the Clarendon Commission in the last century.

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Interview with an old Etonian 30.04.2012 Eton College is undoubtedly the most famous school in the UK, however opinions towards it often vary. Whilst for some, admission into Eton is a dream come true and will guarantee them success in their future careers, others are more wary- some parents fear that the school’s reputation may count against their sons when they apply for higher education. Etonians are regarded by many as being among the brightest students in the UK, whilst others perceive them to be snobbish and arrogant. At Lucullus we are very lucky to have one of the school’s former pupils working for us here in Moscow, and he was happy to dispel any doubts we might have had about his alma mater.

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The Increasing Number of Girls Sent to Boarding High Schools 13.03.2012 “Boarding schools are seeing a surge in numbers as more parents choose to send their daughters away to study at an earlier age.”

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Oundle School enters into partnership with the Royal College of Music 28.02.2012 Oundle School have entered into a partnership arrangement with the Royal College of Music, whereby pupils from the School gain the experience of working with professors and students from the College, both in Oundle and London.

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Thirteen Caterham Students Offered Places at Cambridge or Oxford 06.02.2012 Thirteen students in the Sixth Form received some very good news on their return from their winter vacations as they discovered that they had been offered places at Oxford or Cambridge universities.

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List of financial institutions for Tier 4 is published 15.12.2011 ​In June 2011, UK Border Agency announced that they would be publishing a list of financial institutions which they consider, on the basis of experience, do not verify financial statements to their satisfaction.

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Prep Schools: Prep School Baccalaureate vs. Common Entrance 09.12.2011 Over the past 15 years, pre-university qualifications have significantly developed. Along with A Levels we now have alternatives including the International Baccalaureates Diploma and Cambridge Pre-U.

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Life Skills Go Beyond Exam Success 08.12.2011 ​​It is well known that good foreign universities pay a great deal of attention to a candidate’s extra-curricular achievements alongside their academic success when considering his or her application. Still, the importance of participation in such activities is being much argued about.

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Introduction to Cambridge Pre-U – a new route to higher education 06.12.2011 Along with traditional A levels and the international programme IB there is now an innovative course in the modern system of British secondary education. It is called Cambridge Pre-U. There is therefore now much interest in what this programme is and how reliable it can be.

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Ever since I have been working with families who have decided to send their children to study in England I have made the journey with each and every one of them from the choice of a school to the choice of university and then their career. Many of my students have their own families now. One of my greatest joys has been to see how the British school system changes these children, how they start to believe in themselves and become more responsible and mature.
Inessa Khvostova, MANAGING DIRECTOR