25 August 2022

John Lyon pupils achieve superb GCSE results to progress to our Sixth Form

John Lyon pupils have once again been rewarded for their hard work with tremendous GCSE results, enabling them to take up their places in our Sixth Form.

The exceptional results come among a myriad of pursuits beyond the classroom. It is no surprise that our pupils, who are involved in any number of sporting, artistic, dramatic and musical activities, continue to excel in their examinations. Their grades are testament to our belief that busy pupils are happy students, who thrive across the board.

Avi achieves straight 9s

Avi, who achieved straight nine 9s, is a county cricketer and second highest 1st XI run scorer in 2022 (average of 55, comprising four half-centuries and an unbeaten century) and will be receiving a John Lyon Scholarship Award.

Avi said: “I am extremely happy as I have worked so hard. It’s a great feeling when the effort you have put in has paid off. My teachers and parents have really helped me. Throughout the winter, my coaches supported me with my preparations and enabled me to perform at my best over the summer cricket season. To achieve these results and play my favourite sport at the same time is amazing. I want to continue to excel in my subjects on and off the field as I look forward to my sixth form studies at John Lyon.”

Kassem secured eight 9s, one 8 and one 7, with an additional A* in HPQ. Outside of the classroom, Kassem is a keen musician. With grade 8 in classical guitar, he is currently the School’s Young Musician of the Year.

Kassem said: “I am delighted to see my results and I am really glad that I achieved all 9s in my three A-Level subjects I will be studying: Biology, Chemistry and Maths. I would like to thank my parents for being very supportive and my teachers for helping me to get where I am today. The extra-curricular activities have helped supplement my academic achievements.”

Kassem with proud family

Alexander, who is to be awarded a Sixth Form Scholarship, received seven 9s and two 8s. He is an all-rounded pupil who enjoys sports, drama and music. He is a 1st XI football and hockey player, and also represents the school at tennis and water polo. He enjoys drama and has performed in school productions, including a leading role in ‘Oliver!’ last year. Alexander is also a flautist and singer.

Alexander said: “I would like to thank all of my teachers and my family for their support along the journey. I am very pleased with my results and to see that the hard work has paid off. I am looking forward to continuing at John Lyon in the Sixth Form to start my A-Level studies (Biology, Chemistry and Maths) as well continuing to compete with the 1st XI squad and performing in ‘The Sound of Music’ production.”

Alexander with proud parents

Shaan, who holds a black belt in karate, was awarded three 9s, five 8s and one 7, with an A in HPQ.

Shaan said: “I’m thrilled with my results. It’s nice to see that the hard work has paid off. I would like to thank my teachers for helping me achieve these results and my family for their continuous support.”

Black belt Shaan is delighted with results

Kiyan, who achieved all 9s, 8,s and 7s, represents the School in the first XI hockey and football teams and receives a John Lyon Scholarship Award.

Kiyan said: “I am very happy with my results and would like to thank my teachers and my parents for their support and encouraging me to aim higher.”

Kiyan with proud parents

Bursary Support

As with A-Level results, this year’s GCSE results have shown the transformational benefit of John Lyon’s bursary schemes, which widen access for local families, enabling the children of those who could not otherwise afford the fees to benefit from an excellent all-round independent school education.

10 GCSE bursary award holders achieved an average grade of 7, the equivalent of straight As under the previous marking system, with one pupil achieving an outstanding six grade 9s, thanks to their hard work and dedication, with the financial support of the School and John Lyon’s Charity.

John Lyon remains committed to its bursary support. This corresponds to the original intention of John Lyon, who, when he founded Harrow School in 1572, stated that he wished to provide an education for children in the parish. Each year, the school makes available a number of means-tested bursaries to pupils who demonstrate exceptional potential. Information can be found on our bursaries page.

From the Head

Katherine Haynes, Head, said: “Congratulations to our Year 11s on their fantastic GCSE results! They have worked tremendously hard and have rightly been rewarded for their efforts with superb grades. My warmest thanks must go to our parents and guardians, who have tirelessly supported their children, and also to our dedicated staff, for their expert, passionate teaching and guidance for every pupil during their GCSE years.

I very much look forward to welcoming our pupils back in September to start their A-Level studies as they move across the campus to our bespoke Sixth Form Centre.”

Congratulations to all!