John Lyon pupils have once again been rewarded for their 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.
Jayden, who achieved hugely impressive straight 9s and an A in HPQ (Higher Project Qualification), is keen to study law at university and has taken a keen interest in attending court to watch barristers in action. He has also taken interest in coaching a youth cricket side and helped in a foodbank.
Jayden said: “I’m delighted with my straight 9s. I’ve put in a lot of hard work and now I look ahead to the next challenge: my A-Levels. I’d like to thank my family, friends and my teachers at John Lyon for all of their support.”
Kiran secured eight 9s, two 8s and a B in HPQ. Kiran, who holds a prestigious Goldhawk Scholarship for his outstanding achievements, holds Grade 8 guitar and completed Grade 8 Lamda with a distinction. He is an avid member of the School’s chess and debating clubs, balancing his academic commitments.
Kiran said: “I’m very happy with my results and that my hard work has paid off. Thanks to my family and my teachers for supporting me. I look forward to studying my A-Levels at Sixth Form. Maths, Further Maths, Chemistry and Economics.”
Wesley, who received eight 9s, two 8s and one 7, is a Goldhawk Scholar and Academic Scholar. He is active in all areas of School life. He excels on the tennis court and enjoys performing on the stage as a guitar player. Wesley has also performed in a band and looks forward to writing and playing his own songs. He was recently selected to attend the Harrow Fifth Form Conference, where he thrived. Moreover, he has also delivered Academic Society talks here at John Lyon, including on Quantum Tunnelling, and is very interested in physics.
Wesley said: “Honestly, I am very relieved and proud of my GCSE results – my teachers here could not have been more supportive. For most of my academic career my older brother Hannes, who also attended John Lyon, has been my biggest inspiration and has always pushed me to work hard and I could not be more grateful for his and of course my parents’ support. I am very much looking forward to continuing my academic career in the form of A-Levels as well as continuing my love for music. Thank you so much John Lyon.”
Rohan, another Goldhawk Scholar, opened his results to see eight 9s, one 8 and one 7. Rohan is a keen sportsperson and represented the School’s U16 football team, which reached the Middlesex County Cup finals this year and is keenly involved in the School’s inter-house football and cricket competitions.
Rohan said: “I’m ecstatic and I’m proud of myself. I would like to thank my teachers for pushing me to get the best grades possible. I’m excited for the next two years.”
Tomiwa, who achieved five 9s and four 8s, has been awarded a Sixth Form Academic Scholarship. Tomiwa is a keen footballer and has represented the Senior XI football team. Tomiwa said: “I feel so relieved – all the work I have put in has certainly paid off. The teachers were extremely supportive and provided a lot of resources to help me achieve my grades.”
Krish secured five 9s, one 8, three 7s and a B in HPQ. Krish has taken advantage of the many opportunities afforded to him at John Lyon. He has undertaken his NCO training in CCF, taken part in the DofE programme, performed in the concert band, is a keen climber during weekly games sessions, and he also attended the notable Harrow Family Fifth Form Conference alongside pupils from across the globe.
Krish said: “I’m really pleased with the results I have received. I would like to say thanks to my teachers, who made this possible for me. I look forward to starting my A-Level.”
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.
12 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 eight grade 9s, thanks to their hard work and dedication, with the financial support of John Lyon 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 are in order for our Year 11 students as they celebrate their stellar GCSE results! Their dedication and hard work have truly paid off, as evidenced by their excellent grades. I extend my heartfelt gratitude to the parents who have unwaveringly supported their children, and to our devoted staff who have provided expert and enthusiastic teaching and support to every student throughout their GCSE years.
After their well-deserved summer break, our students will be back in September to embark on their A-Level journey as they move into our bespoke Sixth Form Centre.”
Congratulations to our John Lyon pupils!