The academic curriculum is at the very heart of everything at John Lyon.
A School day is made up of six to eight periods, with lessons of either 40 or 60 minutes, depending on year group and subject.
This flexible curriculum means Heads of Department can tailor their subject time to the requirements of that subject and year group. It also means that ours is not an environment where bells mark the change of lessons.
Different year groups will follow different daily routines, boys are taught the importance of self-management and good timekeeping, and are entrusted to move themselves around the School site quietly and efficiently.
Results overall very solid, a reflection of the effort to instill self-discipline, hard work and high expectations. Parents believe the school gets the balance just right.The Good Schools Guide
Years 7 and 8
In Years 7 and 8, pupils study:
|Mathematics||English||Information and Communication Technology (ICT)||French||Spanish||Latin|
|Music||Geography||History||Religious Studies / Philosophy||Physicsl Education (PE)||Games|
In Year 9, pupils study:
|Mathematics||English||Information and Communication Technology (ICT)||Biology||Chemistry||Physics|
|Geography||History||Religious Studies / Philosophy||Physical Education (PE)||Games||Reading|
And they choose five from:
*Languages dependent on previous experience
Years 10 and 11
In Years 10 and 11, pupils study:
|English Language (IGCSE)||English Literature (IGCSE)||Mathematics (IGCSE)|
And they choose six from:
|Classical Greek||Computer Science||Religious Studies / Philosophy||French||Spanish||Latin|
|Biology (IGCSE)||Chemistry (IGCSE)||Design & Technology||Physics (IGCSE)||Art||Drama|
|Music||Geography (IGCSE)||History (IGCSE)||Physical Education (PE)||Games|
In the Sixth Form, students choose three or four from:
|English Literature||Mathematics||Further Mathematics||Latin||French||Spanish|
|Biology||Chemistry||Physics||Art||Drama and Theatre Studies|
|Business Studies||Psychology||Computer Science||Music Technology||Classical Civilisations|