Academic Achievement

Academic Achievement

Academic Achievement – I/GCSE results 2018

(Academic achievement for a cohort of 93 boys)

  • 38% of all exams were awarded the highest A*|9|8 grade
  • Two-thirds of all exams were graded A*|A|9|8|7
  • More than half of all Maths papers (52%) were graded the highest 9|8
  • Almost three-quarters of English Literature papers (71%) were awarded 9|8|7
  • 40% of all grades in the three Sciences were A* with 17 boys getting straight A* in the Sciences
  • A stunning 90% of Art grades were marked 9|8
  • Almost three-quarters of Spanish students (71%) were awarded 9|8|7
  • Three quarters of boys earned an A*|A in History
  • Six boys achieved nine or more A*|9|8 grades
  • 43 boys earned seven or more A|7 grades

Academic Achievement – A-Level results 2018

(Academic achievement for a cohort of 74 boys)

  • One-third of all exams taken were graded A*|A
  • One-in-six students achieved all A*|A grades
  • 97% overall pass rate
  • Entry to both Oxford and Cambridge Universities
  • 44% of students moving to Russell Group Universities – from Glasgow to Exeter
  • One-in-five students gaining places to University of London institutions – LSE, UCL, KCL, Queen Mary, City, St George’s, Royal Holloway

National school league tables – 2018

  • At A-Level we are ranked within the top 25 of all boys’ independent schools nationally (The Times)
  • At A-Level we are ranked within the top 250 of all independent schools nationally (The Daily Telegraph)
  • At GCSE we are ranked within the top 25 of boys’ independent schools nationally (The Times)
  • At GCSE we are ranked within the top 150 of all independent schools nationally (The Daily Telegraph)


John Lyon is an independent school, a member of HMCISC and is reviewed in the Good Schools Guide.

Pupils typically join John Lyon in Years 7, 9 and 12, largely from a North West London catchment area including Harrow, Wembley, Stanmore, Pinner, Watford, Rickmansworth, Northwood, Ruislip, Hillingdon, Uxbridge, Ickenham, Northolt, Southall, Ealing, Acton, Edgware, Brent Cross, Finchley, Barnet, Camden, Westminster, Kensington & Chelsea, Hammersmith & Fulham, as well as other parts of Middlesex, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire.

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