Sixth Form

Sixth Form

The Sixth Form at John Lyon is an exciting, challenging and rewarding experience.

Each year the majority of our GCSE students move into the Sixth Form, where they are joined by new students from outside the school – from both independent and state education – to make the most of the crucial last two years of secondary education before university and the workplace.

With between 160 and 180 students, the John Lyon Sixth Form is a close-knit community with high academic standards. It is set in the centre of the School site in the beautiful original Victorian School building, the Thomas Blackwell Sixth Form Centre, which has facilities for the exclusive use of Sixth Form students: a common room, quiet study room, IT suite and a kitchen, as well as classrooms and offices for the Head of Sixth Form and the Head of Higher Education. There is also a Sixth Form cafe in the main school building, opened in 2019.

The advantage of a Sixth Form in a school environment is the provision of a secure, supportive environment in which students can thrive, while allowing independence of thought and of working patterns. Sixth Form students are encouraged to foster their own sense of responsibility, self-reliance and self-awareness both in School and in the wider world.

Help is given with study skills and the practical, organisational challenges of independent study so students can achieve academic success as well as enjoying the sporting, musical, dramatic and co-curricular activities on offer.

At John Lyon, we are hugely proud of our Sixth Form community and the great diversity of talents that flourish within it. We believe there is no better place to prepare for life beyond school: all our students receive the focused and individual support required to become truly independent students and ultimately join the workforce equipped for what the future has to offer.

A-Level results 2018

  • 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
    (for a cohort of 74 students)

University Offers 2019

  • Oxford two students to read Classics and Chemistry
  • Cambridge – two students to read Classics and Music, including one offer of a Choral Scholarship
  • University of London: KCL, UCL, Queen Mary, City, Royal Holloway, SOAS
  • Other leading Russell Group: Imperial, Edinburgh, Durham Belfast, Warwick, Manchester, Nottingham, Bristol

Open Days
Experience John Lyon on one of our open events, including one evening especially for Sixth Form entry
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