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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.

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.


In October each year we host a Sixth Form Open Evening, designed for students who are considering a John Lyon education in Years 12 and 13 in preparation for Higher Education and the workplace beyond. This is in addition to whole School open days and open evenings and special small group School in Action days.

In January we also host an A-Level Subject Information Evening and a Sixth Form Experience Day.

Events that are open for registration will always appear on this page.


Sixth Form Experience Day – Tuesday 8th February 2022

We are enormously proud of the Sixth Form at John Lyon and the achievements of our students. The Experience Day offers external applicants to our Sixth Form an insight into life at the top end of our School. The day runs from 9.30am-3.00pm offering students the opportunity to:

  • meet with academic and pastoral staff to gain an understanding of the all-round approach to education offered at John Lyon;
  • to experience a lesson in one of their prospective A-Levels and to meet with Heads of Departments so that they can explore the options available to them;
  • to tour of the School and our Sports Fields at Sudbury.
  • to meet with current Sixth Formers and have lunch with the Sixth Form Team.

The day concludes at Sudbury Sports Fields when we invite parents to join their sons for tea, over which the Sixth Form staff will be happy to answer any questions parents may have.

If you would like to register for the Sixth Form Experience Day, please complete the Eventbrite registration form.

Register here

A-Level results

  • 100% pass rate
  • Nine pupils (13%) achieved straight A*/A
  • A quarter of pupils (26%) achieved two or more A*/A
  • Half of all students (49%) gained at least one A*/A
  • 85% of all exams marked A*-C
  • 60% of all Mathematics papers marked A*/A
  • Every exam in Music, Latin, Classical Greek and Further Mathematics awarded A*/A
  • Two pupils achieved entry to Oxford

Personal Successes

Oxford University welcomed both Arjun Cheema (A* A* A* A* A) and Asher Weisz (A* A* A*), reading Chemistry at Wadham College and Classics at Balliol College respectively.

Alex Richardson (A* A A A) studies Computing at Imperial College London.

Dhiren Harji (A* A* A B) and Yenuson Venderkoon (A* A A B) study Economics at Warwick.

Imad Rajput (A A A A) studies Medicine at Imperial.

Nathan Cuttica (A A A) will study Philosophy at St Andrews