Sixth Form Curriculum

The Sixth Form curriculum at John Lyon is traditional, offering a wide range of firmly academic subjects.

This curriculum combined with teaching designed to expand students’ minds beyond examination specifications helps students develop a sense of inquiry and the capability to explore the outer limits of a problem before inspiring its most creative solutions.

Subjects

Sixth Form students select three subjects to study at A-Level. Students who attain the highest levels throughout Year 11 have the option to study four A-Levels if they so wish.

In the Summer Term of the Lower Sixth, students sit formal internal examinations, our University Prediction examinations, to assess their progress and help form the basis for predicted grades for university applications.

Sixth Form Options 2020/21
English LiteratureMathematicsFurther Mathematics
BiologyChemistryPhysics
GeographyHistoryPhilosophy
Business StudiesPsychologyComputer Science
LatinFrenchSpanish
ArtDrama and Theatre StudiesMusic
Classical GreekPoliticsEconomics
Music TechnologyClassical Civilisation

ACADEMIC SUBJECTS

Learn more about the A-Level curriculum

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Extended Project Qualification

In the Lowers Sixth, students are encouraged to undertake the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) alongside their A-Levels, as a way of enhancing their university applications.

The EPQ affords students the opportunity to choose their own topic, giving them responsibility for their own learning and development, and teaches new skills such as independent research, project management, reflection and self-directed learning.

Students can also opt to complete alternative research qualifications such as national essay prizes and/or the School’s Hiley Research Project.

This range of research projects not only provides personalised opportunities for students to explore a topic in-depth but enables them to develop the range of skills that will help them excel in higher education, and provide evidence of these advanced skills in UCAS applications.

[At John Lyon there is] a major emphasis on the EPQ, with an impressive 100 per cent achieving A*/A most years”

Good Schools Guide

SIXTH FORM OPEN EVENING: THURSDAY 8TH OCTOBER

Learn more about A-Levels at John Lyon on our Sixth Form Open Evening

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OPEN DAY: SATURDAY 26TH SEPTEMBER

See the School on our Autumn Term Open Day, Saturday 26th September, 9.30am - 12.00pm

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SCHOOL IN ACTION: SEPTEMBER, OCTOBER, NOVEMBER

90-minute School tours and Q&As every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday in September, October and November

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