2017 Results

Date: Fri 25 Aug 2017   Author:    Category: Academic   Share: Share on facebookShare on TwitterShare on MySpaceShare by Email

Personal Goals Met at John Lyon

We offer many congratulations to our boys on this year’s exam results, which continue to uphold the School’s reputation for an all-round education that focuses on each boys’ individual strengths and goals.

Despite examination board predictions of tougher GCSE and A-Levels and a move away from course-work based examinations to a greater emphasis on the final exam, John Lyon pupils have continued to excel, producing an outstanding tally of individual and collective results at both A-Level and GCSE.


A-Levels- 1 in 5 boys has secured a place at the University of London

Thirteen students gained straight A grades. Edwin Mu’s triple A* and two As secure him a place to read Economics at UCL; Nikhil Patel’s three A*s secured him a place to read Medicine also at UCL. Mohamed Mazin will read Medicine at Nottingham. Haroon Faqir achieved 3 A*s to ensure him a place to read Modern Languages at Durham. Mehul Gorasia’s 2 A*s and an 2 As secured his place at LSE to read Economics. Aakash Karia’s 2 A*s and an A leads him to read Physics at UCL where he will be joined by Ben Kelly who secured triple A and will read Biomedical Sciences. Ayoub Benchekroun has achieved 2 A*s and 2 As to secure a place on the prestigious Physics with Theoretical Physics course at Imperial College London. Dashant Patel will pursue his dream to be a medic at the University of Washington.

The Head, Miss Haynes commented “I am delighted for the pupils and their families who have worked so hard this year and have been rewarded for their efforts. The majority of John Lyon students will be attending their first choice courses and universities.

The range of courses that our students will study demonstrates the ability of the John Lyon Sixth Form team to identify and nurture students’ passions and interests. I am extremely proud of the fact that this group of hardworking young men will go on to study such a wide range of subjects including Medicine, the STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), the Social Sciences such as Geography, History and Economics, Modern Languages, Classics as well as the Arts. We are not an ‘exam factory’, John Lyon boys are all-rounders and I am sure that this cohort will collectively make a rich and varied contribution to society.”


99% A-Level pass rate

13 boys achieved A*/A grades across all their subjects

15 boys achieved 1 or more A* grades

20 boys achieved 2 or more A*/A grades

1 in 5 boys has secured a place at the University of London (UCL, LSE, Kings, Imperial and Queen Mary)

50% boys achieved their first choice course

66% of boys achieved either their first or insurance choice course

10% of boys ‘exceeded’ their expectations and were able to ‘trade up’

54% of students will go to Russell group Universities



GCSE- A third of all results achieved at are A*, the best A* result for over a decade.

An astounding 43% of our GCSE cohort of 104 boys achieved 7 or more A*-A which is a 2% improvement on last year’s results. 10 boys achieved 9 or more A* whilst 85% achieved 6 or more A*-B. Two thirds of the cohorts grades were A*/A and 95% were A*-C . Arjun Cheema achieved a clean sweep of eleven A*, closely followed by Jaimi Patel, Imad Rajput, Asher Weisz and Pan Wong who achieved ten A*.  

We are delighted to welcome so many boys from Year 11 into the Sixth Form to complete their diverse education at John Lyon. Our track record of outstanding ‘added value’- (the metric which compares the reality of GCSE grade outcomes to statistical predictions on entry into the School) is likely to further support these students to achieve their personal goals in the years ahead.

John Lyon’s success is achieved through our unique system of developing and sustaining each student’s intellectual curiosity. We hold our Values dear, John Lyon boys are ambitious, they achieve Excellence in their endeavours, they are innovators who embrace adversity, have a strong moral code and a creative, enquiring, and above all they are community-minded.

Nikhil Patel secured 3 A*s and is going to UCL to read Medicine gave some advice for boys joining John Lyon this Autumn. “Try everything, there's a lot that the school offers, I did my D of E Bronze all the way through to Gold at School and will be at Buckingham Palace next year to collect my Award, opportunities abound.”


Sam Singleton has been a dedicated Music scholar during his time at John Lyon, he has secured three As and a place at Bristol, to read Geography. Both Sam and his twin brother, Joe, have chosen to study at the same University and offered some thoughts on his time at School "My experience of being at School with my twin brother was a very positive one; teachers treated us as two distinct individuals and we were able to help one another as we progressed. The school has provided me with all the support needed in order for me to reach my potential, in a calm and unpressured manner. It was their belief in me which gave me the confidence to have a strong work ethic."

Joe Singleton will read Ancient History at Bristol “Having attended John Lyon with my twin brother, I can happily say that the school allowed us to excel as individuals. Going to the same school as him made my academic career far more enjoyable and my parents have no regrets at sending us both there."