Our International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme has been going from strength to strength in recent years. In recognition of the achievements of our IB students, this year we are proud to be ranked in the world’s top 50 IB schools (Click here to see the table) as well as appearing in the Top 20 large cohort of independent IB schools in the UK. The IB Diploma provides a challenging curriculum across six academic subjects. 

Stonyhurst 2019 IB highlights:

·        95% pass rate compared to a world average of 78.2% (IBO, 2018)

·        33% of students achieved 38 with 20% achieving over 40 points

·        67% of students achieved 35 or more points equivalent to A*- A at A level

·        2 students achieved 41 points placing them in the top 2.5% of candidates worldwide and equivalent to 4 A* at A Level

·        An average point score of 35.6, compared with the typical worldwide average of 30

This year our IB Diploma students have gone on to prestigious universities in the UK and globally, reading subjects ranging from Physics and Medicine, to Philosophy and International management. 

John Browne, Headmaster of Stonyhurst College, said: 

“The IB Programme at Stonyhurst with its emphasis on being internationally-minded continues to deliver the Jesuit vision of ‘the world is our house’. This has perhaps never been more important as our young people move on to the next stage of their educational journey. There have been some outstanding results this year at the College and I should like to congratulate the students and staff who have worked together to achieve so much over the past two years, not to mention the families who provide so much support. The Stonyhurst motto ‘as much as I can’ has certainly been demonstrated by this ambitious group of young people.”

Lucia Garcia, one of 3 pupils to score in the top 2.5% of candidates worldwide said: “I personally found the IB course at Stonyhurst attractive because, although it is an academically challenging course, it is a more holistic programme than A Levels. I liked the idea of developing my education by focusing on my own personal development (emotional and social) through CAS, TOK and EE as well as increasing an all-round academic knowledge through the study of 6 different subjects.”