International Baccalaureate 2013




Stonyhurst College has been authorized* to offer the the IB Diploma Programme from September 2013. This makes Stonyhurst and IB World School.  IB World Schools share a common philosophy –a commitment to high-quality, challenging, international education – that we believe is important for our students.

Stonyhurst will be offering the IB Diploma from 2013 alongside A-levels. An alternative to A-level that is highly regarded by universities and employers, the IB Diploma is a demanding programme that, in keeping with Stonyhurst’s Jesuit ethos, seeks to develop the whole person.


*Only schools authorized by the IB Organization can offer any of its three academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP) or the Diploma Programme (and in addition the Career-related Certificate).

For further information about the IB and its programmes visit


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“The Government recognise the quality and rigour of the International Baccalaureate (IB). ...We are very supportive of those academies that choose to offer the IB curriculum.”

Nick Gibb, Schools Minister.

Source: House of Commons, Commons Debates, Daily Hansard, Written Answers.

10 January 2011

“...the IB does put you significantly ahead in the global race for the best universities....Marks: 10 out of 10.”

(Financial Times, 10 May 2008)