Sixth form

The Sixth Form at Stonyhurst is known as 'Higher Line' and offers three options for study – A Level, International Baccalaureate Diploma (IBDP) or the International Baccalaureate Career Related Programme (IBCP). Each route provides a wide range of subjects for you to choose from and our teaching staff will be happy to discuss the available options and help you to make the best decisions for your future.

Sixth Form life offers endless opportunities and navigating the best path for future outcomes can feel overwhelming. With subject choices often determining future university courses, and future careers, it is worth getting to know what’s on offer before committing to a pathway of learning at aged 16. With excellent teaching staff, strong academic results, world-class facilities, a dedicated and experienced careers department and a whole host of co-curricular activities on offer, Stonyhurst Sixth Form will set you up for the next step in your journey, whatever that may be. 


I have increased my confidence and become more organised throughout my time here, as well as learning how to carry out research and study independently as well as in class. My teachers have been very supportive, and I’ve also made lots of new friends at Stonyhurst.

Louisa (OS19)