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Chemistry at Stonyhurst

Academic excellence

Stonyhurst has an outstanding academic record, with many of our pupils going on to top universities in the UK, Europe and around the world. All pupils, wherever their particular strengths, are helped to achieve their full academic potential.

Broad curriculum allows students to follow their interests. Psychology A level recently introduced. Languages are strong; around 75 per cent take two languages at GCSE, 14 per cent at A level. The IB is predominantly taken by international students, but popularity is steadily increasing.

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A supportive and exciting curriculum

Teaching at Stonyhurst centres on the individual and encourages pupils to study independently, and to think for themselves –  a vital preparation for university. We offer a  choice of three routes for Sixth Form (Higher Line) pupils – A level, IB Diploma or the Cambridge Technical Diploma. Small classes and exceptionally good teacher-pupil relationships enable pupils to learn at their own pace, developing their talents to the full.

What subjects do we offer?

If pupils feel they need to brush up on an aspect of the curriculum, the evening subject drop in clinics do the trick. Or as the head puts it, if the target grades are down, then a clinic ‘becomes a priority’.

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