The College standard is flying high today to celebrate the achievements of the class of 2020. They are a remarkable year group, distinguished in character as well as achievement. During lockdown our Rhetoric group have shown remarkable resilience, as well as generosity, compassion and friendship to younger pupils. Following a year of uncertainty, not least that of the past week, we are now able to celebrate their achievements.

Stonyhurst 2020 International Baccalaureate (IB) highlights:  

  • 100% pass rate compared to a world average of 77.8% (IBO, 2019)
  • Our most successful candidate achieved 44 points (out of a maximum of 45 points) placing them in the top 1% of candidates worldwide and equivalent to 4 A* at A-Level
  • Over one third (38.5%) of pupils achieved 38 or more points, equivalent to 2A*s and 1A at A-Level
  • As a cohort, the average point score is 36, compared with the worldwide average of 29.9 

Stonyhurst 2020 A-Level highlights: 

  • 100% pass rate
  • Almost half of all entries (48.2%) were awarded A*- A  and 72.5% were awarded A*-B
  • 20 candidates achieved all A* and A grades

John Browne, Head of Stonyhurst, said: 

Many congratulations to all Rhetoric pupils on their achievements. The Jesuit concept of having ‘one foot in the air’, ready for the next challenge, has perhaps never been more relevant, and the resilience shown by our pupils in this challenging year has been remarkable. The global diversity of university destinations and breadth of subjects to be studied, demonstrates the ambition of our Stonyhurst students, now proud to call themselves OS. This has been a year of unprecedented challenge and these fine young people provide hope and inspiration for the future.

Offers have been secured at a range of top UK Russell Group universities and prestigious universities worldwide including:  Bristol (UK), Bocconi University (Italy); Cardiff (UK); Cambridge (UK); Durham (UK); Exeter (UK); Edinburgh (UK); ESCP European Business School (France); Glasgow (UK); IE University (Spain); Imperial College London (UK); Kings College London (UK); Leeds (UK); London School of Economics (UK); Loughborough (UK); Manchester (UK); Newcastle (UK); New York University (Abu Dhabi); Oxford (UK); Reading (UK); St Andrews (UK); The Sorbonne (France); University College London (UK); University of Florida (USA); University of Vienna (Austria); Warwick (UK). 

Courses include: Architecture; Biomedical Science; Business Management; Chemistry; Classics; Computer Science; Dentistry; Economics; Engineering; International Management; International History and Politics; International Social and Public Policy; Law; Material Science and Engineering; Medicine; Modern Languages and Economics; Museum Studies and Archaeology; Pharmacy; Philosophy; Philosophy and Psychology; Theology.