Stonyhurst College is proud to offer the International Baccalaureate to students as it complements the Jesuit school’s distinctive approach to developing open-minded and respectful young people.
With the vast number of options and teaching methods now available for young people upon completion of their GCSEs, it’s rare to find a pathway, such as A-levels, the International Baccalaureate (IB) or Cambridge Technicals (CTEC), that aligns so closely with an educational institution’s approach to learning and developing its pupils.
As the oldest, continually operating Jesuit school in the world, the values lived by the community at Stonyhurst College resonate strongly with the IB Learner Profile. Both philosophies recognise the importance of education to empower pupils to create positive change in the world, and by embracing these values they can truly become ‘Men and Women for Others’. It is a highly valuable synergy that serves pupils well, not just in achieving their educational aims, but as a global citizen throughout all of life’s journey.
Stonyhurst has been delivering the International Baccalaureate Diploma (IBDP) since 2013 at its historic, countryside campus in the north of England, providing both day and boarding pupils with the opportunity to study six subjects as part of a curriculum that keeps future options wide open through development of the individual academically, intellectually, and as a whole person.
This broadness is also reflected in the programme’s international perspective, encouraging pupils to think globally and understand diverse cultures. ‘In our increasingly interconnected world, this awareness is vital,’ says Deborah Kirkby, Director of the Stonyhurst IB. ‘It promotes tolerance, open-mindedness, and ultimately develops young people who are knowledgeable, caring and want to create a better world through intercultural understanding and respect, which aligns with Stonyhurst’s Jesuit mission of learning and development of the whole person.’
‘We are proud to be the only Catholic IB school in the north of the UK,’ adds Deborah. ‘What’s special and unique about Stonyhurst is the way our pupils learn, live and grow through the Jesuit Profile, guiding not only what they learn, but also who they become as individuals. The IB is a global education, designed to inspire a quest for learning throughout life, with pupils challenged to excel in their studies and their personal growth.’
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