Stonyhurst students celebrate International Baccalaureate exam achievement

Stonyhurst students delighted over exam success
Stonyhurst students delighted over exam success

Students at Stonyhurst celebrated their successes last week, as exam results for the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme were published across the world.

The institution’s top performing student, Miss Chiara Longo (17) from Italy, achieved 40 points out of 45, which puts her into the top 3% of candidates in the world. Speaking on her achievement, Chiara said, “The two years I spent attending the IB programme at Stonyhurst College were the most challenging yet rewarding of my life.” Chiara will be studying Law at Durham University.


Headmaster of Stonyhurst College, Mr John Browne commented saying, “Stonyhurst has a long tradition of forming young people as men and women for others.  I am always inspired by and proud of our young people who work hard to become contributing members of society. Achieving excellent results like these – when we are not a selective school, and 92% of our students studied the course and took the exams in their second language – is extraordinary and I am delighted for them. I know they will all go onto university and adult life from Stonyhurst with confidence and become positive agents for change in the world.”

Director of the Stonyhurst IB programme,  Mrs Debbie Kirkby said, “”I am very proud of Stonyhurst’s IB students. The IB has prepared our young people for life beyond school; and they have benefited greatly from the diversity of experience that an IB Diploma brings.”

Stonyhurst International Baccalaureate students have secured places in a range of subjects at Universities across the world including: International Management at King’s College London , Chemistry with Management at Bath and Film Production at Chapman University, California.