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Pupils follow a broad and balanced curriculum of activities. Activities covered include Athletics, Basketball, Cricket, Cross Country, Football, Gymnastics, Hockey, Netball, Table Tennis, Rounders, Rugby, Striking and Fielding, Swimming and Tennis. Some new activities are introduced as the pupils progress through the school, such as Badminton, Racketball, Softball, Trampolining and Volleyball.
Extra Curricular activities are offered regularly in a wide number of sports during the year and, although these clubs are not compulsory, all pupils are encouraged to participate regularly to enhance their performance and level of fitness.
At the beginning of the Fifth form, pupils are made aware of some of the GCSE topics; this creates an insight to some of the issues they may study the following year. They are introduced to the concept of analysis of performance and learn the fundamentals necessary to enhance their own performance and to improve that of other pupils. Pupils also start to learn the role of the official in the sports in which they are competent performers.
Pupils are able to opt for Physical Education as a full GCSE, following the Edexcel course. Those pupils not selecting PE as an option have two games lessons per week. All pupils in this year group experience a variety of different activities - some of which will be their own choice. The emphasis at this stage is more about participation and game play rather than learning skills directly. The opportunity to play visiting teams is a regular feature as is a mainland fixture in the major games.
Pupils access regular games lessons throughout their time at King William's College. All the major games are taught and played to a very high standard. Each lesson is taught to meet the varying needs of each pupil. A wide range of pupils represent College in all the major games in each year group.
During the winter term the boys perform in Rugby and the Girls in Hockey. The 1st XV Rugby and 1st XI Hockey teams have been incredibly successful both on the Island and away on the mainland where they play regular fixtures against other schools from England at weekends. The first XV Rugby team also compete in the national Daily Mail Cup competition. Every three years, the senior Rugby and Hockey teams embark on an impressive world sports tour during the summer months. The Girls hockey went to the Far East in 2010 and Boys Rugby to Canada this year. The planning for 2013 is underway with both boys and girls visiting Australia.
Football is the main sport for boys and Netball for girls during the spring term. Again, both activities are competed in successfully on and off the Island at Senior Level. The girls are extremely successful in all their competitive matches, benefiting from one of the Island's top Netball coaches.
Cricket is the main summer sport for boys. KWC has an excellent tradition and reputation at producing good cricket players and teams. All years compete regularly on and off the Island competing successfully against all other schools. The girls partake in Rounders and compete against all the other Island schools with great success. Golf continues to flourish at King William's College. Keen golfers participate in the KWC Golf Academy, where they access regular golf tuition from the golf pro at Castletown Golf Links. When not getting first class golf tuition, students test their skills against the challenges of this famous course.
Basketball can also be enjoyed by the boys at King William's College. There are three teams across all year groups that compete against all the other Island schools. Recent successes in the Island's competitions show that KWC are becoming a notable force.
We are determined to build on our strong foundation of sporting success, and keep as many pupils as possible representing their school in as many sports as they can. Sport will always remain a vital part of education and we are making every effort to retain our well known, variety and excellence in sport.
Sports Captains - Autumn Term 2013
1st XV Captain - Alex Long
Vice Captain - Declan Horrox
2nd XV Captain - Tom Gerrard
1st XI Captain - Sosie Cox
Vice Captian - Lily Westerman
2nd XI Captain - Georgia Higgins
Vice Captain - Imogen Humphreys
Girls Cross Country Captain - Sosie Cox
Boys Cross Country Captian - Matthias Schoenheit