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Academic Enrichment

Important as the academic side is, there is another dimension to a rounded education: the opportunities outside the classroom. Knowledge is vital, but so too are confidence, communication and character. Learning how to lead, how to contribute and how to build. Taking the odd risk too. These skills will stand you in very good stead. Whether it is a concert, a play, a debate, a trek or a match does not matter much. What matters is participation and a willingness to try something new.

There is a vast array of opportunity at College to try new challenges. The twin pillars of the CCF and the Duke of Edinburgh scheme are the flagships, but there is plenty more on offer.

Bragg Society
Named after our Nobel-Prize winner, Sir William Henry Bragg, who was a magnificent all-rounder at KWC in the late 19th century, the Bragg Society aims to encourage debate and discussion, led by students and staff on a range of provocative and thought provoking subjects.

Sixth Form Lectures
Each year a programme of Sixth Form lectures welcomes guest speakers to deliver talks to the entire Sixth Form. Students may be invited to dine with the speaker after the event.

Faced with the difficult choice of our daughters remaining at a perfectly good state school in the Isle of Man, we chose to send them to King William’s College to study the International Baccalaureate. The outcome in both cases was a resounding endorsement of our decision, since King William’s College operates and delivers at a different level.

Past Parent of two 6th Form Students