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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.

Our son has been at King William’s College for two years and has settled in very well with the full support of the boarding staff and teachers, who have demonstrated great kindness and caring. The highly disciplined, but dynamic education system has helped our 15 year old son to adapt well and his confidence has noticeably improved in a short space of time. What's especially pleasing is that not only does the College have an excellent calibre of teaching staff and a strong academic curriculum, but we have been surprised and delighted to discover their excellent music achievements! With such great experience, our second son will also join KWC starting at Lower 5, to have a well rounded education. We cannot be more pleased with our decision to send our sons here all the way from Hong Kong!

M5 Overseas Parent