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(I)GCSE Options 2019/2020

At King William's College we provide a broad and balanced curriculum in the Middle and Upper Fifth and most pupils study a total of 10 or 11 subjects to (I)GCSE level over the course of the two years. Our average class size is 15.

All pupils take the core subjects of:

  1. English
  2. English Literature
  3. Mathematics
  4. Biology
  5. Chemistry
  6. Physics

All pupils begin the Lower Fifth being taught the separate Sciences and can opt to either continue this or do Coordinated Science.

All pupils also study Religious Studies leading to the GCSE qualification at the end of the Middle Fifth.

Pupils then choose one foreign language:

French, Spanish or Latin

And three additional subjects. The option blocks for these additional subjects will be determined following discussions at Parents' Evening in March and subsequent consultations with the pupils.

Please note when reading this course guide that pupils may not choose both Art and Photography as there is significant overlap between the two courses.

Subjects require a minimum number of pupils before the course can proceed.

It is important that the pupils make the right decisions and they are encouraged to discuss their choices with both their subject teachers and their tutors. Parents should feel free to contact any member of staff if they would like further details about any aspect of the option process.

Please download the guide below which gives an outline of the (I)GCSE courses and the option blocks for 2019/2020.

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