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The arts and humanities define who we are as a people. That is their power ― to remind us of what we each have to offer, and what we all have in common. To help us understand our history and imagine our future. To give us hope in the moments of struggle and to bring us together when nothing else will. First Lady Michelle Obama

At King William's College the Humanities subjects all seek to impart a wider knowledge and understanding of the world we live in.

In Geography the physical features of our world and the human environment are considered; in History we consider how our politics and society (and those of the wider world) became what they are today; and in Religious Studies we seek to learn about and gain some appreciation of Christianity, Islam and Judaism.

Once students have reached IGCSE level they can also embark on Business Studies and at IB level they can opt to study Economics or Business Management, in order to look at these aspects of how the modern world works.

The Humanities departments are committed to helping our students develop into young adults, who are aware and inquiring, both personally and globally. We believe this is key to educating those who have the potential for significance in their local, and perhaps even global, spheres.

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