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Humanities

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.

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