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Learning

Academic excellence lies at the heart of King William’s College. A highly qualified and enthusiastic staff combined with small set sizes (usually less than 20, even in the junior years) ensures that all pupils are inspired and given the individual support they need to achieve success.

In the Fourth Form and Lower Fifth (Years 7 to 9) we broadly follow the requirements of the National Curriculum, except we encourage all pupils to study two modern languages and from the Lower Fifth, the sciences are taught as three separate subjects. Progress is monitored through regular assessments and internal exams are held twice a year. Most pupils go on to take 10 subjects at GCSE or IGCSE and in addition to the core subjects there is a wide range of options. This provides a strong foundation for the Sixth Form where all students study the International Baccalaureate Diploma.

Exam results are consistently high and far above the national average. Over 95% of our students proceed to higher education each year both in the UK and abroad and students regularly gain places at the very best universities including Oxford and Cambridge.

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Beautiful, healthy and safe...

King William’s College is situated in the Isle of Man, providing excellent teaching and friendly boarding, in a beautiful and safe environment.

The Isle of Man

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