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

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