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.
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 IGCSE level over the course of the two years. Our average class size is 15.
We believe the International Baccalaureate Diploma is an excellent preparation for both university and life beyond and it is the only qualification we offer in the Sixth Form.
The aim of the Pre-IB programme is to provide pupils with the language skills and academic foundations to make a success of the International Baccalaureate Diploma. Pupils successfully completing the year will be automatically offered a place to study the IB in the King William's College Sixth Form.
Academic excellence lies at the heart of King William’s College. A highly qualified and enthusiastic staff combined with small set sizes ensures all pupils are inspired and given the individual support they need to achieve success.
Pupils are also encouraged to read widely, both for their own enjoyment and to further their awareness of the ways in which English can be used.
Mathematics is a core subject, which is important in its own right. Though Mathematics has numerous applications of its own it also plays a central role in other subjects.
Science is the study of how things work. At King William’s College we take a practical approach to the study of Science with an emphasis on problem solving.
At King William's College the Humanities subjects all seek to impart a wider knowledge and understanding of the world we live in.
The MFL Department at King William’s College is made up of four French, five Spanish and two German teachers and two teaching assistants. We also teach Latin at KS3, KS4 and KS5.
Design and Technology combines material and manufacturing theory with practical know-how acquired through Design and Make projects.
In Lower Fourth, Upper Forth and Lower Fifth our curriculum is based on the national curriculum in England for computing at Key Stage 3.
From first thing in the morning until last thing in the evening, music is being made somewhere at King William’s College.
College is delighted to offer Drama as an academic subject throughout the College and has a thriving extra-curricular presence.
The College Art Department is a highly successful and thriving area of King William's College.
Pupils follow a broad and balanced curriculum of activities. All the major games are taught and played to a very high standard.
The Learning Support department at King William’s College aims to provide each pupil with an inclusive education.
At King William’s College every member of the Sixth Form is given extensive individual help and guidance.
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