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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

I loved King William’s College from the start. I made up my mind within an hour of our time there that I wanted my son to attend. You have to come to College to understand what makes it stand out from the rest. It is a place of genuinely caring and friendly people. Another aspect of College we love is its vast international community. Our son has made some great friends and as a result has come to appreciate and respect other cultures and traditions. Our son loves College. He loves the independence to make choices, the easy access he has to his tutors, the opportunity to make his own mistakes and learn from them, but most of all, he loves the fact that expert assistance is always a breath away.

U5 Overseas Parent