King William’s College was established in 1833.
Greetings from the External Relations Office at King William’s College in the Isle of Man.
We know that our visiting families enjoy seeing our small, friendly and caring school community in action and are reassured instantly after meeting our staff. We would be delighted to welcome your prospective families to our school. We would also love to welcome our agents to King William’s College and would cover the cost of your flights from the UK. Please do let me know if you would ever like us to arrange this for you. Families can also enjoy a virtual visit, view our school film and meet our Principal, staff and students. We would also be delighted to arrange a virtual coffee with our Principal and for your students to meet our boarders online.
“We have a proud history going back nearly 200 years, but what we value above-all is being a strong, friendly community.”
The team here at King William’s College is looking forward to speaking with you and assisting with any new enquiries. We would also be delighted to welcome you to visit our school.
Best wishes from us all,
Kara Clague | Head of External Relations
Marion Taggart | Admissions Registrar
Rebecca Brian | Admissions Registrar
Jessica Bowles | Digital Marketing and Communications Assistant
Lauren Rafferty-Spiers | Administrative Assistant
THE INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE
In 2002 King William’s College began teaching the International Baccalaureate Diploma. Since then more than 1,000 students have studied the Diploma with us and we have become one of the largest and most successful IB schools in the British Isles. We believe that it is an excellent preparation for both university and life beyond and it is the only qualification we offer in the Sixth Form. The entry requirement is six (I)GCSEs grade C or above or equivalent. Our average class size is 10.
(I)GCSE AND PRE-IB COURSES
The aim of our Pre-IB Programme is to provide our international students with the language skills and academic foundations to make a success of the International Baccalaureate Diploma. Pupils successfully completing the year will automatically be offered a place to study the IB in our Sixth Form. Pre-IB pupils will become members of the Fifth Form and will join the Upper Fifth tutor groups to help aid integration. All Pre-IB students join existing (I)GCSE classes and study the IGCSE First Language and the IGCSE First Language English courses, which are specifically designed for them. The (I)GCSE course is a two-year course which Pre-IB students join in its second year.
The King William’s College Summer Term Boarding Experience is a unique course which is held during the summer term. For three weeks in June (Wednesday 7th to Tuesday 27th June), the Boarding Summer Term Experience provides an opportunity for students aged 13 to 16 to join a fully functioning school. It is designed to empower students to taste boarding school life and discover if they would enjoy studying away from home longer term. The course offers intensive English tuition, with a range of other academic subjects, and total immersion into the School community. It is complemented by a full leisure programme of sports, activities and excursions.
Each student will have approximately 35 hours of English tuition over the course, which will aim to:
In the first week students will attend English lessons in the mornings, followed by activities in the afternoon. In the second and third week the students will be integrated into regular subject lessons with our current students, according to their age and ability. Our Boarding Summer Term Experience is suitable for students who are preparing for IGCSEs, A levels or the IB Diploma, are thinking of entering a British boarding school, or looking for an interesting and rewarding holiday, whilst improving their English. Places are limited.
Our 62 GCSE/IGSCE Year 11 students achieved an overall pass rate (9-4 or A*-C) of 91% with 49% of grades at 9-7 or A*/A.
INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE DIPLOMA 2022
The year group of 46 students achieved an average of 33 points. Seven students achieved 40 or more points out of a maximum of 45, putting them in the top 5% of students worldwide.
An education begins in the classroom, but does not end there. There is another dimension to a rounded education: the opportunities outside the classroom. Learning how to lead, how to contribute and how to build and we offer a vast array of opportunity to try new challenges to enrich the academic experience of all our students.
Fees are payable by the first day of term. There are three terms per year. Our boarding fees include laundry, linen and full board. The tuition fee includes the cost of books, stationery and lunch. All fees are subject to a periodic increase in accordance with the school’s Terms and Conditions.
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King William’s College was established in 1833.
The highest achieving Isle of Man school, outperforming many leading UK independent schools.
Wide range of enrichment and extracurricular activities.
Our average class size is 15, reducing to 10 in the Sixth Form. Pupil-teacher ratio of 1:8.
The Isle of Man is a beautiful, healthy and safe location where young people will flourish.
Approximately 14% of our students are international, representing over 20 nationalities. We support our non-English speakers with qualified English as an Additional Language (EAL) Staff.
Failt Erriu meaning ‘Welcome’ in Manx Gaelic. Situated between England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales, in the middle of the Irish Sea, is where you’ll find the Isle of Man. It is a self-governing British Crown Dependency with a beautiful rugged coastline, medieval castles, natural landscape and an abundance of unspoilt beauty. The Island, which is 32 miles by 14 miles and is home to about 84,000 people, has recently been voted the safest place to live in the British Isles.
The Isle of Man has great air links with many major airports in the UK and Ireland. Most airlines operate daily flights to the Island, with some flights from the North West taking just under 30 minutes. Once you have arrived on the Island, King William’s College is just a two-minute taxi ride or a 10 minute walk from the airport. You can also access the Island via ferry or fastcraft crossing all operated by Isle of Man Steam Packet. Please check the Steam Packet’s website for timetables, fares and ways to book.