For children due to start senior school in September 2024.
Our Year 7 Academic Scholarships and Drama, Music & Sport Awards will be held on 19th & 20th January 2024. Deadline for entry is 12th January 2024.
Our Scholarships & Awards are honorary and means-tested financial assistance is available. For further information please contact 820110 or email email@example.com.
We chose King William’s College and The Buchan School because of the enthusiasm and positivity amongst the staff and children. They take a holistic approach and promote kindness and happiness amongst the children as a paramount. The small class sizes and quality of teaching has allowed them to flourish academically and our children have had opportunities to get involved in activities that they simply wouldn’t have had in other schools.
Our IGCSE results are the best in the Isle of Man and this year we have one of the biggest year groups in the history of College studying with us, so places are becoming limited.
(I)GCSEs 2023: 57 GCSE/IGSCE Year 11 students achieved an overall pass rate (9-4 or A*-C) of 87%, with 37% of grades at 9-7 or A*/A and 20% of grades at 9/8 or A*.
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Figures released by the Isle of Man Department of Education, Sport and Culture (DESC) for (I)GCSEs in 2023 are 72% at A*-C and 21% A* to A.
Fourth Form at King William’s College represents Year 7 (Lower Fourth) and Year 8 (Upper Fourth). Each class has a form tutor who is always on hand to look after the students’ interests. There are usually eight tutor groups which combine Lower and Upper Fourth students. The form tutors closely monitor the students in their care, reviewing academic progress and pastoral matters, reporting back to the Head of Year on a daily basis. The Fourth Form study the core subjects of:
There are timetabled lessons of Physical Education (PE), Young Enterprise, Drama and Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (PSHE). In Upper Fourth, Adventure Training is introduced for two lessons a week in preparation for the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award and Combined Cadet Force (CCF) activities.
At King William’s College, the Fifth Form is divided into three years: the Lower Fifth (Year 9), Middle Fifth (Year 10) and Upper Fifth (Year 11). They are accommodated in the Raglan Fifth Form Centre in the very heart of the School and each year group has its own separate area. Each fifth former is assigned a tutor and the tutor stays with them for the whole of their time in the Fifth Form. The tutor plays a key role in the life of the pupil; they will meet with their tutees several times a week and they are the main point of contact for parents. We provide a broad and balanced curriculum in the Fifth Form and most pupils study a total of 10 or 11 subjects to (I)GCSE level. All pupils take the subjects of:
In the Lower Fifth, pupils are taught separate Sciences and they can opt to either continue this or do Double Award Science. All pupils study Religious Studies in Lower Fifth, leading to the GCSE qualification at the end of Middle Fifth. Pupils will then choose one foreign language of ESOL, French, Spanish or Latin, and three additional subjects. The option blocks for these additional subjects will be determined following discussions at the Parents’ Evening in March and in subsequent consultations with the pupils. Depending on the students’ interests, these blocks will be made up of the following subjects: Art, Business Studies, Computer Science, Design & Technology, Drama, French/Spanish/Latin (second language), Geography, History, Music, PE and Photography.
“At King William’s College, I’ve discovered more than just an educational institution; it’s a place where my passion for Music has truly blossomed. The school’s robust music programme has provided me with the perfect platform to develop as a musician. Furthermore, my experience with occasional boarding has been exceptional. Through this unique opportunity, I not only enjoyed a wealth of activities during the weekends and after-school, but I have also forged enduring friendships. King William’s College transcends the traditional notion of a boarding school; it’s a nurturing community that fosters growth, encourages the pursuit of passions, and creates indelible memories.”
“I have been at KWC since the start of Lower Fourth (Year 7) and I have loved my experience! Great relationships with supportive teachers and a vibrant and diverse community allow me to learn lots every day. School encourages engagement in lots of different activities. This allows us to discover our talents, whilst developing our skills and abilities in our favoured activities. I am grateful for all the opportunities school has provided me with and the environment that has allowed me to make lifelong friendships!”
“King William’s College provides students with unique opportunities to broaden their capabilities and skills. My main passion has always been rugby, so I never expected to be in House Drama productions and performing on stage! Despite being reluctant at first, the supportive environment at has helped me to become a more well-rounded student.”
“Studying in Sixth Form here is very enjoyable for me as I can choose to study what interests me – I like Biology, Theatre and Dance. Our days are busy, but you quickly get used to it and we are provided with many interesting opportunities. I really like life as a boarder here at . The boarding staff are compassionate and make the boarding house feel like a home away from home. The food is also very nice, there is something for everybody. The boarding staff and prefects always organising lots of fun activities for us, so we are never bored!”
“My favourite thing about King William’s College is the diversity, not only within the community, but also within the curriculum and extracurricular opportunities. I particularly enjoying participating in the One World Charity Challenge and the Share Race. I thoroughly enjoy Sixth Form here, not only due to the varied and challenging IB course, but also the Sixth Form life in general – the independence we gain, the responsibilities and the relationships we build with staff and other students. I am an occasional boarder and every time I have boarded, I have thoroughly enjoyed it thanks to the feeling of a family community and positive atmosphere within the boarding house.”
“I moved to the Isle of Man from South Africa and King William’s College has been very welcoming and kind. One thing I really love about the College is the sports, specifically rugby – it is awesome! After-school sports are a great opportunity to make new friends who you can have fun with. The food here is also amazing and delicious!”
“Our strong community here at the College provides many opportunities for growth. The supportive staff and environment nurture your development. Having joined College in Middle Fifth, I felt very supported, which has been invaluable. College is a truly special place. My interests are Music and Sport and there are many opportunities to get involved in both here at , including international sports tours and regular musical performances. I am enjoying studying for the IB Diploma, we have many knowledgeable subject teachers and opportunities for wider learning, plus it prepares us for university and our future careers!”
“I love being at because I am surrounded by kind, caring people. I especially enjoy the sporting activities and the creativity of Design and Technology classes. I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else other than our school’s safe community.”
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.
We seek to offer a distinctive education of the highest quality and are able to cater for a broad range of students. With a strong sense of community our students are provided with the tools to help them flourish.
Choosing the right school for your child is a life defining decision. We understand that this experience can be daunting, so our admissions process has been designed to be as simple and transparent as possible.