KING WILLIAM'S COLLEGE

ISLE OF MAN

WHY CHOOSE KWC?

Our GCSE results are the best in the Isle of Man and this year we have one of the biggest year groups in the history of the 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*.

Contact us at admissions@kwc.im or 820110 and find out why we are the highest achieving school on Island and the financial support we can offer.

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.

  • The highest achieving Isle of Man School and one of the most established IB schools in the British Isles.
  • IGCSE Results 2023: (A*-C/9-4) of 87%, with 37% of grades at A*/A or 9-7.
  • Our unmissable Sixth Form Experience offers three distinct academic pathways, tailored to students’ individual needs and ambitions.
  • IB Results 2023: An average of 32 points.
  • Sixth Form entry requirement: six IGCSEs grade C or above.
  • Average class size: 15 (IGCSE) and 10 (IB).
  • An international environment with students from more than 20 different countries.
  • Excellent pastoral care in a strong community.
  • Chance to try boarding and gain experience of living away from home before going to university.

“We have a proud history going back nearly 200 years, but what we value above-all is being a strong, friendly community.”

STUDY IGCSEs AT KWC

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:

  • English
  • English Literature
  • Mathematics
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics

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.

BEYOND THE CLASSROOM

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.

BOARDING

With a mix of local and international boarders, pupils are given the freedom to become more independent both socially and academically.

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