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King William's College

In 2018 an average IB score was just over 32.6 points.
Address: Isle of Man
Official representatives. Submission of documents and admission free of charge

Description King William's College

  • Year of foundation: 1833
  • Location: Castletown, Isle of Man, Britain
  • Age of students: 11-18 years old
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Type of studying: mixed
  • Number of students: 367; foreign students about 110
  • Programs: High School - GCSE, IB
  • Accommodation: residence (boarding house).

King William's College was founded in 1833 and bears the name of Wilhelm IV, King of Great Britain (1765-1837, crowned in 1831). The idea of ​​creating a college appeared in Bishop Berow in 1668, but was implemented only in 1833 by the spiritual leaders of the Diocese of Maine. Up until 1980 only boys were studying in the college, at present the educational system is mixed.

Among the characteristics of the school is its Island location and incredible beauty of the surrounding nature. The Isle of Man is one of the so-called "Crown Holdings" of Britain. It is not part of Britain, but is its dependent territory. The executive branch and foreign policy issues are under the control of Britain, and in the system of legislative and judicial power the island enjoys wide autonomy. The Parliament of the island exists and operates since 979.

All this special situation causes enormous opportunities for the education and development of human potential. Respect for human rights, traditions of parliamentarism and peaceful coexistence are invariably brought up in the pupils of the school. Moreover, the Isle of Man is one of the largest offshore zones in the world. College students have the opportunity to personally follow the business processes of successful companies from around the world.

Currently, there are two departments for children in the college:

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in King William's College

Program name
from 34 250 £ / year

Senior school, 11-16 years; Year 7, 8, 9, 10, 11

Students get knowledge of the GCSE program. The technology of the program helps to prepare for the exams required for admission to the Sixth Form. The subjects are divided into thematic groups, each student chooses 3-4 directions, and studies in the end 8-10 subjects.

Disciplines that are compulsory:

  • English
  • English literature
  • Mathematics
  • Biology (to choose from)
  • Physics (to choose from)
  • Chemistry (to choose from).

Subjects are for the choice of students:

  • Geography
  • History
  • Religious instruction
  • Economy
  • Physical Culture
  • Business technology
  • The photo
  • Modern foreign languages ​​- French, Spanish, German
  • Latin language
  • Design
  • Computer science
  • Music
  • Drama
  • Art.

Also, during the studying, college students attend various mugs and sections. At the end of the 13th grade, students take exams and, according to their results, enter the Sixth Form.

from 34 250 £ / year

Sixth Form, 16-18 years; Year 12 and year 13. Program IB

The college began to prepare graduates under the International Baccalaureate (IB-International Baccalaureate Diploma) programs in 2002. Currently, more than 800 people have received IB program diplomas and the college has become one of the largest and most successful IB schools in the whole of Britain.

Disciplines are divided into 6 blocks. Students choose 6 subjects - 3 for advanced study (HL), 3 for standard (standard level - SL). List of subjects by groups, indicating the ability to choose a subject for standard or in-depth study is the following:

Group 1: Learning Language and Literature

  • English Literature (HL and SL)
  • English Language and Literature (HL and SL)

Group 2: Foreign languages

  • Chinese literature [native speakers] (SL)
  • French (HL, SL and ab initio)
  • German (ab initio)
  • German literature (native speakers) (HL)
  • Latin (HL and SL)
  • Spanish (HL, SL and ab initio)

Group 3: Personality and Society

  • Business Management (HL and SL)
  • Economy (HL and SL)
  • Geography (HL and SL)
  • History (HL and SL)

Group 4: Science

  • Biology (HL and SL)
  • Chemistry (HL and SL)
  • Design Technology (HL and SL)
  • Ecological systems and societies (SL)
  • Physics (HL and SL)
  • Sport, exercise and health (HL and SL)

Group 5: Mathematics

  • Mathematics (HL and SL)
  • Mathematical Research (SL)

Group 6: Art and electives

  • Biology (HL and SL)
  • Chemistry (HL and SL)
  • Economy (HL and SL)
  • French (HL and SL)
  • Music (HL and SL)
  • Spanish (HL and SL)
  • Theater (HL and SL)
  • Fine arts (HL and SL).

In addition to subjects to choose from, all senior high school students are provided with compulsory academic studies that develop scientific skills:

  • Extended essay: 4000 words of independent work, enabling the student to develop the skills of scientific research, developing literacy and accuracy of the language, preparing for work at the university;
  • Theory of knowledge: a cross-cultural philosophical subject, which aims to understand the place and role of cognition in the modern world. In the classroom, various types of cognition are studied (through the prism of various types of cognition: artistic, scientific, etc.):
  • Feeling
  • Perception
  • Emotions
  • Language
  • Mind
  • Intuition
  • Memory
  • CAS (Creativity, Action and Service - creativity, action and service). Classes are held 4 times a week. Here the students most fully reveal their talents in action. There are various classes for drama and art, charitable and social activities, scientific and many other projects.

Teachers are actively working with future students, helping them to decide on the type of occupation, the circle of interests and the educational institution. Graduates of the school demonstrate exceptionally high rates of examinations and the percentage of admission to the best universities of the country and the world.

from 34 250 £ / year

Pre-IB Program

In college there is a one-year program of preparation for IB. Students receive the necessary language skills and scientific research skills. All students study English in depth and attend the existing IGCSE (11th year) classes. Also, students join the study of mathematics and the natural sciences, choosing for themselves 2 disciplines. From the additional list three disciplines are selected for study. All students who successfully completed the educational program are enrolled in the 12th grade for the IB course.

Accommodation, housing and food

Living in a college is based on the full board basis. On the school territory there are two hostels for pupils - one for girls, the other for boys. The guys from the junior classes live in double and triple rooms, high school students - in single rooms. For each student a cozy home atmosphere is created, the staff of the school and dormitories helps the students in solving all everyday problems and difficulties.

Food in College of Wilhelm has a special quality - many products are produced on the island itself and are environmentally friendly. Cooks and kitchen workers are watching to ensure that all the wishes of the students are taken into account, and that they receive a maximum of useful and quality products. You can choose from different types of food, including vegetarian.

Subjects, specialties, faculties

Subjects list : art, business management, business technology, Chinese literature, computer science, computer techologies, design, design and technology, drama, ecological systems, economics, English, English literature, extended essay, French, geography, german language, history, humanitarian sciences, Information Technology, Latin language, maths, music, Natural Sciences, physical Culture, Physical culture and sports sciences, Religious studies, Spanish, the photo, theory of knowledge

Events King William's College

While in college, students participate in many activities that allow them to better unlock their potential - these are various clubs, debating clubs, schools and models. In the college, business representatives, cultural figures, and active extra-curricular life are constantly speaking with lectures!

Pupils constantly commit organized trips to Britain and the world. The list of directions and types is quite extensive:

  • Historic tour of Berlin
  • Journey through classical Greece
  • Dramatic art and design of Japan (Tokyo and other cities)
  • Geographical travel through Iceland
  • Historical tour of Russia
  • Tour of South Africa
  • Language tour of Paris (for students of French)
  • Historical and business tour of the USA.

College students also have the opportunity to learn in the exchange program, they are actively involved in charitable and socially meaningful activities.

While studying at school, students have the opportunity to study in depth music items - playing music, singing. There are various mugs, choirs, ensembles. During the course of the IB program, students study music theory and practice in depth, preparing for the exams. Many students go to the music department of the University of Cambridge and the Royal College of Music after school.

Particular attention is paid to sports education in grades 12-13, where the IB program involves mastering not only the skills, but also the theory of sports. You can choose from several types of sports from an extensive list:

  • Athletics
  • Basketball
  • Cricket
  • Cross-country run
  • Football
  • Gymnastics
  • Hockey
  • Netball
  • Table tennis
  • English lapta
  • Rugby
  • Swimming
  • Big tennis
  • Badminton
  • Rocketball
  • Softball
  • Jumping on the trampoline
  • Volleyball.


  • Classical British education
  • Exceptionally high academic indicators
  • One of Britain's leading schools that has successfully taught the IB program since 2002
  • Professional teaching staff
  • In classes from 7th to 11th, the number of students in the classromm is about 15 on average.
  • The number of people in the Sixth Form classes is 10 people
  • Picturesque territory of accommodation - the Isle of Man - one of the most beautiful places in Britain
  • Environmentally clean zone
  • The Isle of Man is characterized by an almost total lack of crime and is a very safe and comfortable place to live.
  • Equipping to the best standards
  • Simplified visa system for foreign students (the visa is issued for the entire period of study)
  • Qualified assistance in learning English to foreign students, helping in adapting to the country and school.

Equipment King William's College

The whole complex of buildings of the college has first-class execution. The school has everything for comfortable study and life: spacious bright classrooms with clean air, hostels with cozy rooms, common halls, rest rooms, has its own music school and a theater for up to 200 people. We also mention a well-equipped library with more than 30,000 book titles-computers and all the necessary equipment for work. The Department of Arts has its own large studio, ceramics laboratories and photographs.

On the college territory there is a huge sports complex with an indoor pool, fitness center, basketball and volleyball courts, badminton and netball courts, as well as a football field, a rugby field. All sports facilities are all-season, all sports sections and mugs have all the necessary inventory in stock.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

The academic year is divided into traditional trimesters:

  • Autumn - from 5-6 September to 15 December (vacation from 20 October to 6 November)
  • Spring - from 8 January to 23 March (vacation from 9 to 19 February)
  • Summer - from 16 April to June 29 (holidays from May 25 to June 4).

Please note that there are some surcharges not included in the basic cost of the program:

  • Registration fee
  • Consular fee of the Embassy
  • Visa invitation
  • Mandatory medical insurance
  • Academic Deposit
  • Custody and registration In the agency
  • Initial testing of the knowledge level.

Extra fees:

  • Registration fee (for accommodation) 100 GBP
  • Deposit for a course/programme 1000 GBP
  • Study materials
  • Visa fees
  • Flight tickets
  • Medical insurance
  • Pocket money

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

  • Check out the application for admission
  • Visiting the school by the applicant and his family in order to get acquainted with the teaching staff and school life (or a Skype interview)
  • Full detailed report on progress and success from the previous place of study
  • Own school test for the level of knowledge
  • Since the school actively attracts students from different countries, the level of English for applicants is individually negotiated
  • On the issue of obtaining a visa, it is necessary to ask the specialists of the receiving school division or to experts immigration Isle of Man office. IMPORTANT: The Isle of Man's visa is not issued by Britain or the European Union.

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- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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