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September 2014

Windsurfing Victory for Wyke Student

By | News, Sport

A student from Wyke Sixth Form College has come back from the summer with two sporting accomplishments under her belt. Emma Labourne, who has been sailing competitively since 2009, attended the National Championships of the UK Windsurfing Association in September and finished 1st girl and 7th overall. She also competed in the Youth European Championships in Turkey in July and finished 10th overall.

Emma, 17, said of the latter: ‘I was very happy with my place; it was a real improvement on my performance last year, when I came 20th.’

But this is the last year Emma will be able compete in the Under-19s category. She is, however, already setting her sights on another competition: ‘Next year I plan on attending the Women’s European and World Championships.’

‘It would be my dream to one day compete in the Olympics. But in the meantime I’m focusing on my studies’.

Emma is currently in the second year of studying for a BTEC Extended Diploma in Sport, alongside which she is taking AS Biology. Asked how she fits windsurfing as part of Team GB’s National Youth Squad around her college work, she said, ‘College have been really good, and actually the Sports BTEC really complements the sailing activities.’

Watch an interview with Emma Labourne on the College YouTube channel.

Another Outstanding Year

By | News, On Campus

It’s been another fantastic academic year at Wyke Sixth Form College. From outstanding AS, A2 & BTEC results to a record six students gaining places at Cambridge and Oxford Universities, 2013-14 has certainly been a year to remember.

It was also the year that Wyke students travelled the world, with visits to Italy, Spain, Belgium, Germany, New York, Washington DC & South Africa. To view a short summary of the key events, visit our YouTube channel to watch a five minute video that illustrates why Wyke Sixth Form College is the sixth form of choice for students from Hull, the East Riding and North Lincolnshire.

Accounting Apprenticeship

By | Course News, News

The A level Accounting course team at Wyke is celebrating some excellent news. Last January, Ernst & Young, the third largest professional services firm in the world, established a link with the college.

After visiting Wyke, the firm offered summer placements to AS Accounting students on their “Smart Futures” scheme, a programme that centres around three weeks of valuable accountancy work experience at the company’s regional office in Leeds.

Two students, Ben Smith and Liam Priestman, took up this opportunity and thoroughly enjoyed their placements.

After impressing his placement supervisors, Liam has now been offered an apprenticeship with Ernst & Young to begin in September 2015. This advanced scheme is a fantastic opportunity for Liam and the news comes on top of his excellent exam result.