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December 2014

Roentgenium Award for Josh

By | Awards, News

Taking part in the Cambridge Chemistry Challenge is an honour in itself, but to gain a Roentgenium Award is an amazing achievement.

This term, former Malet Lambert student Josh Langcaster, accompanied by his Chemistry teacher Brenda Corr, visited the Royal Society, London, to collect his trophy alongside other award winning students. This was a fantastic accomplishment as he was one of the top 0.8% of students in the country to achieve this level out of more than 7000 entrants.

Josh, who has already spent a week at Cambridge University as part of his prize, was invited to give a brief lecture to the other successful candidates. During his five minute presentation, Josh gave an interesting insight about his favourite element, Iron.

Josh is currently in the process of applying for Natural Sciences at the University of Cambridge and Durham. In the future he would like to pursue a career in chemistry research.

Wyke Student Wins Anti-Bullying Award

By | Community, News

Since the age of 14, Wyke student Rhiannon Sweeney has received numerous awards and certificates in recognition of her outstanding contribution to local charities and anti-bullying initiatives.

Whist at Winterton Academy, Rhiannon became a peer mentor and cyber mentor with Autism Training, where she volunteered to support younger students who had or were being bullied. Since then she has undertaken a bungee jump, ran fundraising stalls and completed sponsored walks to help people in need.

It didn’t take long before all Rhiannon’s energy and good-will was rewarded. She is the proud holder of two Diana Awards and last month she won the title of the Anti-Bullying Champion of North Lincolnshire.

“Fundraising and volunteering have opened up a whole new world for me where I see things from a different perspective and can help make a difference”, Rihannon told the audience at the #iwill Ambassador Awards.

Economic Students Target Competition

By | Course News, News

Four A level Economics students recently competed in the prestigious “Target 2.0 Bank of England” competition in York, against four other schools/sixth form colleges.

The team were phenomenal and rewarded as runners-up. The drive to achieve excellence was evident when the result was announced as the students were bitterly disappointed as they felt they had done enough to win.

Course leader Jo Morgan said, “I’m immensely proud of all four members of the team who have dedicated countless hours researching, constructing the presentation and working with each other to what was almost a winning combination. I felt that the presentation was flawless and when grilled by the judges the team consulted and provided accurate, insightful and detailed responses.”

Each team member was certainly dressed to impress and we know that once they get over the initial disappointment they will reflect on an experience that has strongly enhanced their economic understanding. The competition is about some much more than winning, it provides an excellent platform to build on many transferable skills such as teamwork, delivery of material, self-confidence and working under pressure.

Legal History

By | Course News, News

“…and the finalists today are Wyke Sixth Form College….”

Congratulations to the students and staff from the Wyke Law Department who made College history by making it to the regional final of the National Bar Mock Trial Competition. This is a massive achievement as Wyke was competing against fifteen other experienced schools and colleges, drawn from North East Lincolnshire and Yorkshire.

Re-live the announcement by watching the mobile phone video of the moment.

In the final, Wyke narrowly missed out on moving to the national finals to Greenhead College but the experience is definitely one that everyone will never forget. Here’s to next year!

The competition is part of the enrichment offered by the Wyke Law Society. The Bar Mock Trial is a tough challenge and involves a great deal of skill and commitment. This is highly regarded by universities and is a brilliant addition to any reference and personal statement. The Wyke Law Society also arranges visits to universities and courts and a visiting speaker programme. Some guests may well be our former students who are now barristers and solicitors.

Joining the Wyke Law Society helps equip students for tough interviews they may have when applying for university. The Law teachers also, alongside our careers advisors, help students prepare for the LNAT tests required by some of the top law universities.