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December 2015

Dramatic Increase in the much Coveted A* Grade

By | News

Yet again, students at Wyke Sixth Form College have shown a combination of talent and hard work to achieve outstanding success. This, combined with superb teaching and the best possible facilities, has meant that 99.8% of students have achieved a pass grade at A-level with 36 subjects achieving 100% pass rate.

There has been a dramatic increase in the proportion of students achieving the much coveted A* grade (108 students) and achieving the A*-B grade is 50%.

No less than 43 students achieved at least 3 grades at A* or A and particular congratulations go to:

Katherine Longman 3 x A*
Heather Smith 3 x A*
Liam Barratt 2 x A*
Elizabeth Hamilton 2 x A*
Joshua Langcaster 2 x A*
Rebecca Brown 2 x A*
Lucie Hall 2 x A*
Rebecca Johnson 2 x A*
Rhianydd Clement 2 x A*
Natalia Baranska 2 x A*
Anna Terentjeva 2 x A*
Miguel Barrulas 2 x A*
Milena Palyga 2 x A*
Mitchell Langcaster-James 2 x A*

Once again our BTEC results were outstanding with 27 students achieving 3 Distinctions.

Principal, Jay Trivedy, said:

“These are another set of excellent results for our College. It reflects the tremendous work that is done at our College and it is a pleasure to be able to work with such wonderful students.

The staff at Wyke show year-on-year their expertise in bringing the best out of each and every student. Post-16 students are our sole focus and the students at Wyke show what can be achieved when the right teaching, support and facilities are there for them.

I am absolutely delighted particularly with the large number of students achieving the top grades and I know that our College will continue to provide the best possible education for the widest range of young people. We have consistently shown what can be done in the city. It is an engine of confidence and achievement for the future.

I am especially pleased that four of our Oxbridge applicants and most of our medical applicants have been successful. However, I am delighted for all the students and their achievements. I would like to thank the families and staff (teaching and non-teaching) who have been so supportive of our students.”

Mr John Wilson, Chair of the Wyke Sixth Form College Corporation, added:

“Once again our students have achieved a fantastic set of results. I congratulate them for their hard work and wish them well for the future. Thanks must go to all the teaching and support staff for their hard work and dedication.”

Jay Trivedy


Oxbridge Training Evening

By | Course News, News

This year has seen a record number of Wyke students complete an Oxbridge application. Eighteen students from the College’s Flyers programme are now on the path to hopefully securing an offer from their chosen institution.

To help with this challenging process Wyke organised a mock Oxbridge interview evening. The event centred round a carousel of three sessions; a subject specific interview, a “Thinking Skills” interview and an interview workshop.

Jamie Davies, coordinator of the Wyke Flyers programme at the College said, “The rationale for the evening was to let students experience an academic panel asking questions about their reasons for applying to Oxbridge. The sessions were designed to allow students the opportunity to verbalise their thought processes, subject knowledge and develop their thinking skills.”

Our candidates have already taken the Oxbridge admissions test and the outcome of this assessment will determine their progression to the interview stage. An invitation to interview will be sent the successful students at the end of November.

England netball for Emily

By | Course News, News, Sport

Last week, 7 members of our Netball team took part in the final stage of the the British College’s England trials at Nottingham Trent University.

The finals saw 80 students from across the country play 10 hours of netball over 2 days.

Following the trials, the captain of the Netball 1st team Emily Hairsine successfully gained a place on the British College’s England netball squad for the 2015-2016 season.

Toni Daddy attended the event along with the coach of the team Debbie Brettell. Looking back at the trials, Toni said: “All of the girls who represented the College were fantastic but Emily was outstanding. She is a very versatile player and she dealt with the pressure of the trials really well.”

Emily will spend 6 weekends away with the team, with her 1st match being played in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Toni, Debbie and the College would like to say well done to all of the girls involved in the trials and wish Emily every success.

Psychology go Behind Bars

By | Course News, News

A shared interest into the minds and thoughts of humans means that Psychology is consistently one of the most popular courses at Wyke.

Last week, our Psychology students attended a ‘Behind Bars’ conference that allowed them to hear first-hand the thoughts of former prisoners about their experience behind bars.

This conference was organised by the Psychology department to develop the students understanding of the penal system, allowing them to question whether prison works and its impact on prisoners when they are released. All of this information links into the students study of criminal psychology, in particular how crimes are treated.

During the conference, the students heard talks from released prisoners who served sentences ranging from 4 to 24 years. The students were given the opportunity to discuss the issues mentioned in the talks and openly ask questions to the speakers about their experience within the penal system.

To find out more about Psychology at Wyke, have a look at our course page here:

The Fashion Spotlight

By | News

Former Wyke student Angela Ives has leapt into the public eye with an appearance in the latest Burberry advertising campaign.

Angela studied art and design at Wyke, progressing onto a Textiles degree at Nottingham Trent University, specialising in knitwear. She is now a knitwear and print product developer at Burberry and her cameo appearance sees her line up next to Romeo Beckham, Sir Elton John and Naomi Campbell in an advert that celebrates the 15th anniversary of the iconic British film “Billy Elliot”.

You can see Angela’s version next to the cinema release on YouTube at and

If the surname Ives sounds familiar, her sister Rebecca also works at Wyke, teaching in the college’s media department.