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February 2016

Poetry from the Heart

By | Awards, Course News, News

Last weekend was one to celebrate as two Wyke students collected awards in a national poetry competition. Sarah Magaharan and Kathryn Jackson were crowned the Hull and East Riding winner and runner-up respectively in the “Poetry By Heart” regional heat held at the Hull Maritime Museum.

“Poetry By Heart” is a national competition designed to encourage pupils aged 14-18 and at school and college in England to learn and to recite poems by heart. Not in an arm-waving, props-supported thespian extravaganza, but as the outward and audible manifestation of an inwardly-understood and enjoyed poem.

The competition is a pyramid of participation from individual classrooms to whole school/college contests, then county contests, regional semi-finals and the grand final, to be held at Homerton College, Cambridge on March 17th – 19th 2016.

Congratulations to Sarah and Kathryn on their success.

Former student to star in Game of Thrones

By | News

Former Wyke student Rob Aramayo is fast becoming a household name after being cast in the sixth series of “Game of Thrones”.

Rob, who previously studied at Malet Lambert High School, studied at the College from 2009-2011 before moving to New York to study at the Juilliard School of Drama, known for its prestigious alumni.

Although Rob has revealed that he will be starring in the show, he is yet to disclose his role which will only be disclosed when the series is aired in April.

Rob is no stranger to the spotlight, having previously starred in HBO period drama “Lewis and Clark” and recently completing work on two films due to be released later on this year.

See the World at Wyke

By | College Trips, Course News, News, Physics

February and March is a busy time at Wyke as many courses go on their annual field trips. This year there’s an expanded number of visits with students journeying throughout the world.

In the week leading up to half-term Media students will visit New York, Film attend the Berlin Film Festival, Maths go to Florence and Physics will embark on their inaugural visit to Cern, Switzerland.

Across half-term the established cross-college trip to South Africa will occur. Moving into March students from Geography will visit Sicily, MFL go to Geneva and RS/Classics students will take a trip to Rome.

If you thought that was impressive there are still the trips to Washington DC, an expedition to Mount Kilimanjaro and a new proposal to visit Thailand to look forward to.

The Subject Matters

By | Course News, News, On Campus

In February, Wyke is hosting “The Subject Matters”, the University of Cambridge outreach conference targeted at students who are looking to apply to a selective, research-led university. Current students and students from our partner institutions have been invited to this event which will also welcome former student Katie Craven who is currently reading Psychology at Cambridge.

A Level subject choices made at sixth form college can have a major impact on course and university options. A significant number of very bright and capable students fail to gain places at selective universities because they are not studying the most appropriate subjects.

When assessing applicants at the University of Cambridge, they consider not only the individual A Level subjects but also the combination of subjects. For many courses Russell Group Universities require applicants to have taken certain subjects, or combinations of subjects, because they provide an effective preparation for study at university.

The evening will be held on 9th February at 7.00pm in the Oak Theatre and concludes at 8.30pm, with an opportunity to ask further questions.