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September 2016

Wyke Strike Partnership with Hull City Ladies

By | News, On Campus, Physical Education, Sport

Wyke have just signed a partnership agreement with Hull City Ladies FC. For the 2016-17 season the college will be hosting the club’s junior development centre, a training camp used weekly by gifted 9-16 year olds from across the city. As part of this new relationship, Wyke PE and Sport students will support coaching sessions and the training kit will also display the Wyke logo. The concept behind this new partnership is to ensure that the pathway from school to a post-16 playing career is seamlessly transparent.

Six members of the current Hull City Ladies squad also attend Wyke and form part of the college team that has progressed to two successive National College Cup finals. With this obvious synergy the opportunity to work together was one that both the College and the club couldn’t resist. Mark Lucid, Head of Sport at Wyke said “When I was approached by the club about working together I immediately saw it as a “win win” situation. It’s a great way to support some of most successful footballers beyond the college campus.”

The Wyke logo will now appear on the official Hull City Ladies website and the College will also actively promote the fixtures to students and staff at Wyke. For more information visit

Wyke Review of 2015-16

By | News, On Campus

2015-16 was another memorable year at Wyke Sixth Form College and you can now relive those moments in the “Wyke Review of Year” video.

From the elation of A level results day to scoring a goal in a griping cup final, from the excitement of visiting Rome to winning a national award, the video illustrates the breath of achievement, activities and enrichment available at the college.

The video is now available on “Wyke TV”, the college’s dedicated YouTube channel at

Students Predict a Riot

By | Course News, News

Ten talented Media Studies and Film Studies students have been invited to attend an inaugural media awards ceremony.

The Audio and Radio Industry Awards are being held at the Leeds First Direct Arena as part of the Leeds European City of Culture bid. BBC Radio DJ Sara Cox is hosting the event with a string of special guests from the media industry. Leeds’ own indie group “The Kaiser Chiefs”, whose hits include “Ruby” and “I Predict a Riot”, are performing a set on the night.

As the tickets were gifted to Wyke by Leeds Beckett University, the college teaching staff selected the small group of students as a reward for their outstanding AS exam success. This included students who achieved full marks in the summer exam or who achieved well beyond their target grades.

Evening for Parents of New Students

By | News, On Campus

All parents of new students are invited to attend a Welcome Evening here at the College on Wednesday 21st September.

It’s an opportunity to meet your son or daughter’s progress tutor, and find out a little more about the support on offer here at Wyke. Expect your invite in the post by the end of this week.

If you are attending the College’s Flyers event on the previous evening, this will provide you with a similar opportunity, so please do not feel you have to attend both events although you are of course very welcome to do so should you wish.

100% Worth It

By | Course News, News, Physics

Thomas Mckenzie came to Wyke from Winifred Holtby and achieved an A* in Biology, an A in Chemistry, an A in Physics and an A* in General Studies.

Tom is now anxiously waiting to start a degree in Medicine at Sheffield University. During his two years at Wyke, Tom took part in the trip to South Africa which he said was an unbelievable experience.

Tom’s advice to any student starting at Wyke is to: “approach everything with an open mind, be prepared for hard work but I guarantee it will all pay off and will 100% be worth it.”

Medical School Dream Come True

By | Course News, News

Rebecca Leckonby, a former Withernsea High School student, achieved an A in Maths, an A* in Human Biology and an A* in Chemistry.

Rebecca had a keen interest in becoming a doctor after utilising all the support on offer from the College’s science department including the Medical Society; who gave help and guidance in applying for medical degrees, and with the Problem Based Learning enrichment programme that ran for eight weeks, which explored the different ways in which different teaching practices are used at various Universities, she decided to take her place at the Hull York Medical School.

Rebecca also played in the College’s netball team and thoroughly enjoyed her time at Wyke Sixth Form College, describing it as; “challenging but exciting, and enjoyable. You do work hard but it is really worth it as you get to achieve your dreams.”

An Incredible Experience

By | Course News, News

Thomas Hornsby came to Wyke after attending Baysgarth School and left with an A* in Maths, and A in Further Maths and an A* in Physics.

Tom is now beginning a Maths degree at the University of Warwick. Tom described his time at Wyke as; “the best two years of my life, such an incredible experience.”

Cambridge for Chloe

By | Course News, News

Chloe Allenby came to study at Wyke from Cottingham High School and left with an A* in Biology, an A* in English Language and Literature, an A* in PE, an A in Media Studies and an A in General Studies.

Chloe was the College’s top performing student who is now going to study Linguistics at the University of Cambridge.

Chloe achieved this academic success alongside playing in the College’s netball team whilst holding down a part time job, which are both testaments to the exceptional success she has achieved. “I would sum up my time at Wyke as being wonderfully exciting; there was always something going on but you were always encouraged to work hard, put in the effort and it would all pay off.”