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May 2017

Wyke Skydiving

Ultimate Exam Stress Relief

By | Awards, College Trips, News

This half-term a small group of Wyke students and staff will take a leap of faith from 15,000 feet. On Monday, seven students and two members of staff are taking part in a tandem skydiving session organised at Hibaldstow airfield.

Tandem parachuting allows newcomers to experience the thrill of freefall skydiving without any extensive training and is our most popular UK skydiving course.

After a short tandem briefing, the students and staff will jump harnessed to the front of a fully qualified parachuting instructor from 15,000 feet. From this height, they will enjoy one whole adrenaline-fuelled minute of freefall reaching terminal velocity at 120mph.

Organiser and Head of Maths at Wyke, Sally White said, “It’s the ultimate form of stress relief from all the pressures of exams. I took part in my first skydive last year and realised that this should have been an experience I did when I was young”.

This unusual activity is an added dimension to the already diverse range of enrichment offered at Wyke. To find out more about this and our range of overseas visits, new students should attend the enrichment evening being held during this year’s Wyke Start induction event.

International Student Programme

International Student Programme

By | News, On Campus, Student Association

Wyke Sixth Form College, based in Kingston upon Hull on the East Coast of the UK, known and respected for its outstanding success with 16-19 year old students, welcomes appropriately qualified students from all over the world. The majority of students would join to study a two-year programme of A Levels at sixteen years old and would combine a busy academic programme with some exciting and extremely interesting enrichment activities.

Although the programme is open to all students from across the world, Wyke Sixth Form College have particular opportunities for China, Hong Kong, Macau, Malaysia and Taiwan students through our partnership with Mission Links.

If you were to study at Wyke Sixth Form College, not only would you be taught by specialist A Level teachers pushing you to achieve your potential, you would also have the opportunity to take part in a number of activities that will not only broaden your knowledge but also let you have a sense of fun whilst learning.

For further information, please visit our International Student page.

Jack Conman

Jack Conman Plays Radio 1’s Big Weekend

By | Course News, Media, Music, News, Performing Arts

Former Wyke Music Technology student Jack Conman is playing one of the biggest gigs of his career this weekend. On Sunday, Jack will be playing the “Introducing Stage” at the BBC Radio 1 Big Weekend, an event that features the household names of Katy Perry, Kings of Leon and Little Mix.

This landmark appearance follows on from the success of his debut EP “Euphoria Spring” which reached the top ten of the iTunes singer songwriter charts in 2016. According to local DJ Alan Raw this is just the beginning of Jack’s rise to the top.

On the BBC website Alan writes, “With so much grace and maturity in his music so early in his career, Jack Conman is meant for great things. He is a phenomenon, a one-off, a must see. He owned the audience at the BBC Introducing Humberside Stage at Hull’s Humber Street Sesh last year. He’s a singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and effortless maker of musical masterpieces. Now Big Weekend, prepare to surrender yourselves to Jack.”

Remember where you heard about him first and check out Jack’s Youtube channel.

The Boulevard Fountain

Unravelling Hessle Road

By | College Trips, Geography, News

The academic status of the Wyke Geography department at the College has been underlined by the publication of a paper in a leading subject journal.

The research article, written by Wyke Geography teachers Kerry Spamer (Head of Subject) and Cyril Clark, discusses the focus for their A level Geography “Changing Places” unit.

Entitled “Unravelling the Palimpsest of Hessle Road”, the report looks at how an inner-city area with a proud history has developed over the last century. The work, published in the Geographical Associations quarterly magazine “Teaching Geography”, centres on students using their “geographical eyes” in their fieldwork to peel back the layers of the area surrounding Hessle Road in Hull.

This local fieldtrip is complemented by overseas visits to the likes of Iceland, the Amalfi Coast and Sicily. Each year the department alternates the destination to allow a broad experience.

“Unravelling the Palimpsest of Hessle Road”, the full article is available to read on this downloadable pdf document.

Football Final 2017

Wyke win the English Colleges FA Cup

By | Awards, News

Wyke Sixth Form College have made history by becoming National U19’s champions. The men’s football team travelled down with staff and coaches the night before the 11am early kick off on Thursday 4th May to prepare for what may well be, the biggest game of their footballing careers. Staff and students then followed suit with a very early start on Thursday morning to ensure they didn’t miss a second of the eagerly awaited cup final at the Bescot stadium in Walsall.

Wyke got off to a fantastic start scoring early in the first half with a goal from Chris Causier and an epic scorpion kick clearance off the goal line from Connor Boyd, and were leading into half time. The first forty-five minutes were certainly a battle of wits with two players clashing heads and having to be bandaged up before returning to the field.

Wyke came out for the second half all guns blazing and after a direct cross finding the head of Sam Robinson, Wyke scored their second goal of the game.  South Devon were not down and out yet though as they were awarded a penalty and with their England capped striker stepping up to take it, hopes of making a late comeback were looking strong. However, Wyke sealed their fate by being awarded a penalty themselves in the eighty seventh minute after Tom Bolton was brought down in the penalty box. Chris Causier bravely stepped up and scored his second goal of the game and Wyke won the match convincingly 3-1.

As the final whistle was blown, everyone who had made the journey from Hull erupted into rapturous cheers and Wyke were crowned U19 Men’s National Champions.

Coach Nick Barmby was delighted by his team’s success; “It was a brilliant game, my boys thoroughly deserved the win and what an unbelievable achievement for them; the best college team in the country.”

“Credit needs to be given to not only the boys who played today but for everyone at Wyke Sixth Form College. They allowed the boys to travel down the night before on the Hull City bus, stay over and really prepare for the game ahead, giving a real professional feel to the whole event and the lads repaid this by doing the business today and returning victorious.”

Nick explained what wining means to everyone; “not just for the college, but for the whole area to win a National Cup at U19 level and to be the best men’s college team in the country is just amazing. It is a massive statement and great for the college to be able to make and shows the high standard of football that has and is being played at college level. South Devon had a couple of England school boy’s playing, so for us to beat them shows the level and strength of our team and I am so proud of them.”

Michal Pujdak who also coaches the team along with Nick added that; “we are all over the moon for the boys, they have been magnificent for the past two years and we are all immensely proud of them and their achievement and hope to continue this legacy going forward.”

Exhausted yet ecstatic still, everyone began the journey home ready to continue the celebrations and place that cup, pride of place at Wyke Sixth Form College.