Wyke is very proud of the standards of its teaching. All teaching staff (and a number of non-teaching staff) are subject specialists, highly qualified in their field. Their main aim is to bring out the best in each student. The examination results at Wyke are excellent. The figures clearly show that students perform well at the college and indeed indicate that moving to the college after school has been of benefit.
Hundreds of Wyke students go on each year to university and to begin building their successful futures. Their future success is helped not only from the excellent learning they have experienced at the college, but also because of the help the college gives in making the transition from school to university easier.
To read our last Ofsted 2013 report, please visit the Ofsted website at https://reports.ofsted.gov.uk/inspection-reports/find-inspection-report/provider/ELS/130581
To view the latest government performance tables please visit the following link, https://compare-school-performance.service.gov.uk
A Level Performance
Wyke have always been open about results. We don’t just publish headline percentages or just focus on a few students, we always ensure that all our excellent results are available.
With nearly 2000 A2 entry entries in 2016, the data provided is very robust.
Please click on this link to read A2 2016 results subject by subject.
Progress made at KS5
Wyke’s “value-added” score is 0.07, placing it firmly in the top 12% of 16-18 providers in England. With over 3700 exam enteries, this data underlines the fact that students make significant progress when they attend Wyke.
These figures tell you how much progress students who studied A levels at Wyke made between the end of key stage 4 and the end of their A level studies, compared to similar students across England.
The scores are calculated by comparing the A-level results of students at this school or college with the A level results of students in schools and colleges across England who started with similar results at the end of the previous key stage – key stage 4.
A score above zero means students made more progress, on average, than students across England who got similar results at the end of key stage 4.
A score below zero means students made less progress, on average, than students across England who got similar results at the end of key stage 4.
A negative progress score does not mean students made no progress, or the school or college has failed, rather it means students in this school or college made less progress than other students across England with similar results at the end of key stage 4.
These scores are also known as ‘value added’ scores.
Wyke’s excellent reputation is also illustrated by the ALPS thermometer, showing the colleges performance over the last three years. The arrow at the top of the scale shows that Wyke sits just outside the top 10% of 16-18 providers in England.
UCAS applications in 2017 are at a record high with over 735 forms sent. At Wyke, we have a team of staff to guide students through the university application process. For those students who wish to look at alternative post-college routes, we have staff to guide them towards high apprenticeships, vocational training courses and employment.
At Wyke we enrol the majority of our students on a three A level programme over two years. Some students may decide to take an additional course like EPQ or an elective in their first year to gain a broader qualifications and achieve further UCAS points.
Average Grade Achieved at KS5
These figures tell you the average grade and average points that Wyke students achieved per A level entry from over 3700 enteries.
There are also highly successful BTEC and diploma courses offered at Wyke, with distinction star as the average grade achieved. Currently these subjects include Sport, Computing, Health & Social Care, Applied Law, Business, Music Technology and Creative Digital Media. From September 2017 this will also include BTEC Applied Science.
Progress made in GSCE English and Maths
For a small number of students, taking a single year to firm up their GCSE grades is the right option at Wyke. With positive scores in both English and maths GCSE retakes, a single year at Wyke provides a stepping stone to further study or employment.
The scores below show how much progress students at Wyke made in English and maths qualifications such as GCSE re-takes, between the end of key stage 4 and the end of the 16 to 18 phase of education.
A positive score means that, on average, students got higher grades at 16 to 18 than at key stage 4. A negative score means that, on average, students got lower grades than at key stage 4. Students are included in these measures if they did not achieve a grade C or higher in their GCSE or equivalent by the end of key stage 4 in that subject.