In the Spotlight
13 March 2013
Over the past few months professional dance artists Victoria Barker and Aby Crooks from the 'Dance from the Heart' programme have been working with Wyke 6th Form College students to create a dance piece by combining stylistic influences from 'Old School' street and contemporary dance. The aim of the project is to raise awareness of cardiovascular health and promote the general health benefits from engaging in dance practise. This programme has encouraged more people around Hull to engage in a range of dance activities. All of this is in aid of the British Heart Foundation – “Helping to Keep our Hearts healthy.”Read more
09 January 2013
More Wyke Sixth Form College students than ever are applying to university, bucking the nation and regional trend of declining interest in higher education.
There was a fantastic amount of activity at the end of last year, with the number of Wyke students applying through UCAS expected to exceed 400 by the end of the application cycle.
Vice-Principal at Wyke, Mr Rogerson said, "The key is getting students on the right A-level courses initially when they come through the door. We spend time talking to students about any career plan they have in the hope that at an early stage we can guide them in the right direction."
He added, "We did not see a dip in university applications last year and we are expecting to be up for next year."
To find out more information about the opportunities at Wyke, please visit the college on the next open evening on the 6 February, 6.00pm-8.30pm.Read more
05 December 2012
As part of the 'Fragile Planet!' enrichment programme, Wyke students have been exploring the intertidal environment on the Scarborough coast. The visit was supported by staff from the Centre for Environmental and Marine Sciences at the Scarborough Campus of Hull University and lead by the college Enrichment Coordinator, Colin Walden.
This enrichment course is particularly attractive to students studying A level Biology, Economics, Geography, World Development or Humanities. The programme is designed to help students develop their practical skills whilst learning about environmental careers.
“Fragile Planet” is just one of the many enrichment opportunities offered to students at Wyke, provided to compliment and extend academic studies. A digital copy of this years enrichment activities can be downloaded from the college website.Read more
06 November 2012
Eighteen students from Wyke will be starting their “Begin Your Medical Career Here” enrichment course this November.
The joint project with the Hull York Medical School (HYMS) is designed to provide students with an insight into health related careers and biomedical sciences. During the course students will apply the same problem based learning techniques used by HYMS undergraduates to investigate the health needs of three “virtual patients”.
This course is just one of the many enrichment opportunities offered by Wyke to further students learning, and development of skills, to complement their academic study. Importantly they give students an advantage over other applicants when it comes to securing a job or a place at university.Read more
25 September 2012
The inaugural lecture of ‘Café Scientifique’, “Protein origami: building nature’s robots” delivered by Mark Lorch, is being held on Wednesday 17 October, 3.00pm, room W1/W2.
The visiting lecture programme is organised by students from the colleges science department who are looking forward to exploring subjects not on the curriculum, in an informal and exciting way.
The “Café Scientifique” concept invites students and staff to hear about cutting edge science from university professors, whilst providing an opportunity for like-minded students to develop new friendships.
A level Chemistry student Connor Fowler said, “We're hoping that pupils from all areas of the college will show interest and learn something new by the end of each session.” Further events are being organised throughout the year and details will appear on the college website.Read more