Wyke Flyers

Our Wyke Flyers programme consists of additional events and activities that we offer to students who are academic highflyers.

The aim of the programme is to support and provide academic challenge to students and provide pathways and support to access top performing institutions in the UK and beyond.

The Flyers programme is not designed to pressure students in any way, and indeed most of its elements are optional. Initially we look for students who have achieved an average of “A grades” across their GSCE profile. The programme is also not exclusive; throughout the year students with excellent progress at Wyke will be able to join the programme.

The key strands of the Wyke Flyers programme are:

  • Senior mentoring by a named member of senior staff.
  • The opportunity to complete a Fast-Track AS course.
  • Russell Group university visits.
  • Oxbridge preparation through trips, conferences and HE+ events.
  • Senior staff supervisor for EPQ
  • Planned foreign exchange opportunities

The 2015/2016 year was a fantastic year for Wyke Flyers, with three students gaining the grades needed to accept offers from Oxbridge and seven starting careers in Medicine, Dentistry and Veterinary Science.


  • Harry Davis

    Harry DavisHarry Davis decided to come to Wyke from Baysgarth School because of “the reputation, great results and the nice learning environment.” Harry has found that being on the flyers programme has been fantastic for giving him that extra help and push towards choosing higher education and Russell Group universities and then being able to visit these Universities’ Open Days. “Having workshops for applications and personal statements really made the process so much easier for me, and knowing that I will get help with interviews too makes me have the confidence to apply for the top universities,” Harry explained.

    AS Results

    • Chemistry A
    • Mathematics A
    • Physical Education A
    • Physics A

    Beyond Wyke

    Harry is continuing with his studies and plans to study Chemistry at university.


  • Lydia Shearsmith

    Lydia ShearsmithLydia Shearsmith is a former Hull Collegiate student and chose to come to Wyke because “of the facilities and the freedom you get to be yourself.” Lydia has really enjoyed being on the Flyers programme as she has seen the advice given to her through her one to one mentoring sessions as invaluable; “it has really helped me keep on track with all of my subjects as well as pushing me to produce and complete a really interesting EPQ”. She would highly recommend the programme and her advice would be to “make the most of all the extra help as it really pays off.”

    AS Results

    • Photography A
    • English Language A
    • Extended Project Qualification A
    • Graphic Design A
    • Mathematics A

    Beyond Wyke

    Lydia is completing her second year at Wyke and hopes to go onto Falmouth University to study Photography.


  • Robert Whittle

    Robert WhittleFormer Wolfreton student Robert came to Wyke as “it has an outstanding reputation for achieving very good exam results year after year, so I felt that it was the best place to succeed.” Robert explained that the Flyers programme gave him an added focus on his progress throughout the year, giving him the motivation to work hard all year. Robert would recommend the programme to anyone as “it is a helpful add on to your studies and it will only look to help you achieve academically.

    AS Results

    • Government & Politics A
    • English Language A
    • Geography A
    • History A

    Beyond Wyke

    Robert would like to study Politics at LSE or the University of Leeds.


  • Kelly O'Reilly

    Kelly O ReillyKelly was a student at Beverley Longcroft School and decided to come to Wyke as “I wanted a change of setting and because it has fantastic results.” Kelly explained that being a Flyer has really helped her succeed in her first year here at the College, “my mentors were a great support throughout my AS levels and have helped me focus and think about what I really want to do with my future”. Kelly would definitely recommend the Flyers programme and is looking forward to utilising all the help and support throughout her second year.

    AS Results

    • Biology A
    • Chemistry A
    • Mathematics A
    • Psychology A
    • Science in Society A

    Beyond Wyke

    Kelly is currently applying to university and would like to study Biomedical Science at the University of Oxford.