Whether you are hoping to pursue a career or go onto higher education first, Wyke has courses to suit a great variety of needs.
A Level Courses
Wyke offers about 40 of these courses, including some which will be new to you, such as Film Studies, Photography and Government and Politics. These are in addition to the A Levels in Arts, Humanities and Sciences.
A Level courses are all linear which means the exams that contribute to your A Level grades are all taken at the end of the two year courses. At Wyke most students take three A levels, however those with excellent GCSE grades can take four if they choose to.
You may choose to study one of these courses which are more practical and work oriented than GCSEs or A Levels but of equal value. BTEC courses are available at advanced and intermediate levels. Advanced courses usually last for two years. BTEC advanced courses are equivalent to one, two or three A levels (depending on the subject). The majority of our BTEC students at Wyke go on to further study at university. Students at Wyke have the option to mix and match vocational and academic qualifications if they wish.
Alongside advanced A Level and BTEC courses, students will complete a one year elective qualification in their first year at the College. These elective courses include the Extended Project Qualification, BTEC Level 3 Certificate courses, AS Fast-Track courses and GCSE Mathematics and Science re-sits.
Wyke offers a range of GCSE courses. These include many that are offered in schools and others which will be new to you. Students may be looking to resit a GCSE or to take a new GCSE combined with a subject at another level. The main difference about doing GCSEs at Wyke is that unlike at school, your courses are designed to be completed in one year.
Courses for Life
In addition to your academic studies at Wyke, you have the chance to take part in a number of non-examination courses designed to broaden student’s experience. These include Football and Badminton and The Cross-College production.