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Meet our Music Students: Heidi

By | Music

This week, we had the pleasure of watching one of our very talented first year students Heidi play the Trombone during her A Level Music class. Following on from this, we caught up with Heidi to gain an insight into her passion for the subject.

Where did you go to School?

I went to The Market Weighton School.

What subjects do you study at Wyke?

My study programme consists of A Level Music, A Level Photography and BTEC Sport.

Tell us a little bit about your interest in Music…

My interest in Music started at School. I studied Music from year 5 through to year 10 and have been playing the Trombone for nearly 8 years. I really enjoy the subject and being around like minded people.

Why did you decide to study Music here at Wyke?

The course will help with my future plans to take Music up as a career and I had advice to follow it through to university. Everyone is here for the same reason and I really like that. (My friend Eli was also coming to study the course)

Do you take part in any Music enrichments in your spare time?

Yes, I am part of the Jazz Orchestra!

What is your favourite piece of Music/ Artist/ Composer?

Arthur Pryor – Blue Bells of Scotland

Thank you so much Heidi, we really enjoyed watching you perform and can’t wait to follow your Musical journey.

Student working in the library on her Extended Project Qualification

Winter Exam Series

By | News for Parents

Winter Exams: Monday 7th – Friday 18th December

The exam timetables for next week are now populated with individualised details of exam times and seating. Most exams will be based in the Wilson Building classrooms. Students with special arrangements will take their exams in rooms in Oak.

Exams are split across two weeks this year and so YR2 exams will take place between 7th – 11th December, the following week YR1 exams will commence from 14th – 18th December.

Students can see their timetable on the Student Portal and they should arrive at the appropriate location at no more than 10 minutes before the start of the exam. The official rules and regulations of exams are on the student intranet.

Morning exams start at 9:15 AM (to allow for transport issues) and afternoon exams start at 1PM.

All visual arts students will also have a session in the art department. These times will be released shortly and your teachers will tell you about it.

Exam Timetable: http://vle.wyke.ac.uk/examtimetable/index.php

Results will be returned by our subject teachers in class as part of the student review that starts the first weeks of January.

All results will also be released through the Parent Portal in early January and followed up with parental consultation events late January / early February.

 

Winter Exams: Lessons & College Arrangements

Remote lessons for your remote weeks will be running as normal in your non-exam week. Some students on larger BTEC courses will still be in class. Your teachers will tell you about this.

Transport will be running as normal throughout this period and the library and catering facilities will also be open as normal throughout the exam period.

Students return to college on Tuesday 5th January 2021. YR2 students will be onsite and YR1 students will be working remotely.

Parent Power Survey

Wyke Breaks into National Top 50

By | Awards, Community, Course News, News, News for Parents, On Campus

The Sunday Times’ Parent Power national league table for 11-18 schools and colleges has placed Wyke Sixth Form College at 41.

The definitive league tables ranks the 2,000 most academically successful schools in the state and independent sectors.

Using the data from the 2019 examination results, The Sunday Times survey identifies the highest-achieving 11-18 schools in the UK.

The analysis of the data places Wyke in the top 2% nationally, the highest ranked provider in our region.

Principal Paul Britton said, “I am incredibly proud of all the students and staff at Wyke; they make this a fantastic place to study and work, as shown by our recent national performance in the Parent Power table.

We want the very best for our students, our ambition is to be the best provider of sixth form education in the country.  Our view is why shouldn’t the young people of Hull and the Humber region have access to the finest education?  This recognition shows we are getting close to delivering on this vision.”

Applications currently open for a 2021 start. Apply online at https://wyke.ac.uk/apply-online/

If you want to discover more about the Wyke success story, register for Virtual Open Evening on Thursday, 17th December, 5.00pm-7.00pm. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/wyke-sixth-form-college-virtual-open-evening-registration-130397477365

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Wyke to Work with Local Health Heroes

By | Course News, Health & Social Care, News

We’re excited to announce that we will be working with the Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust from September 2021!

The Trust, who are a leading provider of health and social care services across Hull and the East Riding of Yorkshire, will be supporting the College’s new T Level in Health qualification, offering work experience placements to our students.

T Levels are new qualifications equivalent to 3 A Levels. Each T Level course combines classroom theory, practical training and 315 hours (approximately 45 days) of industry placements to best prepare students for a career or further study in their chosen sector. Our course is an excellent choice for any student considering a career in sectors of health care such as Nursing and Paramedic Science.

Applications for our T Level course in Health are open now with a limited number of places available.

To find out more please go to our T Level course page or click here to register to attend our Virtual Open Evening on Thursday 12th November 5.00pm-8.00pm.

16-19 Tuition Fund

By | News for Parents

In September 2020 the Government, through the Education and Skills Funding Agency, made available an additional £96m for one year for schools, colleges and other 16 to 19 providers to mitigate the disruption to learning arising from COVID-19.

The funding is being provided to support small group tuition for 16 to 19 students in English, Maths and other courses where learning has been disrupted.

Wyke has been allocated a proportion of this one-off funding for the 2020/21 academic year.

The College will be utilising these funds to deliver, through the Additional Learning Support (ALS) team, mainly targeted small group sessions in English and Maths. Groups would usually be a maximum of 3 students.

Where the tuition is in respect of English and Maths, priority will be given to those students who had not achieved a GCSE grade 5 in those subjects. Where the extra support and tuition is in respect of other subject areas the students supported will be those that had not achieved GCSE grade 4 or above in either English or Maths.

The ALS team will also have particular regard to the needs of students with special educational needs (SEND), particularly where they have experienced additional disruption to learning as a result of their specific needs and disabilities.

All students given this additional support will work towards agreed targets with regular reviews to track, monitor, review and evidence all the work undertaken which has been supported by these additional funds and the impact this additional support has had on outcomes.

This additional support will be above and beyond the planned programme of education for 2020/21.

Autumn Term Notices

By | News for Parents

This edition of our newsletter has lots of careers and next steps information, so please take the time to read through.

We will endeavour to keep you up to date with college opportunities and information that can support students academic and personal development: Autumn Term Notices 3

Thanks for reading. Wyke x

The Big 5 0

By | Course News

Fifty of our ambitious second year students have submitted their applications to two of the best universities in the world; Oxford and Cambridge. This year’s cohort have applied to a wide range of colleges and courses from Medicine and Veterinary Science through to Engineering, Law and Liberal Arts.

Students are part of Wyke’s Oxbridge Programme enrichment which provides a range of experiences to help broaden student’s horizons and prepare them for the highly competitive application process.

Students receive up to date advice on the universities and support in; exploring their courses, writing an effective personal statement, engaging in super-curricular activities and preparing for interview and admissions tests.

Paul Hamer Oxbridge Programme Coordinator comments; “Wyke is delighted to support its largest ever Oxbridge entrants of 50 students. All students have been working extremely hard with their staff subject mentors and tutors to submit their application to their chosen universities and colleges.

We wish the students luck with their applications and we now move on to preparing them for both the admission tests and university interviews.”

Congratulations to all of our students – we are looking forward to continuing our support and following your journey over the year.

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Music Hits the Mark

By | Awards, Course News, Music, News, On Campus

We are proud to announce that Wyke is now a Music Mark School!

The Music Mark School nomination system allows music hubs and services to nominate schools and colleges who have shown a commitment to providing a high-quality music education.

The Music department at Wyke is highly active, offering an A Level in Music and BTEC Level 3 in Digital Music Production as well as offering enrichments such as music lessons and Wyke Sesh.

Upon receiving the award, Bridget Whyte, Chief Executive of  The UK Association for Music Education wrote; “we would like to thank you for all the hard work you and your colleagues do to ensure that pupils at your college are able to access and engage with a high-quality music education. Your dedication to offering and delivering a broad and balanced curriculum is both welcomed and celebrated.”

Five Fab Reasons to Register

By | Course News, Uncategorised

Our Virtual Open Evening takes place on Thursday 17th December, 5.00pm-7.00pm.

1) It’s easy and you don’t even need to leave the house!

Our Virtual Open Event all takes place online. All of the content is easy to access through a computer, mobile or tablet.

2) Meet our friendly teachers and support team

Learn about all of the courses Wyke has to offer from our Level 3 specialist teachers. You can also hear about our wonderful student support and wellbeing services.

3) More than a classroom

Explore our fantastic enrichment programme which will be showcased throughout the evening, from our award winning sports teams through to the Duke of Edinburgh and Flyers Programme – there’s bound to be something you’ll enjoy.

4) Tour our campus from the comfort of your own home

Sit back and take a look around our beautiful campus with our 360-degree interactive virtual tour.

5) It all starts with an Open Evening

Students do very well at Wyke with our results justifying the position in the top 10% of all Sixth Form providers nationally.

Get tips on applying and receive all of the information needed to #MakeItHappen in 2021.

Register at: Wyke Sixth Form College – EventBrite Registration