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Wyke Sixth Form College Open Evenings

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Wyke is a true Sixth Form College, and we are dedicated to ensuring our students achieve the best of their potential whilst getting the most out of their time with us.

Our open events are the perfect way to get to know the college and find out what we have to offer. They are designed to help you make an informed decision about what to do once you leave school.

 

You will have the opportunity to:

  • Speak to our A Level and BTEC teachers about the courses you are interested in;
  • Tour our fantastic university style campus;
  • Learn about our enrichment offering;
  • Find out about our extensive transport links including our Wyke buses; and
  • Discover what college life is like from our current students.

 

There’s no need to book, just come along on the day. You can come on your own or bring friends and family along.

 

Upcoming open evening dates:

Thursday 25th October 2018, 5.30pm – 8.00pm

Thursday 8th November 2018, 5.30pm – 8.00pm

Thursday 17th January 2019, 5.30pm – 8.00pm

 

Location

Wyke Sixth Form College, Bricknell Avenue, Hull, HU5 4NT

 

We look forward to welcoming you to Wyke Sixth Form College very soon.

Medics success

So you want to be a doctor?

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Join Wyke Sixth Form College on Thursday 11th October as we team up with The Royal Society of Medicine to bring you the popular Medical Careers Day 2018.

The day offers students guidance from experts on why to choose a career in medicine and will cover a wide range of topics from the application process to the realities of medical life.

The event is aimed at year 11/12 students, although younger students are encouraged to attend if they believe it would benefit them from hearing more information on choosing a career in medicine.

What will you get out of it?

  • Advice on the application process
  • Interview training
  • Guidance on the different aptitude test
  • Tips on your personal statement
  • Advice on how to get the right work experience
  • Advice on the interview process
  • Tips on choosing the right medical school

Feedback from last year’s event was excellent, with many students saying that it helped them to decide whether they wanted to pursue a career in medicine.

The day also helped many of our own students with a record number of them securing places on medicine, dentistry and veterinary medicine courses last year.

 When?

9.00am – 4.00pm, Thursday 11 October 2018

Where?

Wyke Sixth Form College, Bricknall Avenue, Hull, HU5 4NT

How much?

£15 per delegate

£8 reduced rate for Wyke Sixth Form College students

Find out more and register today at: www.rsm.ac.uk/events/smm01

We look forward to welcoming you to an exciting and educational day.

BSF

British Science Festival

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A large contingent of Applied Science students will be visiting the British Science Festival next week as this prestigious event comes to Hull for the first time.

The students will be attending two lectures held at the Hull University campus. “Space Medicine” looks how space exploration affects the health of astronauts. The second talk, “The Weight of Expectation”, explores the health debates surrounding the obesity crisis.

Both lectures are not only informative; they also directly link into the student’s assessment and qualification. One of the units on Applied Science, “How Scientists Communicate their Work”, is supported by the information available at the festival.

The British Science Festival is the longest-standing science Festival in the UK. Organised by the British Science Association, it grew out of the tradition of the annual meetings of the Association – first held in York in 1831, and annually at cities across the UK. The four-day event is one of Europe’s longest-established science festivals, which each year travels to a new part of the UK, bringing a vast array of events, performances and exhibitions with a scientific twist.

Working in partnership with the University of Hull and other organisations in the Humber region, the British Science Festival is a flagship event as part of Hull’s City of Culture legacy focusing on three key areas – energy and the environment; health and the medical sciences; and exploration, movement and discovery.

Drawing Time

“Drawing Time” – from Darfur to Hull

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Wyke student Ethar Dirar and her family are celebrating the success of their art exhibition “Drawing Time” which was held at the WISE Building to coincide with the city’s Freedom Festival.  Last year, Ethar successfully completed a Foundation year at Wyke and has now progressed onto A Level Chemistry, Biology and Fine Art.

The exhibition tells the story of the Dirar family’s journey from war to peace. From Darfur in Western Sudan, to Libya, four years in a refugee camp in Egypt, and finally to resettlement in Hull. The family will recount their journey through their artwork and words, drawn and painted onto a reconstructed refugee tent as an installation.

In 2015 Ethar and her family, were given the chance to resettle in Hull through the UK government’s UN gateway resettlement programme. The family had fled from war-torn Darfur to safety, across borders in the back of trucks, in cars and on boats. During their flight, the family of six spent four years living in a tent in the Salloum Refugee Camp in Egypt.

To help cope with the cramp living conditions of the tent, Ethar’s mother organised art workshops and drawing competitions. She acquired basic materials, pens and crayons, from the aid agencies at the camp. Soon the walls of their tent became their visual gallery of coping with their situation and a life in limbo. The tent walls became the backdrop for their storyboard of memories, thoughts, hopes and dreams.

“Drawing Time” at the WISE Building, next to the Wilberforce Museum in the Hull old town, runs until September 9th. Admission is free.

Paul Britton

Wyke Welcomes Paul Britton

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After yet another year of exceptional success, Wyke welcomes Paul Britton as the College’s new Principal. Paul replaces Jay Trivedy, who after guiding the College through a period of growth and academic achievement, retired from Wyke this August.

Paul was previously Vice-Principal at Nelson and Colne College in Lancashire, responsible for their outstanding advanced curriculum. As an Oxbridge graduate, Paul is passionate about education and the pathways it can open.

“I am extremely excited to be relocating to Yorkshire to help lead Wyke Sixth Form College to continue to offer exceptional sixth form education for the young people of Hull, East Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire.

The College already offers a true ‘sixth form’ experience with high quality specialist teaching, a university style campus and a culture that fosters independence and encourages students to be themselves, which we will endeavour to continue with going forward. This is highly successful at supporting students to great destinations with very high numbers progressing to Oxbridge and Russell Group Universities, including an unprecedented 8 students securing their Oxbridge offer this year.

I hope to help even more students make exceptional progress while studying at Wyke Sixth Form College, along with developing the wider personal qualities that ensures they truly stand out. Jay and the team have done a fantastic job; our next target will be to confirm our place as the highest performing provider of sixth form education in the country. I very much look forward to meeting you all in the autumn.”

GMB Thanks

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A level results day 2018 at Wyke was a national event. From 6.00am ITV’s “Good Morning Britain” broadcast live from the college campus as students nervously opened their results. In appreciation of the all the students and the their supporting family and friends, Wyke have received thanks from the GMB production team.

“Hello to all the students and staff at Wyke College, Hull.

I wanted to say a big thank you to everyone who bravely opened their results this morning live on Good Morning Britain.

It was a pleasure to work with you all, and this morning’s coverage has already been shared online by some of the national papers.

I’m sure that everyone who read their results aloud on our programme will go on to do the most amazing things and I wish them all the best in their future endeavours.

On behalf of everyone at Good Morning Britain – Thank you again, and best of luck!”

Joe Patrick
Researcher | Good Morning Britain

If you missed the broadcast, here’s the YouTube link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fAFDEprU2jg

 

Outstanding Results at Wyke Sixth Form College

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A level pass rate 99%.

100% pass rate in 22 subjects.

Yet again, students at Wyke Sixth Form College have shown a combination of talent and hard work to achieve outstanding success.  This, combined with superb teaching and the best possible facilities, has meant that 99% of students have achieved a pass grade at A-level with 22 subjects achieving a 100% pass rate.

At A-level, we have 136 students achieving the much coveted A* grade, and 848 students achieving an A*- B grade.  This represents just over 49% of the cohort.

We are delighted that 9 students have secured successful offers from Oxbridge and 7 students have achieved the grades to study dentistry, medicine or veterinary science.

Once again our BTEC results were outstanding with 57 students achieving 3 triple distinctions in comparison to 48 students in 2017.  This represents 79.5% of our Extended Diploma students.

Retiring Principal, Jay Trivedy, said:

“In a year in which there has been so much curriculum change, these are another set of excellent results for our College.  They reflect the tremendous work of all of our staff and it is a pleasure to be able to work with such wonderful students.  The care, support and guidance offered at Wyke continues to be outstanding.  I would also like to thank parents for their unstinting dedication.

The staff at Wyke consistently show their expertise in bringing the best out of each and every student.  Sixth Form students are our sole focus and the students at Wyke show what can be achieved when the right teaching, support and facilities are there for them.

As one of the largest A-level providers in the region, I am absolutely delighted with the large number of students achieving the top grades and I know that our College will continue to provide the best possible education for the widest range of young people.  We have consistently shown what can be done in the city.  It is an engine of confidence and achievement for the future.

I am especially pleased that our Oxbridge applicants and our medical applicants have been so successful.  However, I am delighted for all the students and their achievements.  I would like to thank the families and all staff who have been so supportive of our students.

These are my last set of results and it is a great way to leave our College.”

Mr John Wilson, Chair of the Wyke Sixth Form College Corporation, added:

Once again our students have achieved a fantastic set of results.  I congratulate them for their hard work and wish them well for the future.  Thanks must go to all the teaching and support staff for their hard work and dedication.”

Jay Trivedy

Principal

16 August 2018

Amelia Swift

Amelia’s Swansong

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Congratulations to Amelia Swift, former Hymers College student, for gaining an offer of a place at Bird College. This higher education institute has a global reputation for providing outstanding education and professional training in Dance, Music and Musical Theatre. Places are very limited and highly prized. Amelia successfully passed the audition and has been made a conditional offer based on her A level results.

Watch Amelia perform her A level Dance solo piece based on the style of Christopher Bruce. Amelia chose “Swansong” from 1987, performed to “Primavera” by Ludovico Einaudi.

https://www.youtube.com/watch

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Breakfast Club Goes Viral

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BTEC Performing Arts at Wyke is always looking to break new ground and push the creative boundaries of theatre. One of the success stories of the last few years was the adaptation to stage of the iconic 80s teen-flick movie, “The Breakfast Club”.

In 2016 students pitched their proposal to Performing Arts teacher Andy Feetom. “The students were really keen to bring The Breakfast Club to the stage. To my knowledge, we were the first production group in the UK to run an adaptation of the film. The performance and feedback were amazing with the recording going viral on YouTube.”

The show ran for three consecutive days, with a matinee performance recorded for release on the College’s YouTube channel, WykeTV. The clip has now recorded nearly 9,000 hits and numerous positive comments. “I want to do this so bad I’m gonna ask next year when I sign up for acting if we can”, was the comment left by YouTuber mckennalorenmsp_

The cast included Alex O’Malley, former Malet Lambert student, who gained a Distinction* in Performing Arts alongside other A and A* grades, is currently on a gap year whilst he considers his future career options. Alex starred in the College productions of “Chicago” and “Our House”  as well as playing the teenage rebel Jon Bender in “The Breakfast Club”.

To watch the performance in full go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TN_g3Pa9shc

Victoria series 3

Back to the 1850s

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BTEC Creative Digital Media students will be stepping back over 150 years as they visit the set of an internationally acclaimed television period drama.

Over three days the cast and crew of Mammoth Screen have been shooting scenes for series 3 of “Victoria” on High Street in the Old Town of Hull. Against a backdrop on cobbled lanes and fine Victorian architecture, the High Street has been dressed to disguise any indication of modern life. Street lighting has been covered with stacks of wooden barrels, period posters have been placed over modern billboards and the yellow double lines have been painted over in a dull grey paint. These simple changes have made one of Hull’s most famous streets the ideal film set.

Rebecca Ives, Head of Media and Film at Wyke, is using the occasion to inform her students about the employment opportunities in the wider media industry. She said, “On Friday I will be talking two groups of BTEC Media students to observe the media industry in action. It’s great for students to experience the scale and professionalism of such a well-respected television drama. Not only will they see the use of camera, sound and lighting, they will also see the supporting assistant directors, the set dressers and continuity assistants.”

Mammoth Screen selected Hull over many other rival locations. The scenes shot on the High Street will form 15 minutes of action on screen when the new series is aired later this year.