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Clearing, Returning Items and Your Destinations

By | News, News for Parents

Hello everyone,

I hope you are all getting on well out there.  We are all still working at college and we are all here to help you if you haven’t got a clear plan for next year.  Do get in touch with your tutor if you need help.

We are getting towards the end of what would have been the Summer Term. This means that there are a few things that need sorting out before you move on to your next step:

Returning Items
At the end of your Second Year we would usually ask you to ‘clear’ which involves you returning any college property and ‘signing off’. As much as we would love to see you all, we are not able to put a process like this into place for this year. We do, however, need to ask for all college items to be returned so that we can prepare for next year.

Items you may have could include, but not limited to:

  • Textbooks, books or revision guides
  • Technical equipment
  • Laptops or other IT equipment
  • Fieldwork equipment (Geography)
  • Any outstanding Wyke Extra-curricular Team kit
  • Locker keys (you may need to empty your locker or items will be removed over summer)
  • Lift keys
  • Library books or learning support materials

If you have any college property, can you please collate this and then there are two options:

  1. Drop off at the college reception, any time between 9am and 3pm between the 2nd-10th July
    (excluding Wednesday, 8th July)
  2. Drop off at a ‘collection hub’ (Wyke minibus) that is more local to you (times and drop off points are below)
Service stop Day Date Location Time
Bridlington (Kwikfit) Monday 06-Jul-20 Kwikfit, Bridlington 10:00
Hornsea Monday 06-Jul-20 Newbigin Carpark, Cinema Street, Hornsea 11:15
Aldbrough Monday 06-Jul-20 Main Street bus stop, Aldbrough 12:15
Long Riston Monday 06-Jul-20 Primary School, Long Riston 13:00
Goole Monday 06-Jul-20 Tesco car park, Goole 10:00
Howden Monday 06-Jul-20 Market Place, Howden 12:00
Withernsea Monday 06-Jul-20 Outside High School, Withernsea 10:00
Patrington Monday 06-Jul-20 Opposite Station Pub, Patrington 11:00
Hedon Monday 06-Jul-20 Sainsbury’s Carpark, Hedon 12:00
Market Weighton Monday 06-Jul-20 Tesco car park, Market Weighton 10:00
North Newbald Monday 06-Jul-20 The Green, North Newbald 12:00
Beverley Lincoln Way Monday 06-Jul-20 Lincoln Way Shops, Beverley 13:00
Brough/Elloughton Monday 06-Jul-20 Morrisons Carpark, Brough 10:00
Hessle Monday 06-Jul-20 Hessle Square, Hessle 12:00
Driffield Tuesday 07-Jul-20 Outside Police Station, Driffield 10:00
Beverley – Molescroft Tuesday 07-Jul-20 Molescroft Shops, Beverley 11:15
Beverley – Swinemoor Ln Tuesday 07-Jul-20 Tesco Car park near entrance, Beverley 13:00
Barton upon Humber Tuesday 07-Jul-20 Co-op Car park, Barton upon Humber 09:30
Winterton Tuesday 07-Jul-20 Newport Drive outside Winterton Academy 11:30
Brigg Tuesday 07-Jul-20 Tesco Carpark, Brigg 13:00

If you can, please print out the item return form and bring this with your items to the college reception or the
minibus drop off points. If you don’t have a printer, copies of the form will be available at the point of drop-off.

Results Day
We are planning our results days and will write to you shortly about these. Results can be collected from 8am on the day of your results day. You will find out your final results on results day:

13 August 2020 – A Level and Level 3 BTEC Nationals and Level 3 Technical

20 August 2020 – GCSE Level 2 BTEC Firsts/Tech Awards and Level 2 BTEC Technical.

We will not issue results over the telephone (without prior arrangement). If you want someone else to collect your results for you, they will require a letter of authorisation and their own photographic ID in order to do so. If you do not collect them we will only post them to you if you leave a stamped addressed envelope marked “Examination Results”. Please hand the stamped addressed envelope into the main office before the 10th July.  Write on the front of the envelope whether it is for A Level or GCSE results.

More information about these events will be released closer to the time.

Your Destination
Whether it be university, employment or further vocational study, we need (and like) to know where you are intending to go to after the summer. Please can you log on to your Student Portal (Next Steps) and complete your intended destinations.

In order to do this please complete the following three steps on the pathways page tile page of the careers and next steps section of the student portal:

  1. Log into the student portal and find the pathways page.
    studentportal.wyke.ac.uk
  2. Double click the most relevant box to select the route you will be taking after Wyke (boxes will turn green)
  3. Tell us whether you have a live/current application in for anything.

Answer YES = If you have applied for UCAS/Apprenticeship/Job and you have either been successful or you are awaiting a response.
Answer NO = if you have not applied for anything or you have applied and have been unsuccessful. If you have answered no we will be in touch to offer further careers support.

  1. If you have answered yes and you have a live application then please tell us who that application is with e.g. UCAS – Hull University

Do not hesitate to contact vicky.riseham@wyke.ac.uk if you require any further advice and guidance regarding your next steps.

Refunds of the College Campus fee
Your College Campus fee will only be refunded if you have returned all College materials and paid any outstanding fees or fines. If your catering account is in a negative balance, this amount will be taken out of your campus fee refund. Refund payments will be made directly into your bank account by BACS – the finance team will be contacting you separately to collect details about your refunds. Second year students are eligible to receive £15 (half the £30 fee paid at enrolment 2018) subject to all items returned and fees/fines paid.

Locker keys
If you have had a locker whilst at Wyke, you must empty your locker and return the key by the 10th July, even if you are intending to return to Wyke next year.. Make sure you submit your bank account details on your clearing form. All lockers will be emptied and items disposed of during the summer vacation.

Join our Alumni Community
We are still hoping that that we can celebrate all of your achievements and time with us with an event when it is safe, we will share details when we are able to make concrete plans.  And, I would love you all to sign up to our alumni community, you will always be a Wyke student and we would love to see you back in college when you are able.  Do sign up here: https://wyke.ac.uk/about-wyke/our-alumni/

Many thanks for your support and cooperation in this.
Stay safe.

Paul Britton
Principal

 

 

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“Enjoy Virtual Wyke Start as this is a completely unique experience for you”

By | Course News, Uncategorised

Current student, Mikey has nearly completed her two year study programme with us and kindly shares her experiences as a Wyke student along with giving some invaluable advice to upcoming students about Wyke Start and on how to get the most out of your college experience.

What is your study programme at Wyke?

A Level Sociology, WJEC Criminology, A Level Photography and an Extended Project Qualification

What has been your favourite part of college life?

My favourite part of college life has been the lessons. You get so much support from your teachers and you’re able to develop a good relationship with them. In every class, there is a mutual respect between the students and it’s a wonderful learning environment; you don’t feel awkward or nervous to put your hand up and say something and you make good friends with others in your lessons. I always love coming out of every lesson having learnt something that was genuinely interesting and always looked forward to my next lesson.

Tell us a little bit about a subject you are really passionate about.

Within Sociology, you can debate and talk a lot with other people about the topics you are studying. You are able to give your own opinions and thoughts on theories, and often you’re able to apply what you have learnt to a real life scenario. For example, with the education topic you can look around college and see that content in action. It changes your perspective on multiple parts of everyday life and this was especially exciting for me as I found myself connecting what I had learnt to real life situations. Sociology is all about the real world and you see it come to life around you which makes it really fun. 

Have you taken part in any enrichments at Wyke? 

I travelled to London with the Sociology Department. We travelled to London to go to a Sociology conference and this gave us an advantage as some theorists we learnt about were speaking at the conference.

To see the theorists you learn about talking about their research in real life gives you so much more valuable information for you to use in the course and it was a fascinating experience.

We also saw the musical Matilda which related to the childhood topic; as you were watching, you would find yourself picking up on different sociological concepts shown as part of the story, and it reinforces the idea that sociology is everywhere around us.

I also travelled to Washington DC which gave me a completely unique outlook on Beliefs in Society as I was able to witness ‘civil religion’ first hand amongst other concepts we had learnt in the classroom.

Do you have any future aspirations?

Starting in October I will be studying with the Open University. I will be studying towards an Open Degree with Sociology as one of my chosen modules. I loved studying at Wyke and I was very passionate about the subject’s I studied, which is why I chose to continue studying them at degree level. Interestingly, one of the theorists we learn about in Crime and Deviance is part of the Open University team; knowing that is part of the reason I chose this university. My teachers at Wyke truly believed in me and pushed me to achieve, and they are part of the reason I hope to study a PGCE after finishing my degree.

What did you find helpful about Wyke Start?

 Wyke Start was what helped me to decide on my courses definitively. It was hard to decide before having a taster lesson in the particular subjects and it made me excited to start in September.

Do you have any advice for Year 11’s attending a Virtual Wyke Start?

Enjoy Virtual Wyke Start as this is a completely unique experience for you. Hopefully, the taster lessons will help you feel more prepared and help you become excited for sitting in the wonderful classroom environment come September.

What advice would you give to upcoming students for their first few weeks at college?

Wyke can appear like quite a big campus at first but that will soon pass. Don’t be afraid to take advantage of the library, whether to use it as a study space or take books out. Don’t be afraid to talk to other people in your classes, as there’s a good chance many of them won’t have friends in that class either. The friends you make in the first few weeks are the friends you will probably keep for the years to come.

Organisation at the beginning is also key, as you can soon find yourself with an overflowing folder if you don’t keep everything in an order. Also, don’t leave creating revision resources until you’re told there will be an exam: it’s best to start making resources alongside learning the content.

Most importantly, if you feel as if you need help such as use of a computer or extra time, tell your teachers. After a disappointing result on my first test at Wyke, I told my teacher I thought I needed help and they arranged it for me very quickly, and after my next test with these new arrangements I received an A. Don’t be afraid to ask for help if you think you need it.

Thank you Mikey!

Virtual Wyke Start 2020

Virtual Wyke Start 2020

By | News

July 1st Programme of Events

Experience Wyke Sixth Form College from the comfort of your own home, virtually on July 1st.

Time

Event/ Activity

How to Access

Available from 10am onwards Virtual Campus Tour & Information Videos Access via:wyke.ac.uk/virtual-wyke-start-programme, going live on July 1st
Available from 10am onwards Live Subject Sessions Access via the link sent in your personalised invitation email, going live on July 1st
10am Welcome from the Principal followed by live Q&A. Facebook Live
12pm Introduction to our Flyers, Oxbridge, Medics, Dentists & Vets Programmes. Followed by live Q&A. Facebook Live
1pm Live Musical Performances by Wyke Students Facebook Live
2pm Live Commercial Dance Class “Comp Squad Taster” with David Danville Facebook Live
3pm Live Contemporary Dance Class Facebook Live
4pm Live Personal Training Fitness session. Remember your kit and get stuck in from home. Facebook Live
5pm Live Trips Evening. Receive information about our local, national, and international trips and visits. Facebook Live
To access the Facebook Live videos, simply follow us on Facebook. You can ask questions live or email them to us beforehand to wyke.start@wyke.ac.uk using the subject title ‘Live Q&A.’ Include your name and school for a shout out on the day! We will aim to answer as many questions as possible.
In the meantime, please regularly check your emails and follow us on social media to stay in the know!

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Weekly RAG Grade – Remote Learning Engagement 7

By | News for Parents

All students have received a RAG mark to represent the quality of their engagement with the remote working tasks set from 22nd May – 2nd June (Remote Engagement Week 7). The engagement RAG ratings will continue to be collected weekly to inform the pastoral team of the level of student engagement in the remote learning. Teachers and tutors will be following up any concerns and please do get in touch if you have any further issues about the RAG marks.

  • RED RAG Rating: No student engagement (there may be legitimate reasons for this for example illness or IT issues. In this instance, please let your son/daughter’s tutor know.)
  • AMBER RAG Rating: Some student engagement, but poor quality of work.
  • GREEN RAG Rating: Student is fully engaged and producing good quality work.
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Next Steps for your Son/ Daughter for 2021

By | News for Parents

This half term we are pleased to support all our Year 12s in their vital research into their next steps for 2021. There are many different routes out there, including apprenticeships, universities and employment. Many of our students will be considering university as an option and we have all the materials they need to begin their application through UCAS, as well as research tools and step by step instructions on the application process.

For parents, this is also a time to support your son or daughter in their plans and we would usually hold a Next Steps Information Evening at the College at this time of year. In lieu of this, please look at all the resources we have prepared and if you have any questions, please do get in touch. Please also look at individual university websites, as many are now taking bookings for virtual open days.

Useful Resources 

Next Steps Introduction

University Path

UCAS Apply 2021

Personal Statements 2021

Applying to University

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Tutorial Newsletter 10

By | News for Parents

Welcome to issue ten of the tutorial newsletter. We hope that you have had a lovely half term break and enjoyed the wonderful spring weather that we have been experiencing!

For Year 12s, remote working is still in place, but as you will have seen from the news headlines and information from the DfE, the college is planning on a limited and phased re-opening from Monday 15th June.

Attendance at college will be by invite only and will be designed to supplement your remote working. Please ensure that your son/daughter is checking their emails for further information and if you have any questions, please do get in touch.

Tutorial Weekly Notice Week 10

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Next Steps for 2021

By | Course News

This half term we are pleased to support all our Year 12s in their vital research into their next steps for 2021. There are many different routes out there, including apprenticeships, universities and employment. Many of you will be considering university as an option and we have all the materials you need to begin your application through UCAS, as well as research tools and step by step instructions on the application process.

For parents, this is also a time to support your son or daughter in their plans and we would usually hold a Next Steps Information Evening at the College at this time of year. In lieu of this, please look at all the resources we have prepared and if you have any questions, please do get in touch. Please also look at individual university websites, as many are now taking bookings for virtual open days.

Useful Resources 

Next Steps Introduction

University Path

UCAS Apply 2021

Personal Statements 2021

Applying to University

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Partial Reopening Plans

By | News, News for Parents, On Campus

As I am sure you are aware, the Government are encouraging all schools and colleges in England to prepare for a limited opening from early June, provided that it is safe to do so (and that the number of coronavirus cases continues to fall).

We have now received further guidance and clarification from both the Government, and from our professional associations, both of which will help us create an action plan for the phased and limited opening of the College.

Our plan will be tailored to the needs of our students and our community, and will be put in place with the safety of our students, their families and our staff as paramount. We would appreciate your support at this most challenging time.

All schools and colleges face different challenges, and each will develop approaches that they believe work best for them. As a member of the Venn Group, a federation of the five sixth form colleges in this region, Wyke Sixth Form College is able to draw upon the considerable expertise and experience of our colleagues as we develop our plan. In this way we hope to be as well prepared as possible so that our students can access the support and guidance they need in a way that is both safe and effective.

As you are aware, we are already working closely with our students using on-line and other remote learning. This is proving to be very effective for most young people in keeping them on track, and ensuring that they make the progress they are capable of. Our plans for limited reopening in June will in the first instance focus on those students who have found it difficult to engage with on-line learning, as well as those students who could benefit most from some additional support.

Our plan is, from week beginning 15th June 2020, to invite in students that fall into the above categories for a discussion / support with a named member of staff. We will then roll out invitations to wider groups of students in small numbers who are able to get into College for specific support and/or catch-up discussion in the weeks commencing 22nd and 29th June. This will include those students making early UCAS applications to medicine, veterinary science and Oxbridge.

This is a very unsettling time for us all, but rest assured that we will be doing everything that we can to ensure that our building, and our ways of working are as safe as we can make them. As Principal, I will only reopen the College if I (with the support of my staff and Governors) believe it is safe to do so.

Rest assured that we will not be placing pressure on students or their families to attend College at this time, although we do expect all young people to continue to engage with their teachers using the online learning systems we have provided. The situation and guidance is subject to change, so we will keep you informed about our preparations for the limited reopening so that you can make an informed decision.

I will be in contact again shortly with further details. On behalf of all the staff, and our Governors, may I thank you for your continued support in helping our students learn from home. It is likely that these extraordinary circumstances will be with us for a while to come, so please continue to do what you can, and stay in touch with us if you are concerned about the progress that your son or daughter is making.

If you have any questions about the preparations we are making, please see our website for relevant contact details or if you have anything urgent you can contact us on urgent@wyke.ac.uk. We will get back to you as quickly as we can. Unfortunately, we are unable to respond to telephone calls at the moment.

Yours sincerely,

Paul Britton
Principal

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Weekly RAG Grade – Remote Learning Engagement 6

By | News for Parents

All students have received a RAG mark to represent the quality of their engagement with the remote working tasks set from 15th – 19th May (Remote Engagement Week 6). The engagement RAG ratings will continue to be collected weekly to inform the pastoral team of the level of student engagement in the remote learning. Teachers and tutors will be following up any concerns and please do get in touch if you have any further issues about the RAG marks.

  • RED RAG Rating: No student engagement (there may be legitimate reasons for this for example illness or IT issues. In this instance, please let your son/daughter’s tutor know.)
  • AMBER RAG Rating: Some student engagement, but poor quality of work.
  • GREEN RAG Rating: Student is fully engaged and producing good quality work.

RAGs are visible under the Achievement & Reviews Tab once logged into Parent Portal.

Please click on Grade Summary for a week by week review of subject engagement. The most recent review (15th –  19th May) is under the heading of RL6 (Remote Learning 6)