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Bolder’s Back

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Chris Bolder, Sport teacher and manager of Wyke’s First Football Team, has today been confirmed as North Ferriby United’s manager.

The club’s Twitter account proudly announced that “Chris Bolder is back!” and the former professional midfielder has a clear aim at he takes control of the team at the foot of the National League North.

“It’s a fantastic opportunity to work at this level. My immediate goal is stay up and we can’t think about anything else. Long term, it’s about development of players and a club for the local area”, Chris commented on Twitter.

Chris will combine this new role with his teaching on the College’s highly successful BTEC Sports programme and coaching the College first team alongside Nick Barmby. His experience of club management will naturally feed into his teaching and give students a greater understanding of the sports industry and the vocational significance of their learning.

Congratulations Chris.

Oxbridge Applications

Oxbridge Applicants Double

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This year thirty six students from the College’s Flyers programme have applied for a place at Oxbridge, double the once record number of eighteen achieved in 2015.

To help with this challenging process Wyke organised a mock Oxbridge interview evening last week, kindly hosted by the University of Hull. The event centred round a carousel of three sessions; a subject specific interview, a “Thinking Skills” interview and an interview workshop.

Assistant Principal Jamie Davies, coordinator of the Wyke Flyers programme at the College said, “The rationale for the evening was to let students experience an academic panel asking questions about their reasons for applying to Oxbridge. The sessions were designed to allow students the opportunity to verbalise their thought processes, subject knowledge and develop their thinking skills.”

Further information about the Wyke Flyers programme is available at the College in Action day on Friday 17th November and at our next Information Morning on Saturday 2nd December.

College in Action

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Our second College in Action Day of the year will be taking place on Friday 8th December, 10.00am.

This event is open to parents of prospective students of the College who are welcome to visit the campus, meet the senior team and gain an insight into a working day at Wyke.

The day begins at 10am prompt with a welcome from our College Principal Jay Trivedy. Following this, parents will be guided around the campus to see our fantastic facilities and hard working students.

To confirm your place or if you require anymore information about the event, please contact Annabel Robinson, Marketing Officer, by email annabel.robinson@wyke.ac.uk or telephone 01482 346347

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Star Physics Students

By | Applied Science, Biology, Chemistry, Course News, Mathematics, News, Physics

Wyke A-level Physics have recently completed ground-breaking research into the evolution of the solar system. During the summer, Eloise Buxton (former Driffield student) and Eve Ferry-Bolder (former Newland School for Girls student) conducted their research during a STEM event at the Milne Centre in the Astrophysics Department of the University of Hull.

Eve and Eloise were given a large dataset from several cosmological simulations of spiral galaxies. Eve was asked to characterise the relationship between the ages of stars and their kinematics. Eloise was asked to analyse the distribution of elemental abundance ratios (C/O and Mg/Si) which control the mineralogy of rocky planets.

Physics teacher Stuart Lyon commented, “In nature there is a loose correlation for stars near the Sun, in which old stars have higher velocity dispersion than younger ones. Something causes kinematic heating, whether it is bombardment of the disk by satellite galaxies or gravitational shocks due to spiral arms and giant molecular clouds continuously heating the disk.”

Eve was commended for showing how simulations compare with stars in nature. Eloise found that for the elemental nucleosynthesis models used in the simulations, she found rocky planets to be rich in olivine and metallic iron, with minimal pyroxene – often called ’silicon-rich Earths’ rather than truly Earth-like.

The students’ research was published and showcased during the awards ceremony at the University of Hull in September, to celebrate the CREST research event. Besides being an excellent addition to their CVs, Eve’s work received an iPad is recognition for her outstanding research.

Wyke students with Xander Parish

Students Star with Royal Ballet

By | Community, Dance, Drama & Theatre, News, Performing Arts

Congratulations to Daisy Betts, Keziah Dean, Isabelle Heath, Mia Stocks, Jade Thrustle, Eden Walker and Amelia Swift on their performance on the opening night of Hull New Theatre.

The dance they were selected to perform with Royal Ballet Principals was a contemporary ballet, called ‘Death of the Spoken Word’.

The concept behind the dance is that in today’s modern world of technology, people don’t speak to each other anymore. Everything is done by message, social media or emails. The dance explores the reality that without technology, people would speak face to face much more.

An excellent, modern day piece choreographed by the Head of Dance at Napa, Julie Lovewell, and Hannah Goodhall.

The group also performed outside during the day at Hull Trinity Square. There is a compilation of this public performance together with an extract from their dress rehearsal on the College YouTube channel https://youtu.be/IPFNmUp24yc

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Blue Chip for IT

By | Accounting, Business, Course News, Economics, IT & Computing, News

For the third year running one of only two places available each year on BAE Systems Aerospace Software Development Degree Apprenticeship at Brough has gone to a Wyke BTEC Extended Diploma IT student, prior to that Wyke had another Extended Diploma student who secured a place on their engineering higher apprenticeship.

Over the summer there was even more great news as former Extended Diploma student Luke Bellamy made it through the selection process to secure a year’s internship with BAE Systems Yeovil for the industrial year of his Loughborough University Computer Science degree.

Earlier this month, former Extended Diploma student Chris Wilson, who graduated from the University of Birmingham this year, has secured a position as Graduate Engineer at BAE Systems Applied Intelligence, based in Gloucester.

Head of Computing Kevin Penny said, “So now we have six Wyke Extended Diploma IT students working for one of the world’s most advanced technology companies. Congratulations to them all.”

Places are still available on our BTEC Extended Diploma IT. Please apply through the college website at https://wyke.ac.uk.ac.uk/courses/apply-online/

Royal Society of Medicine

Medical Careers Day

By | Biology, Chemistry, Health & Social Care, News, On Campus, Physchology, Physics

So you want to be a doctor?

For the first time, the Royal Society of Medicine’s popular Medical Careers Day will be taking place in Hull at Wyke Sixth Form College on Thursday 12 October 2017.

Applying to medical school can be somewhat confusing. So the RSM has put together a service for school students, which aims to provide information needed to navigate your way through the application process and getting into medical school.

This day offer’s school students guidance from experts on the application process for applying to study medicine and gives an insight into life in the medical field.

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

The day will inform students interested in a medical career on how to choose the right medical school, provide tips on their interview technique and discuss the importance of the right work experience. Students will also gain an insight into life as a medical student.

Wyke Deputy Principal Mark Rothery said, “We are delighted that the Royal Society of Medicine have chosen this year to offer one of their hugely popular Medical Careers Day courses in Hull. It’s great to see another facet of the National recognition we are enjoying as City of Culture – we are certainly more on the map!

I’m doubly delighted that they have chosen Wyke Sixth Form College as the venue for the event. This one day conference is open to all Year 11 and 12 students that are considering becoming doctors.”

Booking and further details are available at https://www.rsm.ac.uk/events/events-listing/2017-2018/groups/schools-programme/smk01-2017-rsm-medical-careers-day-so-you-want-to-be-a-doctor-(hull)

You can also find out more and sign up to the RMS careers newsletter at www.rsm.ac.uk/careers-in-medicine

Great Swift

Summer Trend Setter

By | Accounting, Course News, Film Studies, Media, News

It’s not every day you get to comment on what Rita Ora is wearing but this is what Greta Swift was doing during the summer.

Greta, a former A level Media Studies student, spent August on work placement for Trinity Mirror. She was working as a journalist for the Sunday Mirror’s magazine, Notebook – a lifestyle supplement covering fashion, beauty and celebrity interviews .

You can see the double page spreads that Greta produced on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/WykeSixthFormCollege/. Whilst on placement Greta also wrote make-up reviews for the ‘tried & tested’ column, sat in on news conferences and submitted pieces for the Daily Mirror newspaper.

Later this Autumn Greta is returning to Leeds Beckett University to compete her BA(Hons)Media, Communications and Cultures degree. She said, “I’m really enjoying my media based course at University and I’m forever grateful for all the help I had throughout my Media A level at Wyke.”

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Summer of Success

By | Awards, English, Media, News, Performing Arts

It’s been an incredibility busy summer for Georgia McGrath. Not only did Georgia collect fantastic A level results (A* English Literature & Language, A* Drama & Theatre Studies, A Law), she also received a £300 prize for winning the Ron Worsdall Young Person’s Award 2017 from the Hull Paragon Rotary Club for her outstanding ability, achievement and aspirations in the Arts. 

 

Georgia, who’s ambition is to work in the media industry, said, “I was thrilled when I found out that I was the winner as this meant I could put the money towards new equipment and editing software which I use to produce my own shorts and small adverts.” 

 

“Initially I was set on going to university to study English and Drama and I knew that I would enjoy this. However, I’ve since made the decision to take a gap year after speaking with the executive producer at the BBC who recommended gaining as much experience in the industry as possible.”

 

As a result, over the last few months Georgia has spent time doing work experience with local theatre companies and major public broadcasters. She also had the privilege of working within the production teams on various UK films. She was recently cast as the female lead in the TV pilot ‘Misunderstood’ and will begin filming for this in Newcastle in October.

 

Georgia concluded that “Winning the Rotary Club Funding has opened many doors which enable me to unleash my creativity and passion for the arts, whilst creating content on poignant societal issues in order to educate and challenge perceptions amongst all generations. And so, it is a real honour to be the winner of this award.”

Dulcie Mudd

Next Step towards a Paramedic Career

By | Chemistry, Course News, Health & Social Care, Media, News, Physical Education, Sport

“Wyke Sports Personality” Dulcie Mudd celebrated her A level results with an interview on local radio station KCFM. Dulcie achieved Bs in Applied Science, PE and Psychology. These excellent grades have secured her a place on Paramedic Science at Hull University, a profession she has always wanted to pursue.

Alongside her studies Dulcie was also a key member of the college’s netball team, regularly competing in cup and league games.

After she opened her results Dulcie had some sound advice for new students. “My advice would be to work really hard from the start but also enjoy it as it flies by. Taking part in sports teams or any extracurricular activity is also something I would also advise.”

See Dulcie’s full interview on our YouTube channel.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ejUvDZ0fC-k&feature=youtu.be