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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.

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.

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 

Parent Portal

Parent Portal User Guide

By | Course News

We firmly believe that Parents/ Guardians play an integral role in assisting students learning and as such students’ achievement increases when parents are actively involved in the learning process.

As part of the college’s agenda to support and enhance the development of our learners, we have recently take the opportunity to improve the online Parent Portal facilities to create a more transparent service with clear and effective communication links for parent/guardian engagement.

Please see the Parent Portal Guide 2020 and video overviews of the Parent Portals functionalities at: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL6AAF0xhxeelrOcMnhzVK_0vA3UBi_11a

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Suda gains a Scholarship

By | Awards, Creative Media, Media, News

Congratulations to Suda Mohamedin who has been awarded the Sir Ray Tindle Scholarship from the University for the Creative Arts.

The former Malet Lambert student, who is now studying Media & Television Production, was one of only 5 recipients of the scholarship, which provides financial support to students who demonstrate outstanding creative potential in their chosen field of study.

The specialist creative arts university, whose alumni include Turner Prize nominated artist Tracey Emin and fashion designer Karen Miller said: “we were overwhelmed by the high volume of quality applications we received and the UCA Disbursement Panel had an incredibly tough job choosing between so many talented candidates. Suda should be immensely proud of this achievement.”

We are immensely proud of you too Suda and wish you the best of luck at university.

The Aftermath

Dance Debut

By | Course News, Dance, Drama & Theatre, Physchology, Physical Education

This month, former Beverley High School student, Imogen Wright is making her professional dance debut at Piece Hall, Halifax, in the performance of “The Aftermath”.

After studying A Level Dance, PE and Psychology at Wyke, Imogen gained a place at the highly prestigious Northern Contemporary Dance School. Since graduating, Imogen has embarked on a career in dance, choreography and performance.

“The Aftermath” is an open-air dance theatre piece exploring the passion and agency of youth in the age of COVID-19. In this brand new show devised with the young people of Calderdale, Northern Rascals and Northern Broadsides place them front and centre like never before. 20 young people explore their feelings of isolation, anger and hope about a world hurtling towards a future they will inherit but is out of their control.

Northern Rascals is a Hebden Bridge Dance Company who have teamed up with Northern Broadsides and The Piece Hall to bring you this explosive piece of dance theatre in the unparalleled surroundings of the world’s last remaining eighteenth-century Cloth Hall. Make sure you have booked your free tickets so you can join us for one of the many performances that will occupy the The Piece Hall courtyard throughout the weekend of 26 and 27 September in this celebration of live performance.

Visit the Piece Hall website for further details, https://www.thepiecehall.co.uk/events/the-aftermath

Show Times and Dates

Saturday 26 September 11am, 12.30pm, 2pm & 3.30pm

Sunday 27 September 11am, 12.30pm & 2pm

 

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Next Steps Evening

By | Course News

Every year in June we host a ‘Next Steps Evening’ designed to inform parents about the processes in place to support your son/daughter and their progression from Wyke 6th Form College onto university, employment, apprenticeship, gap year or any other route they wish to take.

Unfortunately, we could not run this event in June as we did not have the digital infrastructure in place to do it remotely. The good news is that we are now able to host this event and would love to invite you to a series of webinars that will provide the information that will allow you to support your son/daughter take their next step.

The event will take place remotely next Wednesday 16th September from 5pm, please save the date. We will provide registration details and the software we plan to use over the coming days.

The following webinars will be available at the times listed below. You will be able to access four of the six sessions; all sessions will be recorded, and you will be able to view these later.

Webinars Lead by 5pm 5:45pm 6:30pm 7:15pm
UCAS Pastoral Directors X X X X
Student Finance Vice Principal/UCAS Coordinator X X X X
Not Going to Uni Careers Lead/Progress Lead X X X X
Oxbridge Oxbridge Coordinator X X X X
MDV MDV Coordinator X X X X
Russell Group/Selective Universities/Resources to Support Applications Flyers Team (not exclusive to the Flyers’ cohort) X X X X

We look forward to welcoming you to Wyke (remotely).