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T Level in Digital Production, Design and Development

By | IT & Computing

From September 2021, we are offering students the chance to study for a brand new, two-year qualification; T Level in Production, Design and Development. The course is a fantastic choice for students who are interested in pursuing a career in the IT/Digital sector.

The Digital Industry is a major source of employment in the UK, with 1.46 million people working in digital companies and around 45,000 digital jobs advertised at any one time. Digital skills span all industries; almost all jobs in the UK today require employees to have a good level of digital literacy. The UK has positioned itself to be the ‘digital capital of Europe’ as it continues to invest billions every year in digital skills and commerce.

This qualification has been developed in consultation with employers in the digital industry to ensure you learn the skills and behaviours that will give you the best opportunity to be successful when applying for work.
The core component provides a broad understanding of the digital industry and covers the following digital-related topics:

• Business Context
• Culture
• Data
• Digital Analysis
• Digital Environments
• Diversity and Inclusion
• Learning
• Legislation
• Security
• Testing

Guy Martinson, Curriculum Director at Wyke comments: “T Level qualifications are really exciting because of the employer links and up to date skills you will develop throughout the time on the qualification. T Levels will particularly benefit learners who want to work in the digital industry and will be advantageous in making links with industry placement providers that could become future employers.”

“These qualifications are very different to anything else available, and will develop skills at the very forefront of the digital sector, placing you in a strong position to gain a job in the sector over other pathways available.”

T Level in Health (Specialism: Supporting the Adult Nursing Team)

By | Health & Social Care

Our Health & Social Care Department have added a brand new qualification; T Level in Health, available for September 2021.

Working in Partnership with the Teaching NHS Foundation Trust, Wyke is opening this course up to students who are interested in pursuing a career in health – with a particular interest in Adult Nursing.

The course is two years in duration and is equivalent to 3 A Levels. There are two main elements to the qualification:

  1. Technical Qualification (Core Healthcare) – this is the main, classroom based element. Students will learn about their chosen sectors through a curriculum which has been specifically designed by the government and relevant employers. Teaching will also include Maths, English and Digital elements, meaning students are given a solid foundation of transferable skills.
  2. Industry Placement – students will take up a minimum of 315 hours (45 days) placement overall to give them the practical insights into their sector and an opportunity to embed the knowledge and skills learned at Wyke.

Your course will start with the essential knowledge and skills to work in health including how the industry works, core scientific concepts and key regulations including managing information, health and safety and good scientific/clinical practice. You will then be able to apply this knowledge and develop upon this during your industry placement and second year.

Jo Foster, Head of Health & Social Care at Wyke is really excited about this new qualification and the opportunities it offers our students:

“The T-Level in Health is a specialised programme which offers our students an incredible opportunity to combine classroom knowledge with real life experiences in various NHS settings. We are really looking forward to working in partnership with the Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust who are experts in their field, to provide support and guidance for our students to advance to the next stage of their study/career”

For further information, please visit: https://wyke.ac.uk/courses/t-level-in-health/

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Meet our Music Students: Tyler

By | Music

Last week we were invited to watch our very talented first year A Level Music students perform. We caught up with Tyler to find out about his passion for music and why he chose to study at Wyke.

Where did you go to school?
I went to Malet Lambert.

What subjects do you study at Wyke?
I study A Level Music, A Level Media Studies and BTEC Creative Digital Media Production.

Tell us a little bit about your interest in Music…
I’ve been playing music since I was in primary school and my interest developed from there, especially performing live. My ambition is to perform professionally.

What do you enjoy about your Music lessons?
Playing in front of people is great and is something I really enjoy doing.

Why did you choose to study Music at Wyke?
I want to play professionally, and this course will help me to progress.

What piece did you perform?
I performed the Allegro Appassionato by Saint-Saens, accompanied by Mark Keith on piano.

Thank you for taking the time to talk to us Tyler, we really enjoyed watching you perform and are excited to see where your talent takes you.

Student playing the violin

Meet our Music Students: Dexter

By | Music

Last week, we had the pleasure of being invited to watch some of our very talented first year students perform in their A Level Music class. Dexter played the violin and we caught up with him to gain an insight into his passion for music.

Where did you go to school?
I went to Wolfreton.

What subjects do you study at Wyke?
I study A Level Music, BTEC Digital Music Production and Philosophy, Ethics and Religious Studies.

Tell us a little bit about your interest in Music…
I started playing the violin in Year 3 and have just started jazz piano lessons at Wyke. Both my parents are musicians and my favourite aspect of music is composition and playing as part of a group.

Why did you choose to study Music at Wyke?
I want to study jazz violin at Leeds College of Music and the music courses at Wyke are a great way to help me achieve this.

What is your favourite piece of Music/Artist/Composer?
Frank Zappa.

What piece did you perform in your A Level Music class?
I performed the Minor Swing by Django Reinhardt, accompanied by Mark Keith.

Thank you for taking the time to talk to us Dexter, we really enjoyed your performance and are looking forward to seeing you progress with us.

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