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Philosophy, Ethics and Religious Studies Preparation

Preparing for Study: A Level Philosophy, Ethics and Religious Studies

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If you’re in Year 11 and looking at studying Philosophy, Ethics and Religious Studies with us in September, there are some excellent free online resources to help prepare and expand your knowledge of the subject!

Gresham College have a great collection of free lectures which focus on religion. Lectures include ‘Faith, Proof and Evidence’ by Professor Alister McGrath and ‘AI and Religion’ presented by Professor Yorick Wills.

Future Learn offer a number of free short courses including why religion matters and governing religion around the world.

These resources can help you see how Philosophy, Ethics and Religious Studies relates to everyday life, society and potential career or university pathways. They also may offer you inspiration and sources if you are intending on completing an EPQ.

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More Than Just Religion

By | Course News, News, Religious Studies

Did you know that studying A Level Philosophy, Ethics and Religious Studies can help prepare you for a career in medicine?

Here at Wyke, our A Level Philosophy, Ethics and Religious Studies course is affiliated with our Pre-Medical Programme, which is designed to support students through the application process for Medicine, Dentistry and Veterinary Science courses.

By studying Philosophy, Ethics and Religious Studies, you will gain valuable skills such as critical thinking and analysis, independent study and cultural literacy. All of these are skills which will help you to gain a broader and more in-depth understanding of contemporary society, something which is important to consider when entering the medical profession.

Having strong foundations in transferable skills will help you to not only continue your education at university, but also develop your communication skills in the workplace. Having an understanding of Philosophy, Ethics and Religious Studies is crucial in today’s multi-cultural society and will help you to build and maintain connections with people from all kinds of socio-economic backgrounds.

Whether you chose to carry on studying the subject at university or chose to apply to transferable skills to Arts and Humanities based courses or vocal subjects like Medicine, or you make the decision to go straight into the workplace in industries such as event planning, marketing or the government; studying an A Level in Philosophy, Ethics and Religious Studies prepares you for all different types of careers, it is a course which really does broaden your horizons.

Want to find out more?

Why not come along to our next Open Morning on Saturday 29th February 2020 from 9am until 12pm?

We look forward to meeting you!

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Flyers Forum

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The next whole Flyers’ meeting is on Thursday 13th February at 12:40pm in the Theatre. Attendance is compulsory for all Flyers’ students.

Topics to include; deeper reading, raising aspirations, aiming for high grades, applying to Russell Group universities & Oxbridge, amongst other relevant topics.

We look forward to seeing you all there.

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Top 5 Reasons to Visit our Open Event

By | Course News, Drama & Theatre, Economics, French, German, Music, News, On Campus, Religious Studies, Spanish

Our next Open Evening takes place on Thursday 23rd January 2020, 5.30pm-8.00pm.

If you have not applied yet, or need a bit of extra help in making a decision regarding your next steps here are our Top 5 reasons to come along;

  1. Visit our beautiful university style campus
  2. Visit our wide variety of subjects and speak with specialist A Level and BTEC teachers
  3. Catch one of our Principals Welcome Talks
  4. Chat with current students about their experiences at Wyke
  5. Feel well prepared to join us in September 2020!

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“An excellent preperation for applying to Medicine”

By | Biology, Chemistry, Course News, News, Physics, Religious Studies

The eyes of millions of breakfast television viewers were on former Hornsea School student Max Joy as he opened his results live on ITV’s Good Morning Britain, revealing the 1 A* in Chemistry and 2 A’s in Biology and Maths that secured his place at Hull York Medical School.

“I chose Hull York Medical School after attending open events where I fell in love with it. The staff and the experiences that I had there were amazing. As a student at Wyke Sixth Form College I was part of the Pre-Medical Programme which was excellent in preparing for me for the whole process of applying to Medicine which included help with the entrance examinations, advice on my UCAS application and mock interviews.

Wyke is a fantastic college and I have absolutely loved every single moment. My subjects, the experiences and the teachers are amazing.”

Max was just one of 9 Wyke students who secured a place on a Medicine, Dentistry and Veterinary Science (MDV) courses last year.

Wyke’s Pre-Medical Programme

We recognise that University applications for MDV courses are highly competitive, therefore, we offer an established two-year Programme to support students aspiring to these careers.

Our Pre-Medical Programme ensures our students are well advised about all aspects of their future career and receive all of the guidance and support needed to make a competitive application. Whether this is individual subject support to secure top grades, help locating work experience, information on university applications or preparation for interview, Wyke Sixth Form College is there at each stage of student’s Medical career journey.

We also welcome first-class speakers, organise high-quality workshops and run a variety of events including the popular Royal Society of Medicine Careers Day.

Visit our next Open Evening where there will be a dedicated talk on the Programme or see: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uz_PZUgehtE

Wyke opens the door to Oxbridge

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Wyke Sixth Form College is a leading institution for supporting students across the region to access Oxford and Cambridge, the often cited ‘top two universities in the world.’

Each year, Wyke provides a valuable stepping stone for those wishing to secure places at these prestigious universities. In 2018, we celebrated a record number of students in doing so, with 9 students going on to study a wide variety of courses from Law to Biomedical Science.

The successful students came from state schools all across Hull, East Riding and North Lincolnshire from a variety of socio-economic backgrounds.

One of these students, Bridget Allenby of Cottingham High School said; “I am happy and over the moon right now. To be lucky enough to secure one of the 40 places available on the course is a huge achievement. Coming to Wyke has been a great step for me to take for my future.”

This exceptional outcome is a combined result of fantastic students working with excellent A Level specialist teacher’s in an outstanding college. We also have a dedicated Flyers Programme to help support students aspiring to Oxbridge and Russell Group universities.

In the current environment, were top universities tend to favour students from private schools and particular parts of the UK, this is demonstration that Wyke, an inclusive sixth form provider is going above and beyond in supporting all students in achieving their potential.

Wyke Marks 100th Anniversary of Armistice

By | Community, Course News, Government & Politics, History, Religious Studies

This week, Peter Jackson’s film “They Shall Not Grow Old” will be shown every lunchtime on the Wyke big screen as the college commemorates the centenary of the end of the First World War.

The screening will also be supported by poppy sales, fact sheets and word searches. James Goodchild and Andy Bentley from the History department are encouraging all students to participant. James said, “I think it’s important that all our students are aware of the significance of this particular Remembrance Sunday. We would also like other subjects at Wyke to link their lessons to this historical occasion.”

As part of the A Level History curriculum, a party of students and staff are visiting Belgium later this month on a Battlefield Tour.

Copies of Peter Jackson’s film are being distributed to all schools and colleges in the UK. The trailer for this amazing piece of work is available on YouTube and will be broadcast of the BBC.

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Outstanding Results at Wyke

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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 99.6% of students have achieved a pass grade at A-level with 29 subjects achieving 100% pass rate.

At A-level, we have had an increase in the proportion of students achieving the much coveted A* grade (97 students), and the proportion achieving A*- B grades has increased to 47%.

No less than 50 students achieved at least 3 grades at A* or A and particular congratulations go to:

Natasha FRANKLIN A* A* A*
Harry DAVIS A A* A*
Will DE VRIES A* A  A* B
Thomas FORD A* A* A
Chloe HUSSEY A* A A*
Henry WEIGHILL A A* A*
Luke CLAYTON A* A* A A*
Ellie HOUSTON A A* A*
Charles LEESON A* A* A
Robert WHITTLE A* A* A A
Alexander O’MALLEY A* A* A   Subsidiary Diploma DS*
Matthew TAYLOR A A* A* A
Chloe ROBINSON A A* A* B
Alice BAILEY A* A* B B
Tatyana BROADHEAD A* A A
Megan BROWN A* A A
Isobel CAMMIES A A* A
Josh CLARK A A A*
Bethany HIGGINS A A* A
Katie HUGHES A* A A
Peter MEARS A A* A
Kelly-Rose O’REILLY A* A A B

 

Once again our BTEC results were outstanding with 62 students achieving 3 triple Distinctions in comparison to 31 students in 2016.
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.”

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.”