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Winter Exams and Assessment Information

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Winter Exams: 

Throughout December and January, the majority of our student body will engage in either internal or external examinations for their A-Level or Vocational course choices. The exam timetables for next week are now populated with individualised details of exam times and seating. Exams will be based in the Sports Hall, Theatre or Elm Dance Studio. Students with special arrangements will take their exams in allocated rooms.

Students can see their timetable on the Student Portal and they should arrive at the appropriate location at no more than 10 minutes before the start of the exam. The official rules and regulations of exams are on the student intranet.

Morning exams start at 9AM and afternoon exams start at 1PM.

All visual arts students will also have a session in the art department. These times will be released shortly, and teachers will begin informing accordingly.

Exam Timetable: http://vle.wyke.ac.uk/examtimetable/index.php

Internal results will be returned by our subject teachers in class as part of the student review that starts the first weeks of January.

All internal results will also be released through the Parent Portal in early January and followed up with parental consultation events early in February.

Winter Exams: Lessons & College Arrangements

Both A Level and Vocational exam will be taking place for both Year 1 and Year 2 students and so there will be no lesson timetable for week commencing 13th December. Some vocational courses will still have specific lessons and your teachers will tell you about this.

Transport will be running as normal throughout this period and the library and catering facilities will also be open as normal throughout the exam period. Any exams finishing after 4pm will be required to ensure they have transport home.

Any students who need to self-isolate during the examination week and are too unwell to undertaken assessments will be required to undertake their assessments upon return to college after the break.

Students return to college on Tuesday 4th January 2022.

Paul Britton

Wyke Awarded £3.6M Capacity Fund

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Yesterday, Wyke Sixth Form College was named as a post-16 provider to share a £83 million capacity fund to build facilities to accommodate a demographic spike in 16 to 19-year-olds. 

With the £3.6M allocation Wyke is planning to build additional classrooms, new student social spaces and a large careers hub. This financial award recognises the growing demand for places at Wyke. With a strong reputation for academic excellence, the College has doubled its student in-take to 2150 level three places over the last decade. The planned extension of the campus will allow Wyke to meet the pressure on places at the College. 

Principal Paul Britton announced the good news at a staff briefing. “We have been awarded a £3.6M investment into the College that will allow us to double the size of our canteen, house seven new specialist classrooms, and have a wonderful dedicated pastoral space including a new careers hub in the atrium. This means we can continue to meet the needs of students from the local area over the next 3-5 years.  It’s super news, it’s going to be hard work, but that’s very exciting.”  

The Sixth Form Colleges Association estimates there will be 260,000 additional 16- to 19-year-olds that will participate in education in the coming years. 

According to the Department for Education, the fund will also support the government’s drive to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050, with all successful colleges and sixth forms required to show how their projects will contribute to the target. 

Skills minister Alex Burghart said: “Every young person should have the opportunity to gain the skills they need to reach their goals and go on to have successful careers.  This investment will boost capacity so we can make sure there is a place for every 16 to 19-year-old, giving them access to the high-quality learning facilities they need to succeed.”