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Winter Exam Series

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Winter Exams: Monday 7th – Friday 18th December

The exam timetables for next week are now populated with individualised details of exam times and seating. Most exams will be based in the Wilson Building classrooms. Students with special arrangements will take their exams in rooms in Oak.

Exams are split across two weeks this year and so YR2 exams will take place between 7th – 11th December, the following week YR1 exams will commence from 14th – 18th December.

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 9:15 AM (to allow for transport issues) 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 your teachers will tell you about it.

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

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

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

 

Winter Exams: Lessons & College Arrangements

Remote lessons for your remote weeks will be running as normal in your non-exam week. Some students on larger BTEC courses will still be in class. 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.

Students return to college on Tuesday 5th January 2021. YR2 students will be onsite and YR1 students will be working remotely.

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

16-19 Tuition Fund

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In September 2020 the Government, through the Education and Skills Funding Agency, made available an additional £96m for one year for schools, colleges and other 16 to 19 providers to mitigate the disruption to learning arising from COVID-19.

The funding is being provided to support small group tuition for 16 to 19 students in English, Maths and other courses where learning has been disrupted.

Wyke has been allocated a proportion of this one-off funding for the 2020/21 academic year.

The College will be utilising these funds to deliver, through the Additional Learning Support (ALS) team, mainly targeted small group sessions in English and Maths. Groups would usually be a maximum of 3 students.

Where the tuition is in respect of English and Maths, priority will be given to those students who had not achieved a GCSE grade 5 in those subjects. Where the extra support and tuition is in respect of other subject areas the students supported will be those that had not achieved GCSE grade 4 or above in either English or Maths.

The ALS team will also have particular regard to the needs of students with special educational needs (SEND), particularly where they have experienced additional disruption to learning as a result of their specific needs and disabilities.

All students given this additional support will work towards agreed targets with regular reviews to track, monitor, review and evidence all the work undertaken which has been supported by these additional funds and the impact this additional support has had on outcomes.

This additional support will be above and beyond the planned programme of education for 2020/21.

Autumn Term Notices

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This edition of our newsletter has lots of careers and next steps information, so please take the time to read through.

We will endeavour to keep you up to date with college opportunities and information that can support students academic and personal development: Autumn Term Notices 3

Thanks for reading. Wyke x

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Autumn Term Notices

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Welcome to the second edition of the tutorial newsletter.

We hope that you all students have now settled into a good routine with both in-college and remote learning.

We also hope that when you are in college, you have been able to take advantage of some of the enrichments on offer and now know your way around the college site if you are new to Wyke.

Please take a read: Autumn Term Notices 2

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Flyers Programme Launch – 1st Year Students

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Wyke Sixth Form College is hosting a Virtual Flyers Programme Launch event for all 1st year students who have been invited by email to join our Wyke Flyers Programme. The event is for both students and their parent/guardians.

The Programme is designed to deliver the specific content that students need to apply for selective universities and highly selective apprenticeship routes. It is a unique package of support and experiences that will provide academic challenge alongside opportunities to explore the options available post Wyke. The programme is about ensuring students realise their potential both here at Wyke and beyond and will complement students academic and extra-curricular programme of study.

The launch will give an introduction to the Flyers Programme and what it entails, along with detailing the route specific options available to students including our Pre-Medical Programme and Oxbridge Programme which run alongside.

Date

Thursday 8th October

Time

6.30pm

Format

Online webinar

To access the online webinar, please go to: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8540043562464434446 

We look forward to welcoming you onto the Programme.

Information Playlist

Information Playlist

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We’ve posted all our recent webinar presentations on our YouTube channel for easy access and review. From the “Welcome to Wyke” evening for new parents and guardians, to presentations about applying through UCAS, understanding student finance, an insight to our fantastic careers support and the College’s unique Oxbridge and Pre-Medical Programme, can now all be found in one playlist.

Just click on this link to be directed to the Wyke TV, the College’s YouTube channel. This playlist will form the hub on future webinars and online presentations.

Women into Manufacturing and Engineering (WiME)

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We are pleased to share with you the details of the Women into Manufacturing and Engineering (WiME) online live events for November 2020.

WiME is a Humber based programme led by industry to inspire girls and women to consider careers in the manufacturing and engineering sector.

The online events are on the 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th November 2020. This is a chance for Parents and their daughters to find out more about the amazing opportunities in Manufacturing & Engineering in the Humber.

It has been found that the girls and women who take part in the events really benefit from hearing first hand from the women who are already working in these industries.

Please see attached the letter, shared by WiME giving more details on how to book onto these online sessions.

Women in Engineering Parents Letter

Lucy Tessier

Mind the Gap

By | Course News, English, Music, News, News for Parents, On Campus

Former South Hunsley student, Lucy Tessier is busy planning her gap year after successfully achieving her A Levels in Music, English Literature and English Language.

Lucy said, “With a place confirmed reading English and Music BA at Liverpool University the following year, I believe a year out of education will provide me with valuable industry experience before I enter education again. Needless to say, Wyke have always been supportive of any decision making regarding future plans but also my personal career aspirations in music.

I would also thank my teachers, peers and everyone part of the community for two unforgettable years studying here, as not only have I gained a plethora of knowledge in these disciplines but also a treasure chest of life skills and memories that I will take forward into my adult life.”