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Parent Portal Feedback

By | News for Parents

We are currently reviewing our communication and engagement methods with parents/carers.

We value the need for you to have access to the means and appropriate tools needed to support your child’s learning journey, and the college would appreciate any feedback and suggestions that you may have on the current Parent Portal facility.A short survey is linked below.

https://forms.office.com/r/9pMbR73dEC

Year 1 Summer Assessment

By | News for Parents

Between 25th – 29th April, many of our Year1 Cohort have had the opportunity to complete internal ‘Summer’ assessments/examinations in their chosen subject areas. For those YR1 students who sat internal assessments during this period, they have been receiving their Summer assessments marks and have been provided with subsequent subject feedback during lesson. 

 The internal Summer assessment/examination data is now available for parents/carers to view in the Achievement & Reviews tab of Parent Portal. Please note that there are still some external vocational examinations remaining (some Year1 BTEC/CTEC/WJEC courses) and those results will be released later this summer. 

Alongside marked exam grades, the college also uses a Red, Amber or Green (RAG) rating to indicate whether our students are on track to achieving or exceeding, slightly below or significantly below their Minimum Expected Grade (MEG) in each subject area. Many of the vocational courses who have not conducted an internal summer exam series have used this RAG rating for the most recent progress point.  

This concludes our internal YR1 progress points for this academic year and the next progress point will be in September on return. Students will be set summer work over the coming weeks from all subject areas. 

For further information on how to access the Parent Portal, please see the information to the left of this post.

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YR2 Easter Exam Results on Parent Portal

By | News for Parents

Between 14th March – 18th March, our YR2 cohort have had the opportunity to complete internal ‘Easter’ assessments/examinations in their chosen subject areas. For those who sat internal assessments during this period, students have been receiving their Easter assessments marks and have been provided with subsequent subject feedback during lesson. 

The internal Easter assessment/examination data is now available for parents/carers to view in the Achievement & Reviews tab of Parent Portal.

Alongside marked exam grades, the college uses a Red, Amber or Green (RAG) rating to indicate whether our students are on track to achieving or exceeding, slightly below or significantly below their Minimum Expected Grade (MEG) in each subject area. The RAG ratings and exam marks reflect the students Easter exam performance only.

Attention now turns to preparation for the external A-Level, BTEC and CTEC examinations throughout May/June.

For further information on how to access the Parent Portal, please see the information to the left of this post.

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PP4 Assessment Release on Parent Portal

By | News for Parents

Since the February half-term, our YR1 cohort have had the opportunity to complete a number of subject assessments. From these assessments students are awarded a RAG mark/rating to represent their progress in each subject. The college uses a Red, Amber or Green rating to indicate whether our students are on track to achieving or exceeding, slightly below or significantly below their Minimum Expected Grade (MEG) in each subject area. The most recent RAG ratings for this academic year (Progress Point 4 Assessments – PP4) are now available for parents to view in the Achievement & Reviews tab of Parent Portal. For further information on how to access parent portal please visit News for Parents and Guardians – Wyke 6th Form College.

 Attention now turns to preparation for the Year 1 summer assessments (25th April – 29th April) and external May/June exams. Further assessments and examination information will be posted on the News for Parents and Guardians page shortly.

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Host Families required for Study Programme

By | Community, News, News for Parents, On Campus

For the last seven years, a select number of sixth form colleges across the country have been welcoming a small group of Swiss students on a one-year study programme. The programme has been heralded as a great success for the colleges involved as well as the local communities.

From this September, Wyke College is excited to start welcoming a small group of Swiss students as part of this programme. We believe the experience will be of real benefit our local students.

For the programme to be a success, caring host families in Hull, the East Riding and North Lincolnshire with access to Wyke Sixth Form College are needed. Students will be carefully chosen for and matched with the host families involved, who will inevitably enjoy being part of a supportive community network. All of this is managed by Ric Carby of Barnes Host Families.

A Principal from one of the colleges involved said; “Our Swiss guests bring so many different experiences and views with them, which is quite eye-opening for our own students and very beneficial. I think that the Swiss students also gain a great deal from their time here experiencing the local culture. Getting involved in the Swiss programme has been one of our best ventures in recent years and I hope it continues for many years to come.”

Moreover, local families really enjoy the experience of hosting the students as well as benefitting from the extra income. “Luna has enriched our family life and is a pleasure to have around. She has become a true friend and we enjoy sharing activities through fresh eyes.” says host Susan Holloway.

If you have a spare room and are interested in hosting a Swiss student from September for an academic year, please contact Ric on 07748 113782 or email ric@host-families.co.uk

Information about Barnes Educational Services can be found on their website http://www.barnes-educational.co.uk/

Extra Consultation Event Added

By | News for Parents

As you are aware we will be hosting a consultation event for parents/guardians on Tuesday 1st February but due to demand we have scheduled a second consultation event on Thursday 17th February 4:30pm – 7:30pm to ensure that all parents have the opportunity to discuss their child’s progress.

These appointments will be available for booking from Monday 31st January from 4pm and all appointments will be conducted via the student’s Microsoft Teams account. Students can book 10 minute appointments with their teachers through the Student Portal or you can make appointments on the Parent Portal through the ‘Contact’ section.

We look forward to welcoming you to our Virtual Consultation event this term.

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Protocol to ensure that learners having to isolate due to the Pandemic are not unduly disadvantaged

By | News for Parents

Due to the continued impact the pandemic is still having within education and particularly for some students during this January Vocational exam series, we have made the decision in correspondence with both OCR and Edexcel exam boards, that any Year 2 student who have not been able to sit their exam at this time as planned due to Covid self-isolation, whether or not they had a positive test result, will have an application for special consideration entered with the relevant exam board.

Please read the full protocol here: January Vocational Exams Protocol

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Winter Exam Results

By | News for Parents

Between 29th November – 17th December, our student body has had the opportunity to complete internal Winter assessments/examinations in their chosen subject areas. For those who sat internal assessments during this examination period, students have had their Winter assessments marked, and provided with subsequent subject feedback during lesson. 

The internal Winter assessments/examinations data will be available for parents/carers to view in the Achievement & Reviews tab of Parent Portal from 4pm on Thursday January 20th. Please note that the mark and grade is for the winter assessment only and that grade boundaries may change in the event of TAGs. Please note that there are still some external January examinations remaining and those results will be released later this year.

You will have the opportunity to discuss your child’s progress further at our consultation event scheduled for Tuesday 1st February and details of this event will be released in the coming week.

Alongside marked exam grades, the college uses a Red, Amber or Green (RAG) rating to indicate whether our students are on track to achieving or exceeding, slightly below or significantly below their Minimum Expected Grade (MEG) in each subject area. The next Progress review for this academic year (Progress Point 3 – PP3) will be available in February.

For further information on how to access the Parent Portal, please see the information to the left of this post.

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Winter Exams and Assessment Information

By | News Bulletins, News for Parents

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.

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Christmas Spirit

By | Community, Fine Art, Graphic Design, News for Parents, On Campus, Photography, Student Association

This year, Wyke doesn’t have one official Christmas card, it has five!

Each year, students are invited to submit their designs for the College’s Christmas card. As the response from the students was fantastic, and the quality high, it was impossible to select just one. From Banksy inspired traditional designs with a post-modern twist, to beautifully illustrated penguins performing amazing feats, everyone has their own favourite.

Congratulations to our winning students. Evie Spencer (Penguin with Christmas Tree) Maisie Hart (Bird), Ayah Moudares (Christmas Tree), Leia Tonkin (All I Want), and Isobel Smith (Penguin Bauble).

The brief asked the students to create a design that tackles the climate crisis but with a festive/seasonal theme. They were asked to consider how current climate change and environmental issues could be interpreted into the brief, whether it is through the visual imagery produced, a statement or the materials used.

The winning students will all receive prizes and their designs will be printed for sale from the Student Executive at £2.50 per pack of five, with proceeds donated to the Student Hardship Fund.