This an exclusive webpage that we have designed to help guide and support students from Baysgarth School in applying to Wyke Sixth Form College.
We’ve gathered together a number of video resources to further your understanding about Wyke, to communicate what makes it such a special place to study. Our “Review of 2019-20” introduces you to the range of subjects, student success and fantastic enrichment opportunities. Further down the page there’s a guide on how to apply to help you secure your place.
For students targeting 6s and above in their GCSEs, we have an insight to our Oxbridge and Pre-Medical Programmes. This is followed by some case studies of former Baysgarth students, why they chose Wyke, the subjects they studied and their plans for the future.
We are looking to invite students and applicants to the College campus in 2021, but in the meantime will be hosting a number of live online and virtual events to give you a further opportunity to explore the opportunities at Wyke.
Review of 2019-20
All the highlights of another brilliant year at Wyke Sixth Form College. Discover our fantastic enrichment programme, our global trips and the amazing student success stories.
How to Apply?
Victoria Richardson, Liaison Officer, offers advice on how to fill out your application to ensure you have some flexibility in your selected study programme. Our main tip is to apply early as places are likely to be limited.
Unique Academic Programmes
The Wyke Oxbridge Programme and Wyke Pre-Medical Programme are offered to students who are targeting 6s and above in all their GSCEs. If you have the aspiration to study at one of the world’s leading universities or embark on a career in medicine, dentistry or veterinary medicine, then these videos will help understand the support we offer to high achieving students.
NEW for 2021 T-Levels
Wyke has been selected by the government to provide the new T Level qualification from September 2021, a decision that reflects the national status of our college. T Levels signal a major step forward in the Government’s 10-year ambition to overhaul technical education. These are technical alternatives to A Levels, combining classroom theory, practical training and an industry placement.
At Wyke students a select number of students will be able to take a T Level in the following subject areas:
• Digital Production, Design and Development
These new 2-year courses, equivalent to 3 A levels, have been developed in collaboration with employers and businesses so that the content meets the needs of industry and prepares students for work.
T Levels will offer students a mixture of classroom learning and ‘on-the job’ experience during an industry placement of at least 315 hours (approximately 45 days). They will provide the knowledge and experience needed to open the door into skilled employment, further study or a higher apprenticeship.
Case Studies of former Baysgarth students
A Level Chemistry – A
A Level Biology – A
A Level Physics – A
Destination: University of Lincoln, BMBS Medicine
Upon completing three highly academic A Levels combined with Wyke’s Pre-Medical Programme, former Wyke student Will is now enjoying studying Medicine at the University of Lincoln.
Upon opening his results which secured his place at University, Will said: “I am just over the moon. My two years at Wyke have been great. The Pre-Medical Programme has helped me throughout my two years including helping me secure work experience placements on hospital wards and within GP surgeries. I can’t fault it at all, it has been excellent.”
To support students with Will’s career ambition, Wyke’s Pre-Medical Programme is specifically designed to assist high achieving students. The programme is part of the Wyke enrichment offering – activities and interests that are timetabled alongside academic studies.
Like Will, students who want to develop their interest in becoming a doctor, dentist or vet, are looking to achieve 7s, 8s and 9s in their GCSE grades and complete their A level study at Wyke, again targeting As and A*s.
To find out more about the Pre-Medical Programme watch the video above on this page.
A Level Media Studies – B
A Level Graphic Design – B
BTEC Sport – Distinction*
Destination: Advanced Apprenticeship, Marketing Executive
Chloe Gravill, a former Baysgarth School student progressed from Wyke to start training as a Marketing Executive on an Advanced Apprenticeship Programme.
When asked why she chose to do an apprenticeship Chloe said, “I went down the apprenticeship route because I wanted to start my career earlier. Wyke were really supportive of my decision and I received great guidance and support from my teachers and the colleges careers advisors.”
“As I continue my apprenticeship I will complete qualifications and gain valuable experience within a marketing company. In the short time I have worked at The Marketplace I have attended a number of networking events, allowing me to meet companies across different areas of the marketing industry.”
Chloe gave the following advice to students considering studying A Levels at Wyke. “Enjoy every minute, take the opportunity to make new friends and try your best in all of your subjects as your hard work will pay off.”
Virtual Open Events
As you will understand, we are unable to host open events at the campus. Instead, we are launching an exciting virtual open event programme to allow you to explore the campus, meet our Principal and interact with subject teachers and current students. These events will be accessible through your PC, tablet or mobile.
Please visit wyke.ac.uk for further information.