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 2020-21” 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.
You can then find information and book tickets for our open events below.
Review of 2020-21
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 courses at Wyke
Wyke has recently been selected by the government to provide the new T Level in Health qualification, 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. The new 2-year course, equivalent to 3 A levels, has 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.
In addition to this, we have recently added a new Computer Science course and developed our Performing Arts offering with students now being able to choose this as a 1, 2 or 3 BTEC equivalent course option.
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.”
We are excited to announce that we will be opening our campus to prospective students and their parents/guardians for a series of on-campus, ticket only Open Evening’s throughout the year. To allow our prospective students to fully experience our university style campus, this event will ticketed.
Each applicant will be able to attend with up to two guests and each guest will be required to have a ticket. If you attend the event with more one than two guests or a guest attends without a ticket, they will not be permitted to enter the event. To gain admission to the campus on the day of the event, please show us your ticket(s) on your mobile phone or bring a printed copy and arrive at the scheduled time which will be printed at the top of your ticket.
Book your free tickets by clicking on the image above or visiting https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/wyke-sixth-form-college-31357090819