Hello Carlton School

This an exclusive webpage that we have designed to help guide and support students from Carlton 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 Carlton School 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
• Health

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 Wyke Sixth Form College students

Ella Bristow

A Level Fine Art – A*

A Level Graphic Design – A*

A Level Media – B

Destination: Graphic Design at Norwich University

Wyke’s Graphic Design Department is well experienced in guiding students to success. Over the last 3 years, students who studied A Level Graphic Design have gone on to study the subject at degree level at institutions as diverse as Edinburgh, Manchester, Leeds, Nottingham, Norwich, Bristol, Cambridge and London.

Former Goole Academy student Ella was one of these students. Ella studied a full creative programme at Wyke choosing A Level Graphic Design, A Level Fine Art and A Level Media Studies. Ella worked extremely hard throughout her time with us and achieved fantastic grades in all of her subjects, she was also part of the Wyke Flyers Programme. Ella is now completing her third year in Graphic Design at Norwich University, a degree she enjoys and is really passionate about.

To see examples of Ellas work including her work from Wyke’s science fiction design brief, environmental design brief and her use of digital and handmade processes to illustrate and narrate the characters from the animated film “Walle,” visit: https://wyke.ac.uk/graphic-design/

We can’t wait to see where Ella’s Graphic Design degree takes her in the future.

Ilona Woodward

A Level English Literature A

A Level French B

A Level History A

Destination: History at Imperial College London

Ilona engaged in all aspects of life as a Wyke student, taking advantage of the many opportunities available to her.

Alongside her studies, Ilona was an active member of Wyke’s Student Executive; representing student voices, organising events and fundraising activities and helping to ensure students have the best possible experience during their two years at college.

Speaking of the reasons for choosing Wyke, Ilona said: “I chose to study at Wyke because of the societies, clubs and opportunities to get involved in a variety of super-curricular activities. The things I enjoyed the most were the trips and exposure to different universities. For example, I visited The University of Cambridge, UCL, Imperial College and the London School of Economics. This gave me a great insight into each university and helped in my decision in which to apply for.”

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.

For further details visit wyke.ac.uk