Hello Howden School

This an exclusive webpage that we have designed to help guide and support students from Howden 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 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?

Applications to Wyke open on the 21st October 2021 and close on the 20th February 2022 for a September 2022 start. Applications can be made through our website or through Log On Move On.

Victoria Richardson, Liaison Officer, offers some great advice on how to fill out your application to ensure you have some flexibility in your selected study programme.

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

t-levels

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 Howden School students

Max Wybrant

A Level Biology – A*

A Level Chemistry – A*

A Level History – A

A Level Mathematics – A*

Destination: Biological Sciences at Imperial College London

“I chose Wyke due to the fact that I could study four subjects alongside an Extended Project Qualification. The extra support offered by the college and Flyers Programme also made Wyke an obvious choice for me.

My advice for any student joining the Flyers Programme is to take advantage of all the opportunities given to you such as the trips, talks and meetings with your mentor as these will really help you going forward.”

Nick Fernandes

BTEC IT & Computing – Distinction*

A Level Mathematics – A*

A Level Physics – A

Destination: Electronic Engineering at The University of Manchester

Our specialist Enrichment Programme offers our students the opportunity to visit destinations across the globe which leave them with unforgettable memories. For former Howden School student Nick, Wyke’s cross college trip to Washington DC was a real highlight of his two years with us. Nick had an amazing week of sightseeing and visited all the iconic landmarks associated with American history and culture including The White House and US Senate. The group also booked in to watch The Washington Wizards Basketball Game and even had chance for a shopping spree at the Pentagon Mall.

Alongside this and his highly academic study programme, Nick was part of the Flyers Programme which supported him in gaining a place at a top Russell Group university.

On Campus Open Events

Open Events

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 by visiting https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/wyke-sixth-form-college-31357090819