This an exclusive webpage that we have designed to help guide and support students from Kelvin Hall 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.
What happens after I apply?
Once we receive your application, we will contact you with a date for an informal interview appointment. Our interviews allow us to find about you and give you personalised advice and support about your course choices.
During your interview you can ask any other questions you might have about studying with us, from our transport routes to our college trips, our friendly interviewing team are more than happy to help!
If you are offered a place following your interview, your offer of a place at the College is conditional. This means you will have to achieve specific grades in your GCSEs to secure your place. Continue to work hard, focus on your studies to ensure you can progress onto the course or courses you have selected to study.
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 Kelvin Hall students
A Level Drama & Theatre A*
A Level English Language & Literature A*
A Level Law A
Destination: Advanced Apprenticeship, Channel 4, London
Upon receiving her A Level results, former Kelvin Hall student Georgia McGrath couldn’t hide her joy in achieving 2 A*s and 1 A grade. “I feel completely elated. I didn’t expect results like this, I’m really happy.”
Georgia said that her interest in television has helped her direct her next step after leaving Wyke. “I am going to take a gap year working in television production to broaden my knowledge of TV and the Media. With a media career you work closely with a team to produce an outstanding piece from the storyboard to the screen, you can produce a product which is beneficial to people and I would love to be involved in using the media to make a positive difference to the lives of many.”
While studying at Wyke, Georgia overcame health problems and thanked the college for their support through a very challenging time: “my time at Wyke hasn’t been easy but I couldn’t have done it without the support from my teachers and the tutor team, who understood my problems and made a plan of education for me that allowed me to go to my treatment whilst completing my A Levels, and for that I am completely and utterly grateful.”
A Level Government & Politics – A*
A Level History – A*
A Level Mathematics – A*
Destination: English & History at The University of Durham
Wyke supports many students each year in progressing onto Russell Group Universities. These are universities which pride themselves on being research led and have a fantastic reputation for academic achievement. Former Kelvin Hall School student Will was one of these students.
Reflecting on his time at Wyke and his outstanding achievement in securing a place at Durham University, Will said: “I decided to come to Wyke as the college has amazing facilities and a wide range of courses available to students.
I have really appreciated all of the extra help and opportunities I have been offered by the College and the Flyers Programme. The trip to Poland was an amazing opportunity and provided me with so many real life experiences. I have also found the support and guidance given by my assigned tutor invaluable – particularly now whilst writing my personal statement for university.”
On Campus 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.
To allow our prospective students to fully experience our university style campus, this event will ticketed. Tickets are released on 1st October 2021. To confirm your attendance and get your free tickets by booking on this page.
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 on your preferred date and timeslot at: https://wyke.ac.uk/open-events-2021-22-2/