Hello Marvell College

This an exclusive webpage that we have designed to help guide and support students from Marvell College 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 Marvell College 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

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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 Marvell College students

Jennifer Hepworth

A Level Fine Art – A
A Level Graphic Design – A
BTEC Performing Arts – Merit

Destination: Central St Martins, BA(Hons) Fine Art

For former Marvell College student, Jennifer Hepworth, Wyke offered a fresh start and a place to make new friends. After visiting the College campus, Jennifer knew that “Wyke was for her”.

Originally, Jennifer wanted to pursue a career as a film/television actor, but when she was immersed in the art department at Wyke, her whole creativity took a new direction. “As soon as a started Wyke I knew there was so much to learn and that my teachers were going to open up a whole new world to me”, said Jennifer.

After leaving Wyke, Jennifer completed an Art Foundation course before securing a place Central St Martins (CSM), London, to study Fine Art. Gaining a place at CSM is an amazing achievement, as it is one of the most highly regarded art schools in the world. When hearing of the good news, her former A Level Art teacher replied, “Do you know what we’ve done?”

Aaron Lill

A Level Business – A*
A Level Economics – A
A Level Mathematics – D

Destination: Advanced Apprenticeship at PWC Accountancy

For former Marvell College student, Aaron Lill, gaining a place on an advanced apprenticeship was a fantastic reward for studying A Levels at Wyke. Places on these apprenticeships are very competitive and the selection process is rigorous.

The College Leaver programme at PWC is designed to help develop business skills through real client work, while also completing formal training and studying towards qualifications to give successful candidates a head start in their career. Whist on his apprenticeship, Aaron will earn a competitive salary, benefit from excellent support networks and have the opportunity to continually progress his career.

All Wyke students have the opportunity to explore the many post-college routes. We have a full-time careers service in College and students are encouraged to talk to the staff to develop their future direction.

Jennifer Hepworth
Aaron Lill

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.

22nd October, Thursday, 5pm-8pm

12th November, Thursday, 5pm-8pm

For further details visit wyke.ac.uk

Virtual Open Evening Register Here