This an exclusive webpage that we have designed to help guide and support students from Newland School for Girls 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 Newland School for Girls 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.
What happens once I’ve completed my application?
Once we receive your application, we will contact you with a date for an informal telephone 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 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
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 Newland School for Girls students
BTEC Health & Social Care Diploma – Triple Distinction*
Destination: Adult Nursing at The University of Hull
Former Newland School for Girls student, Huma thrived during her time at Wyke and really threw herself into all aspects of student life.
This year, Huma secured the results needed to progress onto her dream career in Adult Nursing. Reflecting on her two years, Huma said:
“My Health & Social Care course at Wyke really enjoyable and helped improve my knowledge in the Health Care Sector; allowing me to learn about the different Health & Social needs that less fortunate people face which I feel passionate about.
This intrigued me to become an Adult Nurse as they have a major role in caring for people, being dedicated and calm whilst working under pressure, by playing a positive role in the NHS.”
A Level English Literature – A*
A Level Geography – A*
A Level Music – A*
Destination: English Language and Literature at The University of Oxford
Our specialist Oxbridge Programme supports students in gaining places at two of the best universities in the world; Oxford and Cambridge.
Former Newland School for Girls student Hollie Goodwin had her sights set on big things and in her first year at Wyke joined our specialist Oxbridge Programme which is designed to support students in securing places at two of the best universities in the world; Oxford and Cambridge.
After two years of hard work, Hollie was delighted to open up her fantastic A Level results which opened the doors to her place at The University of Oxford to study English Language & Literature. Hollie said: “I am really pleased to have secured my place at Oxford. There was a lot of support at Wyke both from teachers and on the Oxbridge Programme. I had the opportunity to experience what it would be like to go to Oxford through the trips and had the chance to engage with former Wyke students who had actually gone on to study there recently. There was a lot of support in general.”
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