This an exclusive webpage that we have designed to help guide and support students from Sirius North Academy 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
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 Sirius North students
BTEC Business – Distinction*
BTEC Creative Media Production – Distinction*
BTEC Performing Arts – Distinction*
Destination: Leeds Beckett University, BA(Hons) Film Production
Former Sirius Academy North student, Omar Aramuch thrived during his time at Wyke. On Results Day, he found that he had secured his place at Leeds Beckett University to study Film Production, calling his three Distinction stars “perfect.”
Omar came to the UK from Syria, meaning that alongside his studies, he had additional barriers to overcome. But the strong relationships he built with friends, staff and teachers ensured that he would succeed.
He said: “Making friends with all these brand new people was the best experience I’ve ever had. There are so many teachers and members of staff who I’m really, really going to miss. It’s the best experience I’ve had during my three years here.”
A Level Chemistry – A*
A Level Biology – A
A Level Mathematics – A*
Destination: University of Hull, BSc(Hons) Chemical Engineering
For many of our students, Results Day 2020 was a day full of surprises. Many of our students exceeded their predicated grades and were amazed at how well they’d done.
Former Sirius Academy North student Katy Stefura was one of these students. She secured a place to study Chemical Engineering at the University of Hull and said: “I’m very happy with my results, I really didn’t expect to get an A* for Maths.”
Katy also had some advice for our new students: “Just focus and do the work that you’re supposed to do, especially the homework and you will be fine. If you’re doing what is expected of you.”
On Campus Open Event
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.
Please read your confirmation email for guidance on keeping our campus safe.
Book your free ticket/s on your preferred timeslot below: