Hello Winifred Holtby Academy

This an exclusive webpage that we have designed to help guide and support students from Winifred Holtby 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 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 Winifred Holtby 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


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 Winifred Holtby students

Rhiannon Reegan

BTEC Applied Law- Distinction*
A Level English Language – C
A Level Sociology – C

Destination: Hull University, BA(Hons) Law with English

On results day, former Winifred Holtby student, Rhiannon was really pleased to achieve a Distinction* in Applied Law, confirming her place at The University of Hull to study Law with English. “After university I would like to become a teacher of English and Law, so choosing to study these courses will help me with this.”

The balance of coursework and examination subjects created a varied timetable and range of assessment for Rhiannon. Wyke is one of the few colleges that allows students to take BTEC subjects alongside side their A Level qualifications.

While studying for her A Levels, Rhiannon was also bringing up her son; “having a son and studying has taken a lot of hard work and dedication but it’s what I wanted and I didn’t see anything holding me back. Wyke have been so supportive and I’ve come out with good grades so I’m really happy.”

Millie Jones

A Level Media Studies – A*
A Level Graphic Design – A
A Level Accounting – D

Destination: University of Salford, BA(Hons) Digital Media

In her first year of Wyke, former Winifred Holtby student,  Millie Jones said, “I chose to study at Wyke because I saw it is an academic lead sixth form college. When I visited the college for the first time,  I really liked the departments and felt like I would settle in well as a student.

My favourite experience of Wyke so far is that my teachers are helpful, supportive and give me direction to achieve my best. I feel so much more confident in my ability already!” When asked to give some advice to students who are considering coming to Wyke, Millie said: “make sure that you choose the courses that you want to do and not the courses that your friends are doing. By making your own choices you will enjoy your experience more and succeed in gaining the best results.”

In the future, Millie would “love to work on TV”. One of the benefits of studying at Salford University is that it is on the doorstep of Manchester’s Media City, a complex that houses the BBC and ITV in the north of England.

Rhiannon Reegan
Millie Jones

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