Hello Winterton Community Academy

This an exclusive webpage that we have designed to help guide and support students from Winterton Community 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 Winterton Community Academy 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

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 Winterton Community Academy students

Marcus Smith

Physics – A
Chemistry – A
Mathematics  – A

Physics at the University of Leicester

Our specialist Enrichment Programme offers our students the opportunity to visit destinations across the globe which leave them with unforgettable memories.

Former Winterton Community Academy student, Marcus Smith, opened his results and was delighted to secure a place at the University of Leicester to study Physics.

Marcus had many highlights during his time at Wyke, but said participating in South Africa trip was a once in a lifetime opportunity: “When we went to South Africa we spent one week completing a community project in a primary school which was really rewarding. The following week we travelled to a nature reserve, went on safari and got to zipline across the treetops.”

“My advice for any student considering studying at Wyke is to work hard.”

Emily Galbraith

A Level Chemistry – A*
A Level Biology – A
A Level Mathematics – A*

Destination: Medicine at Hull York Medical Medical School

After completing three highly academic A Levels, an EPQ and Wyke’s Pre-Medical Programme, former Winterton Community Academy student Emily is now enjoying studying Medicine Hull York Medical School.

Upon opening her results which secured her place, Emily said: “I’ve been really worried about my results but now I have them I’m just really pleased!”

“I’m now going to study Medicine at Hull York Medical School. Once I complete my degree I will become a doctor.”

To support students with Emily’s career ambition, Wyke’s Pre-Medical Programme is specifically designed to assist high achieving students. The programme is part of the Wyke enrichment offering – activities and interests that are timetabled alongside academic studies.

Like Emily, students who want to develop their interest in becoming a doctor, dentist or vet, are looking to achieve 7s, 8s and 9s in their GCSE grades and complete their A Level study at Wyke, again targeting As and A*s.

To find out more about the Pre-Medical Programme watch the video above on this page.

Marcus on results day
emily galbraith

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

Register Here