Hello Withernsea High School

This an exclusive webpage that we have designed to help guide and support students from Withernsea High School 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 Withernsea High School 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 Withernsea High School students

Jamie Dosdale

A Level Chemistry A*

A Level Mathematics A*

A Level Further Mathematics A*

Destination: Chemical Engineering at The University of Cambridge

At Wyke we offer a specialised Oxbridge Programme to help potential applicants ensure that their application stands out and is the best it possibly can be. Our dedicated staff are on hand to ensure that students receive the right help and advice throughout the entire process.

Former Withernsea High School student James was part of this Programme alongside studying three highly academic A Levels. On results day he was delighted to open up the three A* grades needed to progress onto the University of Cambridge to study Chemical Engineering.

He said: “I am so pleased to have got into Cambridge. I think Wyke was excellent because they let me know that I had a shot to get in. If I didn’t come to Wyke I would have never have applied to Cambridge.”

Katie Weatherill and Lucy Weatherill

A Level Chemistry – A | A*

A Level Mathematics – A*| A*

A Level Further Mathematics – A | A*

Physics – A*| A

Katie’s Destination: Physics at The University of Oxford | Lucy’s Destination: Chemistry at The University of Oxford

Twins Katie and Lucy Weatherill, both former Withernsea High School students gained excellent A levels in Physics, Mathematics, Further Mathematics and Chemistry to secure their offers at one of the top performing universities in the world. They are currently both studying at the University of Oxford, Katie reading Physics at Christ Church College and Lucy taking Chemistry at Balliol College. “Proud Mum” Mrs Wetherill recently emailed Wyke photographs of both Lucy and Katie attending their matriculationa ceremony that marks their formal admission to the University. We look forward to following the rest of Katie and Lucy’s journey and seeing where their degrees takes them in the future!

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