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 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 Withernsea High School students
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 matriculation, a 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!
On Campus Open Events
We are excited to announce that we will be opening our campus to prospective students and their parents/guardians for a series of on-campus, ticket only Open Evening’s throughout the year. To allow our prospective students to fully experience our university style campus, this event will ticketed.
To allow our prospective students to fully experience our university style campus, this event will ticketed. Tickets are released on 1st October 2021. To confirm your attendance and get your free tickets by booking on this page.
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.
Book your free tickets on your preferred date and timeslot at: https://wyke.ac.uk/open-events-2021-22-2/