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Parent Portal

The parent portal is located via the ‘Parents’ tab on the College website. The Portal gives you access to live information regarding your son/daughter’s progress, attendance and behaviour throughout their time at Wyke. It is also the location to access progress reviews and Progress Tutor contact details.

The link to the parent portal will open up a log-in page

  • Your Username (This is your son/daughter’s individual student number)
  • Your Password is (you will be prompted to change this when you first log in)
  • For security purposes please enter their DOB in digit only format e.g. – 030394
  • If you do not have a username or password, please contact the college to request one.

The parent portal includes the following attendance data.

  • The whole year’s attendance.
  • The current term’s attendance.
  • The last full week’s attendance.
  • The number of reported absences per week.
  • The number of unreported absences per week.

Progress Review information will be visible through the parent portal throughout the year.

Parent Portal User Guide

As part of the college’s agenda to support and enhance the development of our learners, we have recently take the opportunity to improve the online Parent Portal facilities to create a more transparent service with clear and effective communication links for parent/guardian engagement.

Please see the Parent Portal Guide 2020 and video overviews of the Parent Portals functionalities at: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL6AAF0xhxeelrOcMnhzVK_0vA3UBi_11a

Careers Newsletter #2

By | News for Parents

National Careers Week 2021 (1st-6th March) is a fantastic celebration of all things careers guidance, which aims to support young people leaving education and moving on to employment. We have set out some of the main events and activities which are taking place throughout the week.

This has been circulated to all students and we are encouraging students to regularly check the Careers and UCAS Microsoft Teams Page for updates.

Parents/ Guardians can find this in our latest careers newsletter at: National Careers Week Newsletter 2021

Empowering and Advancing Careers Education

By | Course News, News for Parents

Here at Wyke, we are committed to providing a high level of careers education for all of our students. We have a fantastic careers provision at the college and work hard to ensure our students are inspired and well-informed of the fantastic opportunities available to them.

We are extremely excited to announce that we have teamed up with our Venn College Partners for a large-scale Virtual Careers and Progression Event. The event aims to further empower our students in walking confidently into their next steps; whether this be further education, higher apprenticeships or employment.

We look forward to welcoming a wide range of exhibitors on the day including many of the top local companies such as the City Health Care Partnership, KCOM, EY, Bae Systems, RSM, HICA, Orsted and RB, to name a few. There will also be some of our most popular universities offering talks to students and supporting them with any queries they may have.

The event will take place on Thursday 25th March, 4pm-7pm and is open to students and their parents/guardians from the Venn Colleges Group alongside Year 11 students from our Partner schools.

We will be sharing lots of exciting information in the run up to this event over the coming weeks – please do stay tuned. #MakeItHappen

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Tutorial Updates

By | News for Parents

Each term, we will be updating parents and guardians on the content that we will be covering in our Tutorial Scheme of Work.

Please see the below recordings of Katy Burgess who is one of the Pastoral Leads at Wyke, discussing what is coming up for the rest of this half term and next half term in the year 1 and year 2 scheme of works.

Year 1 Tutorial Updates

  • The introduction of Unifrog (The complete destinations platform) to offer support on next-steps.
  • Researching next-steps – Booking a careers appointment, university, apprenticeships, gap years, employment, travelling, work experience etc.
  • Dissecting and structuring a personal statement in preparation for life after Wyke.
  • Help with creating a CV and how to write a covering letter/job application.
  • Mental health check-in point with internal and external support reminders.
  • Regular 1-1s during the second tutorial of the week where students can discuss any academic of personal concerns in a more intimate setting.

Year 2 Tutorial Updates

  • How to accept a firm and insurance university offer.
  • Researching next-steps if a student is not going to university– Booking a careers appointment, apprenticeships, gap years, employment, travelling, work experience etc.
  • How and when to book university accommodation.
  • Interview techniques and practice.
  • Budgeting for living away from home or post Wyke.
  • Mental health check-in point with internal and external support reminders.
  • Regular 1-1s during the second tutorial of the week where students can discuss any academic of personal concerns in a more intimate setting.

Winter Exam Release

By | News for Parents

Over the last few weeks, our students have been receiving their Winter Examination/Assessment grades for each of their enrolled subjects. For parents, this data is available to view on the Parent Portal under the ‘Achievements & Reviews’ tab.

If you have any IT issues when logging onto your Parent Portal, please contact our IT support staff using the helpdesk@wyke.ac.uk email address.

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Spring Term Tutorial Newsletter 1

By | News, News for Parents

Please see the latest edition of the Tutorial Newsletter, as ever, if there is anything you would like to include in the next edition, please email student.newsletter@wyke.ac.uk

Don’t forget that for the next two weeks, tutorials are collapsed and you will have a Progress Review appointment with your tutor instead. Please ensure you attend this appointment via Teams.

You can access the newsletter here: Spring Term Tutorial Newsletter 1

Take care and have a great week.

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Go Further with Maths

By | Biology, Chemistry, Course News, Economics, Geography, IT & Computing, Mathematics, News, News for Parents, Physics

If you are planning to study any maths related subject in the future or aspire to establish a career in a maths related area, like engineering, then A level Further Maths is essential to your ambitions. Most high-quality, maths-based university courses want students who have studied A level Further Maths.

At Wyke, A level Further Mathematics is available to students with 7 or above in GCSE Mathematics and is studied alongside A Level Mathematics. According to Head of the Mathematics Faculty, Al Robinson, having high GCSE grades is just one of the key ingredients to benefit from taking the subject. “Probably the most important criteria for studying Further Maths is that students really enjoy the subject. They really want to learn more and push their understanding of the subject.”

To get an insight into the subject, watch this short video on discrete maths, hosted on Wyke TV https://youtu.be/bkJIGxpRCuU

To guarantee an interview for a place at Wyke, please apply before the 15th January. Apply directly to Wyke through our website. https://wyke.ac.uk/apply-online/