Wyke Start is our two-day taster event designed to give every student who has applied the chance to attend the college and try out the specific subject choices they have applied for.
The event runs once the GCSE exam period has ended and all current Wyke students have finished their exams, so the College is empty, ready for the potential students to attend.
This year, Wyke Start runs from Monday July 1st to Tuesday July 2nd 2019.
Every student who has a provisional offer of a place in the upcoming academic year will be invited to attend, and will be given a timetable on their first day with the subjects that they chose on their invitation pack. Their timetable will be devised as if it were an actual two days at college with their relevant courses included.
Wyke Start is a really important, beneficial event as it gives all potential students the opportunity to actually try out the courses they have applied for to see if they are the subjects that they would like to do once they start College in September.
If you are studying Art, Graphics, Photography, Drama, Performing Arts, Music, Music Technology, BTEC Extended Diploma in Sport and/or Dance at Wyke Start please download and read the subject specific information booklet.
With this in mind, we find it very beneficial for students to choose four potential subjects that they are interested in, so they can try them all out and then make an informed decision, based upon their experiences at Wyke Start.
All transport to and from the College is free during Wyke Start and offers a fantastic chance for students to sample the transport links and to familiarise themselves with timings and routes. It also gives the opportunity for students to integrate themselves within the College; find their way around, meet the teachers that will be teaching them for the next stage in their academic journey, and also to meet other students who they will hopefully be coming to College with in September.
Previous students have found Wyke Start to be extremely important not just for helping them make crucial decisions about subjects, but because they made friends and felt a lot more comfortable within the new surroundings, so starting in September was not such a daunting experience.
16-19 Bursary Fund & Further Education Free Meals 2019 – 2020
Wherever possible, the College will seek to provide financial assistance to those most in need in order to enable a student to continue and complete their programme of study. Download our financial support document.
Overseas Trips and Student Activities Information Event
For applicants and their parents/guardians at Wyke College on: Tuesday 2nd July, 5.30 – 7:00pm
Information stalls for the activities listed (and many others) will be available for you to browse in the College Atrium space in the Oak building between 5:30 pm and 7:00 pm. There will be staff available to provide further information and answer any questions you may have. We will also have information sheets indicating timings, likely itineraries and approximate costs.
|Trip/Activity*||Students intended for|
|Almalfi Coast||Geography students|
|Berlin||Students with relevant interests.|
|CERN, Switzerland||Physics students|
|History Battlefields Belgium||History students|
|New York||All students|
|Paris||English Language, Literature and French students.|
|South Africa||All students|
|Ski Trip||All students|
|Sports Tour||All students|
|University visits||Students considering Oxbridge, Russell Group or a variety of local and national providers.|
|Washington Visit||All students|
*Some of these trips run bi-annually and will be available only in the 2020/21 year.
There will be opportunities to discuss other cross curricular enrichment opportunities available to students in the 2019/20 year.
|College Production||Music Ensembles and Peripatetic Music Lessons|
|Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award||Sports Teams|
In addition, there will be formal presentations taking place in the College launching the activities with the largest commitment in terms of time or cost. The sessions are repeated at the times shown.
Presentation start times
Duke of Edinburgh Award 5.30pm or 6.30pm
South Africa 5.45pm or 6.45pm
Amalfi Coast 6.00pm or 7.00pm
College Production 6.10pm or 7.10pm
Thailand 6:20pm or 7:20pm
Your attendance at Wyke Start is expected and is integral in your decision making process. The key points to remember are:
- Monday July 1st – Tuesday July 2nd
- Overseas Trips and Student Activities Information Event, Tuesday July 2nd, 5.30pm-7.00pm
- Transport is free
- Use the time to your advantage
- Ask questions, get information, be informed.
- Download and read the subject specific information booklet