Our Wyke Flyers programme is designed to support our most academically able students to reach their potential.
The 17/18 year was a fantastic year for our Wyke Flyers, with eight students gaining the grades needed to accept offers from Oxbridge and nine starting careers in medicine, dentistry and veterinary science.
Wyke Flyers is a programme of additional events and activities that we offer to our students who are academic highflyers achieving mainly 7s, 8s and 9s in their GCSEs. The aim of the programme is to provide academic challenge
as well as supporting students to access top-performing institutions in the UK and beyond.
The key strands of the Wyke Flyers programme are:
- Senior mentoring by a named member of senior staff
- Russell Group University visits
- Oxbridge preparation through trips and conferences
- Senior staff supervisor for EPQ
In addition, there is a wide range of enrichment and self-development available through activities such as the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, NCS, college organised ‘Challenge Trips’. Curricular opportunities such as the Bar Mock Trials, Maths Challenge and Science Olympiad competitions which further enhance your time at Wyke.
Constance Rann, former Beverley Longcroft School student
Constance chose to study at Wyke as it provided a new and exciting environment with “lots of great opportunities for students as opposed to what was on offer at my school.”
Constance would definitely recommend the Flyers programme to upcoming students as she has “received extra help on applying to Oxbridge.” She has also seen a real progression in many of her skills which has helped to prepare her for further study at university.
Constance studies English Literature, Geography and Law. She is on track to studying Law at university next year.
Max Wybrant, former Howden School student
Wyke’s Flyers programme, along with our flexible approach to timetabling were the main reasons Max chose to study here; “I chose Wyke due to the fact that I could study 4 subjects alongside an Extended Project Qualification. As an Oxbridge applicant, the extra support offered by the Flyers programme also made the Wyke an obvious choice for me.”
Max’s advice for other students starting the programme is to; “take advantage of all the opportunities given to you such as the trips, talks and meetings with your mentor as they will help you going forward.”
Max currently studies Biology, Chemistry, History and Mathematics and is applying to study Natural Sciences at Cambridge University.
Ilona Woodward, former student at The Snaith School
Ilona, a former student at Snaith School decided to study at Wyke as “I could study 4 A Levels and had the flexibility to join societies and clubs and get involved in a variety of co-curricular activities including being the Welfare Officer of the Student Executive.”
“The things I have enjoyed the most about the Flyers programme are the trips to Cambridge University, UCL, Imperial College and the London School of Economics. These trips have helped me to decide where to study and I have since decided to apply to 2 of these universities.”
Ilona currently studies Fine Art, English Literature, French and History. She is also working towards a DoE Enrichment Gold Award.
Ilona is looking to secure a place at a leading university.
Will Marshall, former Kelvin Hall School student
Former Kelvin Hall student Will was attracted to Wyke due to its “fantastic facilities and wide range of courses that are available.”
Will has really appreciated the extra help and opportunities offered by Wyke’s Flyers programme; “the trip to Poland was an amazing opportunity and provided me with so many real life experiences. I have also found the support and guidance given by my assigned tutor invaluable – particularly now whilst writing my personal statement for university.”
Will is currently studying Government & Politics, History and Mathematics. He aspires to study Politics at a Russell Group University.