What is the Flyers Programme?
The Flyers Programme is designed to further support our students in achieving outstanding success and preparing them for transition to highly competitive universities such as the Russell Group and Oxbridge, further study or progression into competitive industries.
The Programme has various elements of which students can choose to best reflect their study programme and future ambitions.
The key elements of the Programme are:
- Russell Group and Oxbridge University visits;
- Oxbridge preperation;
- Staff supervisor for the Extended Project Qualification; and
- Foreign cultural visits.
How do I become part of the Programme?
We offer the programme to students who are academic high flyers achieving mainly 7s and 8s in their GCSE’s. However, the programme is not exclusive; throughout the year, students with excellent progress at Wyke can join the programme. In addition, students may also join certain strands of the Programme such as applying for trips or engaging in the Oxbridge programme.
Sam Winstanley, Former The Market Weight School Student
Studying: Maths, Chemistry and Geography
“My experience at Wyke has been an overwhelming success. I thought that moving from a small school to a larger college would be a daunting experience yet it wasn’t at all. Everyone is so friendly and approachable. My aim is to progress onto study Chemical Engineering at university.
Flyers has provided me with so many useful skills and experiences including trips to the universities I am interested in going to.”
Lucy Moir, Former Beverley High School Student
Studying: English Literature, Drama & Theatre and Government & Politics
“The independence and opportunity to meet new people was why I chose to study my A Levels at the College.
I enjoyed being able to complete an EPQ as it allowed me to research and write about a topic I found interesting. Following my studies I would like to progress onto study American Studies at the University of East Anglia or Sussex.”
Magda Wilson, Former St. Mary’s School Student
Studying: Media Studies, Psychology, Sociology
“I knew Wyke was the College I wanted to study at because I felt it had a much more mature and relaxed environment than other colleges.
Next year, I would like to study Human, Social and Political Sciences at university and my teachers and Flyers mentor have offered me additional support sessions to further develop my knowledge in these areas.”
Bryan Yalung, Former Vale Academy Student
Studying: Biology, Chemistry and History
“I was attracted to studying at Wyke because it offered me with many opportunities that would allow me to progress into Higher Education. Being a Flyer I have gained invaluable skills, experiences and support with my personal statement for university.
I would like to attend a Russell Group University to study History with a language.”