Wyke Flyers

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.

Jake Hemsworth

Jake, a former Market Weighton student decided to come to Wyke because of the fantastic facilities and how confident and capable the teachers seemed at the Open Events. The favourite part of the Flyers programme for Jake has been; “the EPQ classes with my senior supervisor twice a week has been
brilliant and the flyers trips to the different universities has really helped me make a decision on which university I want to go to.” Jake would definitely recommend the programme to anyone and his advice would be to work hard but also enjoy every opportunity that is presented to you too.

Jake is currently studying Biology, Chemistry, Maths & Physics and is hoping to study Chemistry at the University of Manchester next year.

Bridget Allenby

Former Cottingham High student Bridget came to Wyke as “it was a new environment with lots of different people and I liked that it was just college students, no school students so the teachers are completely focused on A Levels and BTECs.” Bridget really appreciated the extra help and support the
Flyers programme offered and her advice for anyone starting the programme is to “always make use of the extra help and support on offer and work hard because it will all be worth it.”

Bridget is currently studying Biology, Chemistry, Maths and PE and hopes to go to University to study Biomedical Science.

Rowan Cowley

Rowan, who came to Wyke from Hornsea School has thoroughly enjoyed his first year on the flyers programme; “I have loved being part of my EPQ group and have thrown myself into the programme, signing up for every activity and

trip and making sure I take advantage of every opportunity.” Rowan decided to come to Wyke as the subjects he wanted to study (Maths, Physics and German) had fantastic reputations and results and is really happy that he decided to make the move to Wyke.

Rowan is currently studying German, Maths, Further Maths and Physics and hopes to study engineering in Germany next year.

Alice Gowland

Alice is a former Kelvin Hall student who chose to come to Wyke due to the academic excellence of the college. “Being given the opportunity to travel to Russell Group universities and getting the opportunity to really explore my academic potential have been the absolute highlights of my Flyers
experience,” Alice explained. When asked how the programme has helped her, Alice said; “being part of the flyers has expanded my horizons regarding choosing a university and provided me with a lot of support in being an early applicant to the University of Oxford. Alice would without a doubt recommend the programme to anyone.

Alice is currently studying Biology, Maths and Psychology and is hoping to go to Oxford to study a degree in Psychology.