Paul Britton Principals Welcome
It gives me great pleasure to officially invite you to our Wyke Start taster event in July. All new students are invited into the College to have the opportunity to experience college life for two days, taking part in A Level or Vocational lessons. The experience is designed to help students settle into college and find their way around the different buildings. Some students are clear about their choices for September, while others may have further decisions to make. On this webpage, you will find all of the necessary information to help you prepare for Wyke Start. Please take a read and complete the relevant tasks.
You are required to complete the tasks below by logging into your applicant portal. We ask that the following tasks are completed by no later than Friday 4th June. Please click here for guidance on accessing the portal.
1) Final confirmation of attendance at Wyke Start. If you are unable to attend, please provide a brief reason why.
2) Upload your student ID photo – please click here to see our guidance on uploading a photo.
3) Read and complete any relevant subject specific preparation tasks (as below)
Subject Specific Information
A small selection of subjects will be conducting assessments during the Wyke Start lessons and the outcomes of these assessments will be considered alongside GCSE results at enrolment.
Some other subjects have tasks to complete before Wyke Start or have given guidance on how to prepare. If you are going into any of the below subjects at Wyke Start, please check the subject specific information below.
|Subject||Wyke Start Subject Specific Information|
|A Level Fine Art, A Level Photography and A Level Graphic Design||Wyke Start Information Letter|
|A Level Dance and BTEC Dance||Wyke Start Information Letter|
|A Level Drama and BTEC Performing Arts||Wyke Start Information Letter|
|A Level Music and BTEC Music Technology||Wyke Start Information Letter|
|CTEC Extended Diploma in Sport||Wyke Start Information Letter|
|Music Instrumental Lessons||Wyke Start Information Letter|
We ask that all parents/guardians consent for their son/daughter to attend Wyke Start. Please ensure that you do this by 4th June, to avoid any problems with your son/daughter’s attendance at Wyke Start. Please click here to give your consent.
Details of how to get to Wyke are available on our Travelling to Wyke Web Page. All College bus routes will be running and are free during Wyke Start. Buses can be picked up at any normal bus stop along the designated route. Any student who cannot use the College bus routes can claim reimbursement for their fares during Wyke Start for any other public transport used by providing their tickets. Students will need to arrive at the College each day for 9.00am. The return buses will leave College slightly earlier than the normal term departure time during Wyke Start at 3.45pm.
You can also find all of the information on our Transport Provision for September 2021 here.
Financial Support and ParentPay Information
Wyke Sixth Form College offers financial support through the college discretionary award. If students are eligible, the College will provide them with a travel pass or meal allowance. Students can also access financial assistance towards other essential college items. For more information on the financial support available and how to apply, please see below.
Trips and Enrichment Evening – Tuesday 6th July
We believe that a rounded study programme goes beyond your academic course choices, as gaining great qualifications is just one aspect of your time here.
Therefore, we are excited to invite you to attend our virtual trips and enrichment evening where you can find out about all of the fantastic opportunities and experiences available to you.
The event will take place on Tuesday 6th July at 6pm. You will receive an access link closer to the time.