In the Spotlight
21 May 2013
Wyke Sixth Form College is renowned for its musical opportunities and high musical standards. Music provision is not restricted to students taking A-level Music. Wyke runs a wide range of enrichment activities in which many non-Music students, and staff, participate, including choir, orchestra, jazz orchestra, salsa band, chamber choir, string group, brass group, and a number of other ensembles.
To make music more accessible to all students, Wyke have restructured the awarding of bursaries and scholarships. Students taking AS and A-level Music receive fortnightly performance tutorials with the Director of Music, or, where appropriate, with Adam Hembrough, teacher of Music Technology, as well as £75 per annum towards the cost of specialist tuition.
Even if you are not taking A-level Music, you can ask us to help with finding an instrumental or singing teacher through the Albermarle Centre in Hull, the Hexagon Centre in Beverley, or privately. Please let us know as early as possible if you would like us to arrange lessons for you. Financial help towards the cost of lessons is available through our Music Bursary and Music Scholarship scheme.Read more
23 April 2013
Wyke student Joanne Frazer is looking forward to taking up a place at a leading theatre school.
Joanne is a current AS student on the College 'Flyers' programme studying Dance, Drama & Theatre Studies, English Language and English Literature. She has been involved in a number of College events including the Winter Showcase as well as taking the lead role as Cinderella in the College-wide Pantomime.
She has now successfully auditioned for a place at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, London and will begin her professional training in September 2013. The Academy caps its entry at 2000 and only takes 30 students per year so Joanne's achievement is remarkable.
Watch Joanne perform her audition on the College YouTube Channel.Read more
22 April 2013
Former Wolfreton student Philippa Branton is celebrating gaining a place at an internationally respected dance school.
Philippa is a current Wyke A level student studying Dance, English Language and Media Studies. Having been accepted onto the Phoenix Youth Dance and Yorkshire Young Dancers training schemes last year, she has now successfully auditioned for a place on the Foundation Degree course at the Northern School of Contemporary Dance and will begin her professional training in September 2013.
Watch Philippa perform her audition piece on the Wyke Sixth Form College YouTube channel.Read more
19 April 2013
This year, Shostakovich’s Fifth Symphony is the set work for A2 Music. This powerful and intriguing work, written in 1937 amidst the terror of Stalinist Russia, captured the imagination of the students immediately, and one bright spark made the ambitious suggestion that we should learn and perform the work ourselves. With a little help from our friends, we will be fulfilling this ambition next Saturday, 27th April, in a specially arranged concert at Beverley Minster.
The project has brought young players from nine different schools and colleges in the region together with students from Hull University and adult musicians – some professional, but mostly amateur – to form an orchestra of over sixty players whose youngest is only 11 and whose oldest are retired. We have had a series of enjoyable rehearsals over the last few months, and the cross-generational, multi-group project has been so successful that we are contemplating running a similar project next year.Read more
18 April 2013
Wyke 6th Form College students Josh Dickinson and Steve Strickland are celebrating gold in a major national badminton championship.
The British Colleges 35th National Championships were held at Bath University over Easter. Steve said: “From the beginning of the weekend Josh and I were mentally prepared for what was to come, and decided to let everyone know we were there to not only be a part of the tournament, but to be contenders.”
The British Colleges National Championship is the largest multi- sports championship of its kind. The championship held thirty-nine events over three days. The college athletes taking part were aged between 16 and 19, each had qualified to represent one of eleven regional teams.Read more