Wyke is very proud of the standards of its teaching. All teaching staff are subject specialists, highly qualified in their field. Their main aim is to bring out the best in each student. The examination results at Wyke are excellent.
The figures clearly show that students perform well at the college and indeed indicate that moving to the college after school has been of benefit. Each year, hundreds of Wyke students go on to university and to begin building their successful futures. Their success is helped not only from the excellent learning they have experienced at our college, but also because of the help the college gives, making the transition from school to university easier.
Wyke has been recognised nationally as having the best teachers in the sixth form sector. In 2019, our sports, PE and dance staff won the “FE Teaching Team of the Year”. They were featured collecting their award on the BBC2’s “Classroom Heroes” programme.
In 2023, Wyke students rose to the challenge of taking formal external exams for the first time, achieving excellent results. The whole year group showed remarkable resilience and determination to deliver work at the highest level despite the disruption to their education experienced through the pandemic. Their sustained effort, supported by our exceptional teaching and pastoral teams, led to the fantastic outcomes and amazing destinations.
Progress made at A Level
With almost 1,600 A Level entries in 2019 (the last year of “true” external exams), the information provided is very robust. Based upon this 2019 data, Wyke’s “value-added” score is 0.27, placing us in the top 10% of all schools and colleges in England. This data underlines the fact that students make significant progress when they attend Wyke.
These figures tell you how much progress students who studied A levels at Wyke made between the end of key stage 4 and the end of their A level studies, compared to similar students across England.
The scores are calculated by comparing the A-level results of students at this school or college with the A level results of students in schools and colleges across England who started with similar results at the end of the previous key stage – key stage 4.
A score above zero means students made more progress, on average, than students across England who got similar results at the end of key stage 4. A score below zero means students made less progress, on average, than students across England who got similar results at the end of key stage 4. These scores are also known as ‘value added’ scores.
Wyke’s excellent reputation is also illustrated by the ALPS thermometer, showing the colleges performance in 2020 based upon centre assessed grades. The arrow at the top of the scale shows that Wyke sits well inside the top 10% of 16-18 providers in England.
Average Grade Achieved at KS5
This information drawn from the 2023 data tell you the average and average points that Wyke students achieved per A level entry from nearly 1,600 entries.
There are also highly successful vocational courses offered at Wyke, with Distinction Star the mode grade, the most prevalent grade, achieved.
In 2023, our first cohort of T-level Health students completed their qualifications with a 100% pass rate and the majority progressing onto health related undergraduate study.
In 2023, 768 UCAS application forms were sent, with 732 (95%) of students receiving offers. Overall 73% of our level three students progressed onto university, 10% above the average for England. At Wyke, we have a team of staff to guide students through the university application process. For those students who wish to look at alternative post-college routes, we have staff to guide them towards high apprenticeships, vocational training courses and employment.
An official report shows that 33% of former Wyke students, who graduated in 2019, achieved a first class degree classification. The Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) report, published by the Sixth Form Colleges Association, reveals that the academic performance of Wyke students, who progressed onto university, achieved higher than any other sector average.
In 2022, The Yorkshire Evening Post placed Wyke as the second highest provider of students to Oxbridge in the Yorkshire and Humber region.
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