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In 2022, Wyke students gained our best results ever, made all the more remarkable by the fact that these students had never sat formal examinations before. Wyke students showed remarkable resilience and determination to deliver work at the highest level despite the challenges of lockdowns, remote working in their first year and uncertainty about how they would be assessed. Their sustained effort, supported by our exceptional teaching and pastoral teams, led to the best outcomes and destinations in Wyke’s history.
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.
These figures (drawn from 2019 exam data) tell you the average grade and average points that Wyke students achieved per A level entry from nearly 1,600 entries..
There are also highly successful BTEC and diploma courses offered at Wyke, with distinction star as the average grade achieved. In 2022, almost 91% of our BTEC students achieved at least one Distinction on their qualifications and almost 81% of our students achieving at least one Distinction*.
Currently these subjects include Sport, Computing, Health & Social Care, Applied Law, Applied Science, Dance, Business, Music Technology and Creative Digital Media.
In 2021, 787 UCAS application forms were sent. 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.