June 9, 2023

Best Results ever for Wyke students

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158 A* Grades

61% High Grades A*-B

BTEC/CTEC 81% Distinction/Distinction*

First time these students have sat exams

Today sees the best results ever at Wyke Sixth Form College, made all the more remarkable by the fact that these students have never sat formal examinations before.  Wyke students have shown 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, have led to the best outcomes and destinations in Wyke’s history.

With 3 A*s in Sociology, History and English Language former Caistor Grammar student Lydia Clarke has secured her place to study History at Leeds University. Lydia came to Wyke with excellent GCSE grades which enabled her to join our Flyer’s programme, an enrichment group designed to support high achieving students. Whilst being interviewed live on Sky News, Lydia said: “Leeds is the university I really wanted to go to, I really love the course and I’m so happy to be studying History at degree level.”

Former Baysgrath School student, Kody Tyson, successfully gained his place at Hull York Medical School to study Medicine. Kody opened his results to reveal 3 Bs in Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics. He said: “I’ve been inspired by all the medical professionals I’ve seen on my medical journey, and I’ve really been able to reflect on their level of care.”

Whilst at Wyke, former Trinity Academy student Morgan Mayes was elected President of the Wyke Student Executive. As President, Morgan helped coordinate the College’s White Ribbon Day, a campaign to prevent violence against women. Morgan said: “I sung “Learn on Me” in front of the whole Wyke community as part of the event. It was definitely one of my highlights.” Today, Morgan gained an A in Mathematics, a B in Chemistry and a B in Biology which secured his place to study Biomedical Science at the University of Hull.

This year, Wyke has also seen a superb 8 students secure places at Oxford and Cambridge Universities, including former Kelvin Hall student Alistair McLelland. All eyes were on Alistair as he opened his outstanding results of 3 A*s in German, English Literature and Music. These exceptional grades secured his place to study English and German at The University of Cambridge. Alistair immersed himself into all aspects of college life, including performing in the College’s Orchestra and contributing to the Literature Society. He said: “The Lit Society was just great, and I would encourage anyone with a love of books to add this enrichment to their study programme.”

Students on vocational courses have also gained fantastic results. Former Beverley High student, Sally Roach, has secured a place at Teesside University to study Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation. She achieved a triple distinction star in her CTEC Extended Diploma in Sport. As part of her study programme, Sally captained the netball first team. Her advice to future students considering studying a vocational course is “to get stuck and take every opportunity that’s available at College”.

Principal, Paul Britton said: “I am so pleased that our students have risen to the challenge of sitting formal examinations for the first time and absolutely smashed it!  These results really are remarkable, our students have achieved at the highest level in Wyke’s history with 158 students achieving the top A* grade. All credit to our fantastic staff and parents who have supported our students to such impressive success.  We can be confident of a bright future with such capable and resilient young people going on to play leading roles in our community.”

Mr John Wilson, Chair of the Wyke Sixth Form College Corporation, added:  “Once again, our students have achieved a fantastic set of results.  I congratulate them for their hard work and wish them well for the future. Thanks must go to all the teaching and support staff for their hard work and dedication.”

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