September 25, 2023

Results Day 2023

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115 A* Grades

58% High Grades A*-B at A Level

84% Grades A*-C at A Level

88% of students on vocational courses achieved distinction or better

100% of students on T levels achieving High Grades

8 Oxbridge, 15 Medicine, Dentistry, Veterinary

Prestigious Advanced Apprenticeships to BBC, Jaguar Land Rover, NHS, Bank of America

First time these students have sat exams

Today sees fantastic results 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 impressive resilience and determination to deliver work at the highest level despite having to cope with the significant impact of the pandemic on their education before they came to Wyke. Their sustained effort, supported by our exceptional teaching and pastoral teams, have led to fantastic outcomes and destinations even with grading returning to pre-pandemic levels.

With 3 A*s in Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics former Malet Lambert student Alex Rispin has secured his place to study Veterinary Medicine at the University of Liverpool. Alex came to Wyke with excellent GCSE grades which enabled him to join our Flyers programme, an enrichment group designed to support high achieving students. After collecting his results, Alex said: “I was also part of the Wyke Pre-Medical programme which really helped me write my personal statement and gave me the veterinary experience I needed for interview. Without the Pre-Medical programme, it would have been more difficult to secure my place”. Alex was one of 15 students who secured a place on either Medicine, Veterinary Science or Dentistry, an outstanding achievement.

This year, Wyke has also seen a superb eight students secure places at Oxford and Cambridge Universities, including former Kelvin Hall student Dyari Jarvis. All eyes were on Dyari as he opened his outstanding results of three A*s in Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics. These exceptional grades secured his place to study Medicine at The University of Cambridge. He said: “I really enjoyed the practical elements of my science A levels and I know that the scientific essays and foundations of anatomy have really helped me prepare for undergraduate study at one of the world’s most prestigious universities”.

Whilst most students progress onto university, a growing number of students elect to follow an advanced apprenticeship. Former Beverley High student, Jasmine Lowe secured a place on the flagship BBC Fast-Track Journalism Apprenticeship. Over 3,000 candidates applied for the scheme and after a series of interviews and workshop assessments, Jasmine got the news that she is one of only 28 selected. Jasmine said, “My study programme of A levels in Media, Politics and English Literature supported my application with knowledge of media balance, bias, and ownership. My analytical skills, understanding of ethical values, and use of language also helped her navigate several interviews and work-group scenarios.” Starting this September, Jasmine will work alongside BBC news, BBC Studios and sports teams, both locally and in London, to develop her journalistic skills, creating and delivering quality content for TV, online, digital, and radio. After completing the programme, Jasmine is guaranteed a job at the BBC as a research journalist, but she is already planning much bigger things. In the future, Jasmine would love to work as an international correspondent, reporting a balanced and informed view of the world – ideally the next Laura Kuenssberg.

2023 was the first year of T-Level Health results, achieving a 100% pass rate. Former South Holderness student, Evie Holland, achieved a Distinction, the equivalent of three As. Reflecting on her experiences at Wyke, she said "Through my T Level course, I've developed practical skills like taking blood pressure, recording babies growth and using safe manual handling techniques. The hands-on experience and training have boosted my confidence and prepared me for my Adult Nursing degree at York St John University."

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 fantastically with 115 students achieving the top A* grade. All credit to our exceptional 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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