Welcome to enrolment 2023
The new College year will start at on Thursday 7th September for all our first-year students. The College Day starts at 9.00am, and on the first day there will be a brief induction session and the first subject lessons.
Further information about the first day will be provided at enrolment. We look forward to welcoming your child into our Wyke community this autumn. Should you have any questions you are welcome to contact the college 01482 346347, firstname.lastname@example.org
, or speak with your enrolling tutor during enrolment week.
enrolment tuesday 29th august - friday 1st september
The next major step in starting college is by coming in to enrol. The enrolment process is an important one; we want to help students choose the right combination of subjects and extra-curricular enrichment that will ensure that they are best prepared for their next steps. We will spend time to get this right so you can expect to be at college for an hour or two from the time of the enrolment appointment.
It is important that you stick to the allocated time. We will be enrolling over 1,000 new students so it is important that your child, or a proxy representative, attends at the appointment time. We have many applicants for our places so it is possible that courses may become full or that the college is unable to offer a place to an applicant. All such decisions will be taken according to our admissions policy which can be found here: https://wyke.ac.uk/apply-online/
At Wyke, we have high expectations for all our students, and we support our students to meet these expectations. Please do let us know if there are any specific areas of support, or any further information that we need to know about your child.
We hope that your child achieves the examination results that they have worked so hard for. If these don’t turn out as hoped, do not worry, we will be able to discuss the options available during the enrolment interview. It Is not uncommon for students to return later in the week for further advice and guidance.
Hopefully you have received lots of guidance about course choices through open events, the interview and Wyke Start but please do keep referring to the College website for the most up to date details on our courses https://wyke.ac.uk/courses/
The enrolment process consists of several stages:
· Results processing where we confirm the exam results your child has uploaded to the applicant portal – this information is used to ensure that we enrol students on the right level of course. Please ensure that you bring confirmation of your results with you (either the printout or email from your school).
· Any additional learning needs – we will discuss with all applicants about any additional needs that they may have.
· Study programme counselling – a member of staff will look at the applicant’s plans and discuss if the combination of subjects and enrichments applied for are the best possible combination. Other subject staff may be called in to help with the decision at this point.
· College support processes where information about transport, learning support, financial support etc. is available.
Applicants need to be aware that, whilst the college does offer subsidised transport options for our students, we cannot guarantee that there will be places available on our transport for all students. Students are eligible for publicly funded courses if they meet the ESFA funding criteria. If we need to see any additional evidence to verify this, we will write to you separately. If you are asked to bring additional evidence, please ensure that it is brought to enrolment to avoid delays in the enrolment process.
You will need the following.
Results sheet and exam results slip(s), including any exams taken early especially if they are English or Maths qualifications. Without results slips we will not be able to complete the enrolment at the appointed time (either the printout or email from your school). Remember, applicants for Music courses need to include Music certificates for Instrument/Voice/Theory.
Evidence to support any support arrangements or extra time that you have had in exams previously if applicable.
Residency evidence if required
If you need to provide additional residency evidence to confirm that you are eligible for publicly funded courses, we will write to you separately and you must bring this to your enrolment appointment.
A pen and note pad
Enrolment involves communicating a lot of information. This may be information that is very specific to you. To avoid any misunderstandings, bring a pen and note pad to write down this information.
Spending money for bus fares, lunch etc. if required. We will have a limited coffeeshop service on site for food and drinks.
The College is a cashless site and operates an e-payment system to pay for specialist equipment, trips and all other College expenditure/activities. This can be done online using a secure website called ParentPay.
ParentPay offers you the freedom to make payments whenever and wherever you like, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You have a secure online account, activated using a unique set of activation codes. You will be prompted to change these and create your own secure Username and Password for future logins. Your individual account activation codes will be sent to you following your child’s enrolment.
Portal, Summer work and Enrolment deadlines
Confirm your subject priority order Midnight Sunday 9th July
Place your subjects in priority order on the Applicant Portal. You will need to list 4 subjects in order although you will most likely take 3 of these subjects. This will allow us to plan your timetable for September.
Complete your Wyke Start Summer Work Thursday 7th September
Each of your subjects will set you compulsory Summer Work to complete over the holidays to help you prepare for your courses. Complete this to the best of your ability and bring it along on your first day at Wyke. This will go live following Wyke Start and is available on the Wyke Start Summer Work page
GCSE ResultsDay Thursday 24th August
Upload your GCSE Results to the Applicant Portal Midnight Sunday 27 August
We wish you the best of luck on GCSE results day. There will be lots of advice and guidanceon our website and social media channels on the day. As soon as youhave your GCSE results, please upload these to the Applicant Portal.
Attend your enrolment appointment Tuesday 29th August - Friday 1st September
At your enrolment appointment, we will firm up your course choices, enrichment package and any additional support needs that you may have. It is also a great opportunity to ask any further questions.
Welcome to Wyke Thursday 7th September
Your first day as a Wyke student will be Thursday 7th September. Don’t forget to bring your Summer Work. We can’t wait for you to join us.
travelling to wyke
Details of how to get to Wyke are available at: Travelling to Wyke
On this page you will find a service finder, timetable details, and Google maps displaying the routes.
Applicants need to be aware that, whilst the college does offer subsidised transport options for our students, we cannot guarantee that there will be places available on our transport for all students.
Wherever possible, the College will seek to provide financial assistance to those most in need to enable a student to continue and complete their programme of study. Students who qualify for our College Bursary Fund (by completing a financial support application and providing supporting evidence) can request assistance with a college travel pass, meal allowance, books, essential equipment (e.g., sports kit, USB, calculator, headphones), re-sit fees, UCAS entrance fees and trips/visits that are an essential part of the subject curriculum.
All support is dependent on the type of award you qualify for, but the College will also consider individual circumstances when making the award, for example, whether the student receives guaranteed free meals, whether the young person lives in a single parent household, or if there are other children or young people living in the household. Students will be expected to maintain an acceptable level of behaviour and attendance to access financial support.
To apply for financial support through the College bursary or free school meals you will need to complete an application form. Please visit the website at https://www.wyke.ac.uk/applicant-information/financial-support or email email@example.com
Application forms are available to download from our website; these must be completed and submitted by 31 July 2023 along with the correct supporting evidence in order to be assessed before the start of term. We will endeavour to process applications submitted after this date as quickly as possible.
The Wyke Support Fund is a further way in which the college supports all students to be able to access their education. The Fund is made up of voluntary donations by parents and staff. The funds are used to ensure that students in financial difficulty have access to the equipment they need, can access events such as trips and speakers that will significantly improve their education and get help to attend activities supporting their next steps such as university open events.
This support fund is potentially available for those students that are not eligible for the College bursary, those who need financial support with something to support their education that is outside the scope of the bursary, or those who are in significant financial difficulty. Students can apply for support from the support fund by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and providing full details of their circumstances and the financial support that is required.
The Wyke Sixth Form College support fund has made a significant difference to the lives of many students since its creation in 2015, this has only been made possible by the generous contributions from parents and staff. It would be amazing if you felt able to support this fund and we will be taking voluntary contributions following enrolment. Your donations are greatly appreciated.
SUBJECT SPECIFIC INFORMATION
A small number of subjects will be conducting assessments during the Wyke Start lessons and the outcomes of these assessments will be considered alongside GCSE results at enrolment. If you have selected any of these courses for Wyke Start, please use the links below to check what information you need to be aware of for the event or if you are unable to attend the event.
A Level Fine Art, A Level Graphic Design and A Level Photography
A Level and BTEC Dance
A Level and BTEC Dance (for non attendance at Wyke Start)
A Level Drama and Theatre
A Level Drama and Theatre (for non attendance at Wyke Start)
A Level Music
BTEC Performing Arts
BTEC Performing Arts (for non attendance at Wyke Start)
At Wyke Start, each of your subjects set you compulsory summer work to complete over the holidays to help you prepare for your courses in September. If you were unable to attend Wyke Start, you are still required to complete this work.
Please complete this to the best of your ability and bring it along on your first day at Wyke, Thursday 7th September. Visit the Wyke Start Summer Work page to download your assignments and tasks. You can complete summer work online and print this off or you can complete the questions by hand and bring this on your first day.
Please note that some subjects have provided more than one resource.