Wyke College

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Wyke Sixth Form College
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Established 1988
Principal Jay Trivedy
Location Bricknell Avenue
Kingston upon Hull
East Riding of Yorkshire
HU5 4NT
England
53°45′51″N 0°23′21″W / 53.76412°N 0.38926°W / 53.76412; -0.38926Coordinates: 53°45′51″N 0°23′21″W / 53.76412°N 0.38926°W / 53.76412; -0.38926
Gender Mixed
Buildings 4
Website www.wyke.ac.uk

Wyke Sixth Form College is a sixth form college in Kingston upon Hull, England.

History[edit]

The college opened in 1988 and purports to be the largest A-level provider in the city. Over £3 million was spent on facilities before the college opened.[1] It has four buildings as part of its site, which include a library and learning resource centre, canteen, sports facilities and classrooms. The college offers a variety of Level 2 and Level 3 courses, including A-Levels and BTEC qualifications.[2]

A November 2013 Ofsted inspection report rated the college as 'good' in terms of its overall effectiveness.[3]

Facilities[edit]

A £2 million facility known as the 'Wilson building' was opened in 2005 and served as the catalyst of a £20 million project that would be completed in May 2010.

Later on, a £7 million centre known as the Ash building was opened in October 2008. This was the second of three buildings that formed as part of the renovation works. The building would house science, art, humanities, information and communication technology, health and social care and modern foreign languages courses, and would include 36 teaching spaces and two learning resource areas. The building was designed to be as environmentally friendly as possible, with temperature controls throughout and ground-source pumps that would circulate water constantly around the building from forty 100-metre deep bore-holes, which would either provide or remove heat according to the season.

The project was funded by the college with significant investment from the British Government through the Learning and Skills Council.[4] The Government paid for 80 per cent of the building costs.

The Ash building, 2008

In May 2010, following three years of planning and construction, the £20 million project was completed following the construction of the 'Oak building', as well as facilities including an outdoor area, sports hall and a purpose built theatre and auditorium.[5]

Results[edit]

313 students who entered for A-Level examinations in 1996 achieved scores which placed the college among the top third of colleges within the further education sector.[1]

In August 2011, the college secured 100 per cent pass rates in 34 subjects, while almost half of the passes achieved were in the higher grades of A*, A or B. At AS level the pass rate was 89.4 per cent, a 5.3 per cent improvement on 2010.[6]

In August 2017, the college achieved a 99.6% A-Level pass rate, as well as a 100% pass rate across 29 subjects with the proportion of students achieving A* to B grades being 47%. A total of 97 students managed to achieve an A* grade, with fifty of those achieving at least three grades at A* or A. 62 students studying BTEC courses at the college also secured three triple distinctions.[7]

Alumni[edit]

College alumni include Chinese-English cellist Gay-Yee Westerhoff and actor Mark Pickering.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Your Future Prospectus. Wyke College. 1997. 
  2. ^ "Courses - Wyke College". Wyke College. Retrieved 16 October 2017. 
  3. ^ "Wyke College: Learning and skills inspection report" (PDF). Ofsted. 2013. Retrieved 28 October 2017. 
  4. ^ "Wyke College officially opens £7m learning centre". Hull Daily Mail. 29 October 2013. Archived from the original on 29 October 2013. Retrieved 15 October 2017. 
  5. ^ "The new £20m Wyke College building has opened to students". Hull Daily Mail. 29 October 2013. Archived from the original on 29 October 2013. Retrieved 15 October 2017. 
  6. ^ "A-level winners give Richard a golden goodbye". The Yorkshire Post. Retrieved 15 October 2017. 
  7. ^ Backshall, Alex (17 August 2017). "A-Level Results Day 2017: How did your school or college do?". Hull Daily Mail. Retrieved 15 October 2017. 
  8. ^ "Life after Wyke :: Wyke 6th Form College". 19 March 2012. Archived from the original on 19 March 2012. Retrieved 16 October 2017. 

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