Sixth Form News & EVENTS
Keep abreast with all the News and Events happening in the Wyedean School Sixth Form department. Updated on a regular basis, we aim to bring you more news, events, clubs and those extra-curricula activities that help make Wyedean Sixth Form a happy and exciting place to be.
Sixth Form Induction Programme
Well done to Year 11 for attending our recent Sixth Form Induction Programme. You gave an excellent account of yourselves and teachers were very impressed. In searing temperatures you worked hard, were positive and demonstrated the maturity required for Sixth Form.
Induction Week will take place for all Year 12 applicants from Monday 9th to Thursday 12th July 2018
National Cyber Security Hub Centre
Wyedean Sixth Form is now a National Cyber Security Hub Centre. This will provide various opportunities to students and allow us to extend the curriculum in Computer Science. The National Cyber Security Centre is working with the school to provide technological equipment, visits, careers links in the aim to encourage more young people into this field of employment.
Students will be able to develop their skills through ethical hacking, robotics, gaming, programming and cyber security clubs.
Clothes appeal for Syrian refugees 27.04.18
Thank you to all of those who donated to our clothes appeal for Syrian refugees. We had such a positive response from students and parents that we felt obliged to extend the deadline beyond Easter. I am happy to report that we have now taken all the donated items to iNeed in Chepstow.
Peter Strong, a volunteer for the charity, expressed his heartfelt thanks, stating that, “We are overwhelmed by the generosity of the parents, pupils and staff at Wyedean School. Your donations will help lots of people whose lives have been torn apart by war and persecution.”
We’re extremely proud of the students in Sixth Form for organising the event. Special thanks must go to Mason Clutterbuck for coming up with the idea and Ellen Durbin and Paige Hawker for organising the logistics of the endeavour.
We managed to collect over 3,000 items of clothing, ranging from coats and hats to shirts and shorts. All items will be gratefully received, I’m sure.
Year 13 Art Students 26.04.18
Amazing work from our Year 13 Art students. We're really proud of you. Well done also to the teachers for nurturing such creative and talented young people.
DT Exhibition Year 11 and 13 Final Design Solutions
WOW! What talented creative students we have @WyedeanSchool This is why we are in this job & is such a privilege to work with our young people. Proud teachers & parents at the @WyedeanDT exhibition 11 & 13 final design solutions.
Mark Harper MP 16.03.18
Thanks to #FoD MP @Mark_J_Harper in @WyedeanSchool meeting @WyedeanP students & @6thFormWyedean to discuss issues from #brexit #universityaccess #Russia #Trump & #ForestofDean local issues-with LT here discussing school funding, education policy & global learning @ForestofDeanNet
Debating Team 14.03.18
Well done Wyedean Debating Team. Sterling performance.
Wyedean Sixth Form's reputation continues to grow thanks to confirmation that its A-level results over the past three years have been classed as ‘Outstanding’ by Alps for the second time a row. The Alps accolade demonstrates the work ethic and diligence of staff and students at Wyedean Sixth Form over the past three years. This arrives on a back of an Ofsted review that that rated the school as ‘Good’ in February of this year. Well done, everyone!
We’re still accepting applications for September 2018, but places on courses are limited due to high demand. You can contact the Director of Sixth Form via email for the latest information, or download an application form from our website.
Mr Lane - Assistant Principal and Director of Sixth Form
Please click HERE to read the press release dated 14/03/18.
Cheltenham Ladies College 24.11.17
Our students had mock university interviews at Cheltenham Ladies College, great experience for them.
Gardening Society 24.11.17
Another great day gardening with the Gardening Society. The hard work will pay off in spring!
NEC Skills Show 16.11.17
Sixth Form Enrichment: great start on the herb bed! 18.10.17
Art discussion today with Steve Thompson as part of our Lecture Series. There was more than three of us, I promise. 17.10.17
DebateClub Great 6th Form
#Enrichment session. Sophistry free zone! 12.10.17
WyedeanSchool looking forward to being in the
#EU debate #Brexit @BristolUni @BritishCouncil @EuropeUnion @eTwinningUK @eTwinningEurope 05.10.17
Everest Challenge 21-07-17
Well done to those who took part in the Everest Challenge. You showed superb effort and raised £120 for Cancer Research. Mr Lane
Well done to all those who completed their TEFL qualification on Thursday! It was a great two days. We had 16 students who completed a rigorous two day course on Teaching English as a Foreign Language.
Retro Sports Day 14-07-17
Fantastic week with the new Year 12s. Retro sports day was a great way to end. Shame I lost the 50 sprint, badly. Next year maybe ...pic.twitter.com/2jlGZGolQx
Ambassadors' presentations 11-07-17
Wonderful presentations from the 6th Form Ambassador applicants, today. Great to have the new Year 12s voting. Lovely atmosphere.
Wyedean Mock Election Results
'Excellent' by Alps POSTED: 22-05-2017
Wyedean Sixth Form's reputation continues to grow thanks to confirmation that its A-level results over the past three years have been classed as 'Excellent' by Alps. Even more impressive are the most recent A Level successes, where results deemed as 'Outstanding' saw the school placed in the top 10% nationally for the years 2014/15 and 2015/16. The Alps accolade demonstrates the work ethic and diligence of staff and students at Wyedean Sixth Form over the past three years.
Many students are now studying at Russell Group universities, including Oxford, or higher level apprenticeships.
Crucial to the school's success has been getting the right students on the right courses. The school devotes impressive levels of time and resources on discussing students' strengths and aspirations before they enrol and guiding them towards the most appropriate courses. Wyedean also benefits from having a highly experienced and knowledgeable teaching staff who understand their courses inside out. This, combined with a great attitude from the students, has created a recipe for success.
Director of Sixth Form, Johnathan Lane, commented that, "At a time of educational uncertainty, especially in the local area, we are delighted to have received such positive news about our A-level results. This hasn't happened by accident. It's a combination of a highly skilled and knowledgeable subject staff delivering to an ambitious and dedicated student body."
As well as offering academic rigour, Wyedean Sixth Form is also keen to offer an enriching experience. Trips are run to Auschwitz and the UN; work shadowing is done in the summer term and extra-curricular clubs are run on Wednesday afternoons. Wyedean is currently taking steps to become a ‘World School’ in 2018 by offering the International Baccalaureate.
The oversubscribed school is still accepting applications for September 2017, but places on courses are limited due to high demand. You can contact the Director of Sixth Form via email for the latest information.
Johnathan Lane - Director of Sixth Form
Wyedean Results in Top 25% Nationally Posted: 04-04-2017
This spring we received our letter from Alps Data Analysis Service congratulating teachers and former students for our outstanding results over the past three years. Our results put us in the top 25% of schools nationally. Even more remarkable is the fact that our results over the past two years put us in the top 10%. Well done to all Sixth Form staff and students, past and present.
Assistant Principal and Director of Sixth Form
Wyedean Volunteering Group Posted: 16-12-2016
Wyedean's Volunteering Group were able to donate toys, books and clothes to Bristol Children's Hospital as a result of the kind thoughts and donations of the local community. The Sixth Form team presented staff with the items on Thursday 15 December, much to the delight of the children. They were grateful and surprised in equal measure. The students walked away feeling very satisfied with what they achieved and also grateful for the lives they enjoy.
Visit by Baroness Royall Posted: 25-11-2016
Our students were delighted to hear about the work of Baroness Royall in the House of Lords. The students asked excellent questions and learned a great deal about Brexit, the state of politics and the work of the Lords.
USW Visit. Posted: 25-11-2016
Thank you to Dr Lee Thomas, from the University of South Wales, for enlightening our students about advertising techniques and debates surrounding the subject. Very interesting.
"The Big Bean" grand opening Posted: 21-11-2016
We are pleased to announce the official opening of our Sixth Form café "The Big Bean". Well done to Ms Lewis and the Hospitality students for turning your vision into reality. We look forward to welcoming our new Year 12 students and making them a hot chocolate!