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Wyedean is an academic & nurturing global school committed to
World Class C21st learning for all. We aim to turn dreams into futures.


 

News & EVENTS

Keep abreast with all the News and Events happening in Wyedean Sixth Form. 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 Twitter Feed

July 14, 2020
We're absolutely delighted for Finlay in Year 12 who's just had his short story published on the University of Gloucestershire's website. Well done, Fin; great work!
July 13, 2020
Day 1 of online Sixth Form Induction and still smiling. Great day and looking forward to tomorrow.
June 26, 2020
I had the pleasure of seeing our amazing A-level Art class in action today. I can see why the arts are one of our specialisms. Talented students supported and challenged by great teachers

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Thank you to Aberystwyth University for sending one of our Sixth Formers, Olivia Gribble, this lovely card in praise of her personal statement. What a thoughtful thing to do. Well done, Olivia. The praise is certainly deserved. You've worked so hard. #aberystwythuniversity
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The annual sixth form Christmas quiz was a cracker. Well done to the Animals for a 4 point victory. Strong performances from Meg, Laura and Curtis pulled them through. Thank you to Ms Bishop for organising!
Great inter form netball match today. Cracking skills from Alfie, Tagi and Sky in particular.
Last Accelerated Reader session before Christmas. Well done Year 7 and 12. Fantastic effort.
We're all looking forward to our new 'Futures' study room becoming wired in on Monday. Thank you Mrs Williams for making this happen!
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Delicious Christmas dinner - organised, cooked and served by our talented Year 12 Hospitality group. Well done everyone!

 

2 December 2019

Nice to have a moment to update our sixth form destinations display. Proud of our alumni students and all of their achievements .

We had a great evening at the Dean Academy Career Fair. The staff made us feel really welcome and met lots of lovely students. We look forward to seeing them at Sixth Form Open Evening on the 12th of December.

13 November 2019

This week saw the end of our termly enrichment cycle. From debating to gardening to developing employability and leadership skills. Thank you to all our passionate tutors and guest speakers for making this happen.

22 October 2019

Well done Level 2 Sports Leaders. Excellent sessions this morning

22 October 2019

STEM in action. Students in year 12 have been designing paper helicopters with minor adaptations for experiment. Thought-provoking session run by Andy Forbes from Dyson.

22 October 2019

Whats your most effective place to study? Organisation & Time Management workshop delivered by Ceri.

22  October 2019

Fantastic debate on euthanasia from the debating society today. Very interesting and well researched, everyone.

16 October 2019

Looking forward to kicking off the Autumn term with our students on the Access to Bristol course.  @ChooseBristolUG

Fantastic turnout this evening for our Oxbridge talk from Somerville College, Oxford. It was a great source of support for students (and their parents) wishing to apply to elite universities.

15 October 2019

Wyedean Art & Design @Wyedean_Art Oct 15

 

 

Wyedean School and Sixth Form Centre Continues to Excel in Mathematics and Technology

Wyedean School is celebrating once more with a strong set of results in both A level and BTEC qualifications. The results are a testament to the hard work of our student body and the tireless efforts of our experienced and supportive teaching staff and sixth form academic support team. We are proud of our strong relationships with parents, carers and the wider community and these results reflect our team ethos and determination to achieve the very best for our students.

Maths and Technology subjects have continued to excel with 60% of students studying Maths at Wyedean achieving an A*-B grade. We could not be more proud of our history of excellence in this area which has been further evidenced by record numbers of our students choosing to study Maths, Computing, Cyber or ICT university courses next year. Our unrivalled broad curriculum has seen successes in both traditional and vocational courses with 57% of our BTEC students achieving an A*-A equivalent grade and students in the humanities subjects achieving 72% A*-B.

Director of Sixth Form and Assistant Principal, Jonathan Lane said, “Our Sixth Formers have made a lasting impression on our school. Their superb contribution to our community through their extra-curricular work and volunteering has now been enhanced by their outstanding results. This is a fitting end to a fantastic year. Congratulations to everyone involved in this tremendous achievement. Students who deserve particular praise for an outstanding set of results are:

Carlie Bailey A*A*AC, Matthew Blore A*ABC, Tom Blore A*A*ACC , Declan Boyle: A*A*AA, Anna Brown AAA, Wesley Brown A*AB, Matthew Corney D*AA, Lewis Morgan D*AB”

Principal, Gwennan Jeremiah said, “It is fantastic to celebrate the remarkable achievements of our young people and to witness their learning and self-fulfilment as they have progressed in their schooling. At Wyedean, we pride ourselves in providing a diverse and broad range of qualifications which best meet the needs of every student; when better to see this than on results day where we can share successes, support our students and wish them well for their future aspirations, careers and university choices.”

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Anna Brown, Will James, Lewis Morgan, Stuart Bruton and Carlie Bailey                 

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Thomas Blore, Matthew Corney, Declan Boyle and Matthew Blore

 

Work Experience  2019

 With social mobility in our local area remaining static compared to other parts of the country, it was inspiring to see students at Wyedean school use their work experience week to boost their future career prospects. The school’s priority this year has been to improve students’ social capital and employability by connecting them to industry leaders and local professionals.

The students gained some extraordinary experiences. Ben Pisacane worked at BEX Media in Gloucester where he worked with their latest drone filming technology, while Izzie Adams produced illustrations for an app at Sugar Creative. Politics student Alicia Morgan secured a placement in Westminster alongside her local MP and budding corporate accountant, Cameron Williams, worked hard to secure a place Deloittes.

Future medics, Henry Williams and James Philips had a taste of life on the frontline of the NHS. James spent several days with a senior GP who checks everything is in order before a body is cremated, so he spent time in a morgue and crematorium as well as the surgery. Henry spent time with NHS physiotherapists and also sports physiotherapists who were treating Team GB Paralympic athletes. Henry said. ‘It was an incredible privilege to work with both teams and it has confirmed that this is the path I want to take in the future.’

It was fantastic to hear that students had made the social connections that will help them progress after their A-levels. Maya Tyrrell joined a networking society for young planning consultants while Ellis Kirton made connections at EFL, an engineering company in South Wales.

The school’s reputation as a Cyber Security Hub School was re-inforced by Tom Carter and Shay Wearden’s experience at Cyber Security Associates as well as Kara Dummett, Dan Creber and Jake Andrews who worked at Deep 3. None of these students can divulge the nature of their work! Tom said, ‘Work experience in this field helps you connect the dots between learning in the classroom and the reality of working in the industry. It’s definitely encouraged me to pursue a career in cyber.’

As the county faces the prospect of an aging population, it is heartening to hear that young people in the Forest of Dean and Monmouthshire are developing the skills and social connections to grow a thriving economy in our local community. We look forward to seeing these students’ experiences bearing fruit in the future.