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Wyke Sixth Form College

2013 Full Inspection Report
What does the provider need to do to improve further?
  • Improve teaching, learning and assessment across all provision by ensuring that all teachers develop a wider range of learning strategies that fully engage students and promote their independent learning skills. Share the college’s best practice to develop all teachers’ skills and to raise standards of teaching, learning and assessment from good to outstanding.
  • Tackle the remaining underperformance in the few weaker subjects and in doing so increase the proportion of higher grades at GCE A level so that they exceed national benchmarks. Share the best practice within the college to allow more rapid improvement in these areas so that all students benefit from high-quality lessons that enable them to make the progress needed to achieve their potential.
  • Ensure quality assurance systems are applied consistently in all subject areas to tackle underperformance and enable high-quality delivery across all college provision. Make sure that the lesson observation system always indicates what teachers need to do to improve and is linked to both the appraisal process and staff training and development.
  • Provide further development opportunities to help teachers to promote equality and diversity successfully in their lessons so that students develop a wider and deeper understanding of these issues. Use the lesson observation system more effectively to monitor how this aspect of teaching and learning is being developed.

2008 Full Inspection Report
Areas for improvement

The college should address:

  • low retention at level 3
  • weak aspects of the mathematics provision
  • the rigour in action planning for improvement.

2005 Re-Inspection Report
Areas for improvement
  • Students’ achievements
  • The quality of teaching and learning
  • The effectiveness of the support given to students
  • Rigour and thoroughness of self assessment
  • Schemes of work and lesson planning

2003 Full Inspection Report
What should be improved 
  • retention rates on GCE Advanced Subsidiary (AS) courses
  • the underachievement of students on GCE AS courses
  • high-grade pass rates on GCSE courses
  • curriculum management
  • self-assessment, quality assurance and monitoring of performance
  • schemes of work and lesson planning
  • the identification of students' learning needs at level 3
  • the quality of students' action planning to help them to improve their performance
  • general classroom accommodation.

Report Recommendations