Cardinal Wiseman opens its doors
CARDINAL Wiseman Catholic Sixth Form is celebrating achieving some of the best A-level results in Coventry in 2018 – continuing its trend as one of the city’s top performing schools.
It was the fourth most successful school for A-level results this year and is now inviting young people and their families to find out more about the range of courses it offers at an open evening this month.
The event is being held on Thursday, October 18, from 5pm to 7pm and will give visitors the opportunity to speak to staff and students about the wide variety of learning options available, including both A-level and BTEC courses.
There will also be information about the sixth form’s new Cardinal Wiseman Sports Academy which has been launched in conjunction with the Strachan Football Foundation.
The football programme offers both A-level and BTEC options, and students are taught the skills to progress to a career in the sports, health and leisure industries or go on to higher education.
It is being led by former Coventry City Academy director, George Mackie, of the Strachan Football Foundation, alongside head of PE at Cardinal Wiseman and exprofessional football player Howard Forrinton.
The open evening will see former Cardinal Wiseman pupil Ashling Mulvaney, global head of sustainability strategy and Healthy Heart Africa at AstraZeneca pharmaceuticals, speak about her time at the school and her successful career that followed.
Visitors will be able to take a look at the dedicated sixth form centre and hear more about the range of benefits offered to students, including a Chromebook for every student which can be used to complete work during their time at the school.
Cardinal Wiseman Catholic Sixth Form, which is part of the Romero Catholic Academy, prides itself on being a place where students can build on their existing skills, learn new ones and feel prepared for whatever life has to offer.
The sixth form provides an enrichment programme which helps to develop students’ employability skills for life beyond sixth form, helping them stand out from the crowd when applying for university, apprenticeships or employment.
There are regular visits from employers as well as opportunities for students to visit a range of universities, including Oxbridge institutes.
Richard Kingshott, head of sixth form, said: “We pride ourselves on being one of the highest achieving sixth forms in the city and strive to provide our students with a highquality education supported by dedicated staff members.
“We are extremely proud of our new sports academy and our links with the Strachan Football Foundation, which will have many benefits for our students.
“We look to enrich the lives of our students outside of school, providing a variety of opportunities including charitable trips to Malawi which take place every year to support those less fortunate.
“I look forward to welcoming families to our open evening to find out more about the range of learning options available at our sixth form.”
The open evening is open to anyone wishing to find out more information about Cardinal Wiseman Catholic Sixth Form and booking is not required.
Successful Cardinal Wiseman students with their exam results.