Car­di­nal Wise­man opens its doors

Coventry Telegraph - - LEARNING ZONE - By DAVID WHINYATES

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.

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