(17/10/2016) In October Year 12 students participated in a debating competition as part of Coventry’s Local Democracy Week. They had to oppose the motion “The House believes that the use of mobile phones should be encouraged in schools”. The students presented their argument eloquently and responded to the questions from the floor with skill and confidence. They also had the opportunity
(17/10/2016) On Friday 30th September the schools in the Romero partnership gathered together for a Mass to celebrate the first year anniversary of becoming a Multi-Academy. The celebration was at St. Patrick’s RC Church and it is the second time the schools have been represented together for Mass. Last year at our inauguration Mass we were given a plain cross to
(10/10/2016) In October all schools from the Romero Academy met at Cardinal Wiseman School to take part in the annual Smart Schools Council Training. The day was an opportunity to come together as an academy and to allow our student councils to discuss how we as a community and student body can make a difference to our schools, as well as
(28/9/2016) Exceptional students off to Cambridge University supported by OCR bursary Ten talented West Midlands students who are about to begin studies at the University of Cambridge have been awarded bursaries of £3,000 per year by leading UK exam board OCR. The students, who studied A Levels at schools and colleges in Birmingham, Coventry, Leamington Spa, Shrewsbury, Stourbridge, Tamworth, Worcester and
(25/9/2016) Achieving Excellence Congratulations to our gold students of the year now moving into year 11. Their achievements span three or more aspects of progress, attainment, motivation, attendance and behaviour. They are outstanding role models for their peers and younger students. Special mention goes to Marianne Taho and Matthew Debra who achieved deputy students of the year, and for meeting all
After half term we will inevitably be facing colder weather. This is a polite reminder that the school uniform stupulates a school jumper (not a hoodie or non-hooded sports wear) under the blazer. A dark coloured outside coat may be worn to and from school.
Welcome to Cardinal Wiseman Catholic School; a member of the Romero Academy in Coventry. It is the patron of our School, Cardinal Nicholas Wiseman, who has a coat of arms which every student wears proudly as a badge on their blazer. The motto of the badge ‘Omnia pro Christo’ means ‘All things for Christ’ and therefore faith is at the heart of everything we do and the reason why we have high expectations of ourselves.
Every member of staff is committed and passionate about their work, providing opportunities academically and pastorally for our students to achieve their best and become confident and independent young men and women.
Our curriculum is carefully designed to meet the needs of all our students with an excellent range of options both at GCSE and A level. Students enjoy school and appreciate its strong community of care and guidance provided to support their personal developments. Examinations are important, but we also seek to provide enrichment opportunities such as educational visits, special curriculum days, sporting activities – all within a framework of continuous spiritual growth.
As a past pupil of Cardinal Wiseman School, I appreciate that dedicated staff alone cannot achieve student success. The staff provides guidance, but each student must strive by their determined efforts to achieve high standards of education, as Archbishop Oscar Romero reminds us all ‘aspire not to have more but to be more’.
In 2016 our hard working students produced the best ever GCSE and A level results at the school. At A level 35% of students gained an A*-A and 62% achieved A*-B in Year 13. Our sixth form students who completed a Level 3 vocational course achieved 58% Distinction* or Distinction and 85% Distinction* – Merit. The GCSE results have increased to 62.2% A* -C Maths and English. 80% of Year 11 students achieved grade C or above in English with 66% achieving a grade C or above in Maths; a testament to the relentless concentration on each individual student’s needs and closely working with parents and carers in meeting these needs to ensure success.
Success at GCSE and A level begins from the first day the student enters the school at 11 years of age and not just the examination.
Our website offers a glimpse of life at Cardinal Wiseman and provides a wealth of information to support our students and their parents/carers.
I look forward to meeting you at our Open Evening and Parents’ Evening.
Angela Whelan OBE