(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
(19/9/2016) Cardinal Wiseman students were very privileged to be able to join in the One Thousand Years of Coventry Heritage celebrations, marking 1000 years since the destruction of the Convent of St. Osburga by the Vikings in 1016. On Friday 9th September Lily, Benedicte and Wendy joined the celebrations which started at Broadgate with a procession of representatives from several primary
(26/8/2016) BEST RESULTS EVER – Best A Level results in the City and best ever GCSE results. Today over 200 students at Cardinal Wiseman School joined the celebration with their A level peers as they received the best GCSE results ever achieved by the school. An impressive 62% of students from all backgrounds, some of whom have only arrived in the
(22/8/2016) We are celebrating our best ever A Level results with 35% of students achieving A*/A and 62% achieving A*-B grades in year 13! At BTEC 58% of BTECs were passed at Distinction* or Distinction in Year 13 and 85% at Distinction*-Merit level. Congratulations to all sixth formers on excellent exam results! These are our best results ever and show what
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