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Welcome to Cardinal Wiseman Catholic School and Language College

Message from the Head Teacher

On behalf of staff and governors welcome to Cardinal Wiseman Catholic School and Language College. We aim to provide a safe and secure learning environment rooted in Christian values where you child will be happy.

Above all we want to provide every opportunity for your child to develop their talents. Everybody can be good at something whether in lessons or in the unique range of activities offered at Cardinal Wiseman.

All of the staff pride themselves on the support that is offered to help your child to develop the self discipline needed to excel in their class work. We are constantly looking for new ways to engage the children and to help them to aim for the best that they can do.

There are an exciting range of local and international links to help pupils to aim for the best so that, whether they leave school at 16 or 18, qualifications combined with excellent curriculum experiences give them a head start with their career.
We are proud of our Catholic school and its growing links with the Catholic community in the area. Christ is placed at the centre of all we do through the prayer life of the school, charity work and the teaching of Christian values.

We recognise that the individual pupil has worth and deserves respect. Therefore we expect all pupils to treat each other and adults in school with respect. As a community we expect everybody to show tolerance and care for each other.

Mrs Helen Knight, Head Teacher

About us

 Cardinal Wiseman’s Sixth Form is a dynamic place to be. Our students study for a multitude of courses including A-Levels, BTEC’s and NVQs. Sixth Form students have their own purpose built area,  which includes  a kitchen area with comfortable chairs, tea and coffee making facilities.

In addition to this students embark on an extra curricular journey which includes the voluntary work within and outside of school, an opportunity to be a school ambassador with our linked schools in Africa (10 sixth form students each year are selected to travel to Malawi to work with schools on a feeding and health programme and also to deliver lessons)

Students are encouraged to join the Sixth Form Council so that their voice is heard and that they have ownership over their Sixth Form space. In addition we have an active sixth form committee that arranges trips and visits for you.

 Our chosen Sixth Form charity this year is Zoe's place and Macmillan Cancer Support and the fundrasing target we have set ourselves is a £1000.

We firmly believe that students who are highly motivated should be recognised for their achievements. If students are working hard they can claim a 'duvet morning' where they work from home one day a week. In addition to this we run a number of reward experiences to say well done, previous activities have been Ice Skating in Hyde Park, a tour of Wembley Stadium and numerous West End Shows including Wicked and the Lion King. To be selected you need to show that you are working hard in all of your subjects.

We also have excellent links with local universities and every year; year 12 students attend a local university to look at student life.

Here are some quotes from current students:

'There are supportive subject teachers who we have good relationships with’ 

‘It’s a supportive environment where you can comfortably learn and socialise’

‘Everyone mixes together’

‘Studying here has led to better prospects in life’

‘Comfortable Sixth Form area’


Entry Requirements:

To study A Levels you will need to achieve 5 B grades at GCSE including English at grade B and Maths a grade C.
To study vocational qualifications you will need to achieve 5 grade Cs at GCSE including a C in English and Maths.
To study at level 2 you will need to achieve 5 E grades at GCSE including English and Maths


Facilities available

The library and learning resource centre is open from 8.30-4.00 and has ICT facilities, Internet access and support staff. Post 16 students have sole use of this facility from between 8.30-12.10pm

A state of the art fitness suite that sixth form students can use before and after school.

 A large sixth form centre with:

Food and drink facilities and a kitchen with a microwave, coffee machine, fridge freezer.


Additional support

You have access to a learning mentor during your time with us. If you are struggling with the workload you will meet your learning mentor once a week to go over subjects you need help with, they will hekp you manage your time effectively and develop skills needed to be successful at level 3.
Your tutor will also give you support if you need it, during registration time.
In your morning non contact lessons you are required to book into the sixth form study centre and complete your independent work.

Learner success

Post 16 students at Cardinal Wiseman achieve excellent results, all students who wanted to go to university did so. Many students have gone on to study at the Russell Group Universities including Warwick, York,  Imperial and London School of Economics.


We achieved the best AS results in the city of Coventry in 2015.

Number of pupils in sixth form: 250

How to apply

If you want to apply for courses, you will need to contact Cardinal Wiseman Catholic School and Language College directly.

Last updated date: 14 December 2016
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