A Levels Success at Cardinal Wiseman
Cardinal Wiseman Catholic School is celebrating another year of excellent A-Level results, with many students progressing to their university of choice.
The school has seen an increase of 21 per cent in the number of examination entries this year following the recent growth of the sixth form, but has still maintained its impressive attainment record, with 49 per cent of students in Year 13 achieving A*-B grades.
The percentage of students achieving the top grades of A*-A also increased from last year to 23 per cent.
Principal Tom Leverage said: “This year’s results are particularly pleasing as students have been successful in both vocational and A level routes, with a 100 per cent pass rate in the Year 13 vocational subjects and 99 per cent pass rate for A levels.
“We are delighted for our students. The results are a culmination of several years of hard work and we would like to take this opportunity to congratulate each and every one of our students and wish them every success in the future.”
Cardinal Wiseman Catholic School, part of the Romero Catholic Academy, offers a wide range of academic and vocational subjects which prepare students to go on to university, further education or high-quality apprenticeships.
This offer is expanding next academic year to include the new Football Academy in partnership with the Strachan Football Foundation which will offer sports BTEC courses.
The recent growth of the sixth form has resulted in the substantial investment in building a new state of the art sixth form centre.
As well as offering a range of new courses, the school has also partnered with C-Learning, one of Google’s UK premier partners, to provide a 1:1 laptop programme for all sixth formers from September 2018.
Tom added: “We believe that innovation is necessary to ensure that our sixth formers have the widest possible skill-set to prepare them for today’s workplace.
“There is no better way of doing this than providing access to a cutting edge platform such as Google Education to ensure they are equipped for employment in the 21st century regardless of whether they are studying drama, maths or languages.”
Individual success stories include:
Tobi Henry, who achieved three A grades in maths, chemistry and physics, is going on to study chemistry at the University of Birmingham.
He said: “I’m really pleased with my results, I didn’t expect to achieve such high grades but I’m very proud of myself. I’ve really enjoyed my time at Cardinal Wiseman, the work has been tough but it’s got me to where I am today.
“I’m now looking forward to going on to university to broaden my knowledge even further.”
Bethany King (right), who achieved three A grades in economics, physics and maths, is going on to study economics at the University of Manchester.
She said: “I’m so happy with my grades and was really shocked to get all As. Cardinal Wiseman has been excellent, I’ve been able to meet so many people and had the opportunity to go to Malawi.
“I’m now really looking forward to moving to Manchester and meeting even more new people and experiencing living in a whole new city.”
Lucy Mangan (left), who achieved one A* and two A grades in maths, further maths and economics, is going on to study maths at the University of Bath.
She said: “I’m really happy with my grades and am so happy to get into my first choice university. You really can’t fault Cardinal Wiseman, all of the teachers have been supportive and I’ve made some amazing friends.”
Jack Winiarski, who achieved two As and one B grade in history, geography and psychology, is going on to study history at Loughborough University.
He said: “I’m really happy with my grades – I’m particularly surprised with geography. Cardinal Wiseman is a really diverse school which introduces you to different ideas and cultures which has been great. Now I can’t wait to go to university and experience campus life.”
Chris Fernandez, who achieved Distinction*, A and B grades in media, product design and psychology, is going on to study film at the University of Westminster.
He said: “I’m chuffed with my results, I was particularly surprised with psychology. I wouldn’t have been able to achieve these grades if it wasn’t for the teachers’ passion for teaching and their understanding of me as an individual.
“Doing media has enabled me to create my own film, a movie musical, This City of Mine, in the style of La La Land and The Greatest Showman set in a modern Coventry. I’m currently in the production phase with a professional film crew which is incredible. I’m now looking forward to university and delving more into the theory of film making, refining my craft and developing my own visual style.”