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The Cardinal Wiseman Catholic School

The Cardinal Wiseman Catholic School

Sixth Form

Sixth Form Open Evening

The Sixth Form Open Evening will take place on Thursday, 8th November 2018. It will start promptly at 6pm and finish by 8pm. This evening will be an opportunity to find out about the changes to A Levels, the courses that we offer and the great provision we have in place to support every young person who attends this Sixth Form. This summer, the progress our students made at A Level was excellent (well inside top 10% nationally), with 33% achieving A*-A grades and 70% A*-B. We were delighted to see so many of them being offered places at top universities around the country. 100% of students achieved A*-E. These results support the ‘Outstanding’ grade awarded to the Sixth Form by OFSTED in 2018.
The evening will start with a presentation led by the Headteacher, Mr Kiely at 'Our Lady of the Visitation Church' (next door to the school) at 6pm, followed by Mr Hickman, Senior Assistant Headteacher (Director of Sixth Form) who will give details about the application process. After this, students and parents will be able to visit departments and talk to teachers about the A Level and BTEC subjects we offer. There will also be an opportunity to see the Sixth Form facilities as well as obtain careers/connexions advice. All students should be accompanied by their parents/carers. Our own Year 11 students should wear school uniform on this evening. Prospectuses and application forms will be available on the night.

Open mornings:

We have two open mornings (9.30 – 11.30am) where external applicants are invited to come and see the Sixth Form during the school day:

  • Monday 12th and Tuesday 13th November - by appointment only.

Please contact the Sixth Form Administrator, Mrs Durkin on 0208 575 8222 Ext 428 or email:

We have a wonderful Sixth Form and we look forward to sharing this with you!


Sixth Form

The Cardinal Wiseman Sixth Form is a vibrant and distinct learning community. We are committed to providing the highest standards of teaching and learning within a strong academic environment. We believe in maximising our students’ potential through effective guidance and support and by providing a range of opportunities to equip our young people with the skills and knowledge to succeed in the 21st Century.

We are very proud of our Sixth Form and Ofsted in our most recent inspection (July 2018) recognised this: ‘The sixth-form provision is outstanding. Students are supported effectively to achieve their best.’ Ofsted also commented that, ‘Students who join the school at the start of Year 12 are effusive about the welcome they receive from students and the induction and support they get from staff. Parents also support this view.’

Many of our students now attend Russell Group universities, including Oxford and Cambridge. We offer a strong combination of learning and social facilities to ensure students are well catered for.

We have three distinct learning pathways: accelerated, academic and vocational. These pathways ensure that students of all abilities are studying appropriate courses where they will succeed in. We have high quality, modern sixth form facilities which have enhanced the learning experiences of our students considerably.

We offer ‘a broad, holistic education for students of a very high quality’ and our special community has been recognised by Ofsted 2018: ‘[The Sixth Form]… forges new relationships with business and industry and develop new progression pathways for students.’

Follow the link for exam results 2018