GCSE celebration time at Coventry's Cardinal Wiseman Catholic School - The Coventry Observer

12th Aug, 2022

GCSE celebration time at Coventry's Cardinal Wiseman Catholic School

Sarah Mason 12th Aug, 2021

STUDENTS at Coventry’s Cardinal Wiseman Catholic School have been celebrating some fantastic GCSE results which were revealed earlier today.

Among the individual success stories were Student Voice Team Leader Madison Stafford who achieved six grade 9s and three grade 8s and will now stay on at the sixth form to study chemistry, biology, maths and history.

She said: “I’m really pleased with my results – I’ve worked very hard to achieve these and have been supported by every single one of my teachers, I appreciate them all so much.

“I’m really enjoying my role as Student Voice Team Leader which gives me the opportunity to gather student opinions about the school and look to make changes on their behalf, and I look forward to continuing this role in sixth form.

“I’m really looking forward to A Levels – I hope to go into a career in science which influenced my choices.”

Venice Nana achieved three grade 9s, four grade 8s and two grade 7s and is going on to take biology, chemistry, psychology and core maths at sixth form.

She said: “I’m happy with my results, I never expected to achieve these grades.

“I’ve had a really enjoyable experience at Cardinal Wiseman – the teachers were fantastic and were always there to offer support. I’m really looking forward to studying at A Level. I hope to go into a career in medicine so selected my subjects based on this.”

Andrew Pulikkan achieved four grade 9s, two grade 8s, two grade 7s and one grade 6 and is going on to study maths and chemistry at sixth form, along with computer science.

He said: “I’m happy with my results – I did really well in my sciences which I’m very pleased with. The teachers were incredibly supportive and provided us with everything we needed to succeed.

“I’m now looking forward to the challenge of studying at A Level and hope to eventually go into cyber security or AI. Computer science in general is expanding, so I expect there will be a range of careers in the industry.”

Karolina Drozd achieved five grade 9s, four grade 8s and one grade 7 and is going on to study Games Art and Design at Leamington College.

She said: “I was really shocked at my results and never expected to achieve such high marks. I’ve really enjoyed my time at Cardinal Wiseman, the teachers are supportive and my whole journey has been very positive.

“I decided to go on to study games art and design at college as I want to go into game concept art or game 3D animation as it’s a growing industry so would be a great career path to take.”

Richard Kingshott, Assistant Principal and Head of Sixth Form at Cardinal Wiseman Catholic School, said: “We would like to congratulate all of our Year 11 students on their results, we are extremely proud of each and every one of them.

“At Cardinal Wiseman Catholic School, we strive to provide our students with a ‘Compass for Life’, the points of the compass being represented by the four values of knowledge, ambition, respect, and resilience.

“Despite the challenges they have encountered, our Year 11 students never lost sight of their personal goals and continued to demonstrate these core values, and today’s achievements recognise all of their hard work.”

Principal Matthew Everett added: “Our Year 11 students have shown maturity and determination to achieve success and be the very best they can be.

“We are very excited that an increased number of our Year 11 students wish to remain as students at Cardinal Wiseman, and we look forward to their future achievements studying level 3 qualifications at our Sixth Form.”

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