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  • Welcome to Post 16

    date posted: 03/09/20

    There are many reasons to study with us, but here are our top ten reasons to choose Cardinal Newman...


    1. WE PUT YOU FIRST

    Our team of subject teachers alongside our pastoral team will help you to choose the programme of study that gets you where you want to go. It’s your life and we are here to help you achieve your goals. Our Open Evening, Taster days and individual one to one interviews will help you and to get some pathways ideas and talk through the options available to you. At every stage we are here to listen, advise and support your choices.

    2. YOUR OPINION IS IMPORTANT

    At Cardinal Newman we will encourage you to voice your opinions both as a leader within your tutorial group, within the school council or through the Senior Student Leadership Team. These opportunities will develop and refine your skills and can be transferred into success within interviews and presentations and work in later life.

    3. WE SUPPORT YOU FULLY

    We don’t want anything to be an obstacle between you and your ambitions. If you’re having trouble managing your time, need guidance on writing essays or revision we’ll make sure you get the right support. Our excellent pastoral support team will ensure you have someone to talk through any issues you may experience and will help support you to overcome them successfully.


    4. EXCELLENT FACILITIES

    Students at Cardinal Newman enjoy their own sixth form centre comprising of a spacious common room with fully equipped kitchen and a designated sixth form lecture theatre. Sixth form students have privileged access to the library and have their own separate, well resourced Post 16 section. Students are able to borrow laptops for use during the day or to take home to use in the evening or at weekends. All of our students have access to Coventry University library which is open 24
    hours a day!

    5. WE HELP YOU TAKE YOUR NEXT STEP

    Whatever you hope to do after sixth form our team of tutors will help you to get there. We value highly the individual advice and guidance that is offered to all of our students from our own staff and other specialist professionals. Our team provide expert guidance in UCAS preparation, choosing apprenticeships, employment or a gap year experience.

    6. QUALITY TEACHING

    Ofsted stated that teaching is consistently challenging and well planned. They also state: ‘Students are highly positive about the sixth form provision—particularly the teaching and the excellent support and guidance offered.’

    7. WE KEEP YOU WELL INFORMED

    You will be kept up to date with your progress in line with your target expectations. We provide regular reports, consultation evenings and information evenings where we keep you and your parents or carers informed about how you are doing, and how you can best be supported in your studies.

    8. ENRICHMENT PROGRAMME

    Our enrichment programme is at flagship standard. We offer excellent opportunities for you to try new things, and develop interests and skills. You could also take part in a wide range of university summer schools, undertake work experience placements, compete in a variety of public speaking and subject based competitions. You could take part in our sports leadership programme, support the school’s chaplaincy team or take part in a wide range of charity fundraising events. Many of our students successfully undertake Duke of Edinburgh Gold.

    9. CHOICE

    We offer you an extensive range of pathways including A Level and BTEC at Level 3 as well as a combined Level 2 course that includes: BTEC, GCSE and a work experience placement. At your interview we will discuss your ambitions and put together the best programme of study to suit you.

    10. WORK EXPERIENCE

    At Cardinal Newman you will be encouraged to undertake work experience to help develop your interests and skills. In addition to a work placement week in the summer term, students arrange for on going work placements in their free time. Students have enjoyed a wide range of experiences including: hospital placements, shadowing medical practitioners and solicitors, working in Whitehall and KPMG, primary school experience and journalist placements.

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    date posted: 03/09/20
  • Summer Holiday Breakfast Club 2020

    date posted: 06/08/20
  • ATC Parent and Community Flyer

    date posted: 28/01/20
  • Just Giving

    date posted: 21/01/20
  • Lewis Powney

    date posted: 14/10/19
    Lewis is studying Mechanical Engineering at The University of Nottingham.
  • Welcome to Post 16

    date posted: 09/10/19
    There are many reasons to study with us, but here are our top ten reasons to choose Cardinal Newman.
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    date posted: 22/03/18

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