Becoming Wise

The Becoming Wise curriculum is a brand new approach to teaching and learning in Year 7 at Cardinal Wiseman.

Rather than studying 2 lessons of History, Geography and RE per week, the pupils have a more intensive programme of lessons in these subjects. They spend 8-9 weeks with their Becoming Wise teacher, before rotating onto the next subject. Dr Beavan (Geography), Mrs Buckle (History), Miss McMenamin (RE) and Miss Kelly (Communications) teach 8 lessons per week to Year 7 and are therefore getting to know the pupils very well, forming strong bonds with them and helping them to progress with their learning. A big focus for the Enquire team is the development of the pupils’ literacy skills, and all pupils are encouraged to continuously develop their reading, writing and oral communication.