Woodside High School students’ excellent achievements
Woodside students achieved an impressive 40 Grade 9s, 60 Grade 8s and 22 A*s in this year’s GCSE examinations. A fifth of students at Woodside were awarded top marks, with 20% of all grades achieved at 7, 8 or 9.
Exceptional results include those by Maha Anwar-Choudhury, Gertrude Kolomiychenko-Ozetem, Salim Ahmed, Kevin Fernandez Montoya and Amina Aden who achieved 8 A**-A (grade 7+) grades. 56% of students achieved A* - C (Grade 4+) grades including English and Maths.
With 30% of the year group achieving a minimum of one A* (grade 7+), Woodside students have once again demonstrated why, in its most recent inspection by OFSTED, Woodside High was judged to be outstanding.
Left to right: Tahsin (4 Grade 8s, 1 Grade A, 2 Grade 7, 1 Grade 6), Amina (4 Grade 9s, 1 Grade 8, 3 Grade 7s, 1B), Salim (1 Grade 9, 3 Grade 8, 4 Grade 7, 1 Grade 6), Maha (7 Grade 9s and 2 Grade 8s), George (2 Grade 9s, 3 Grade 8s, 1 Grade 7, 1 Grade B, 2 Grade 5s)
In addition to our successful results across the board there are many outstanding individual success stories. Cristina Stanescu, for example, joined Woodside High towards the end of Year 10 having moved to the UK from Romania. Despite speaking very little English, a year later she has achieved 7 GCSEs, including four grade 7s, two grade 6s and an outstanding Grade 9 in Spanish. “All my teachers at Woodside High have been so supportive and given me extra help. All the staff and students made me feel at home here and helped me to do well.” Cristina Stanescu.
“I am incredibly proud of our students’ outstanding progress and achievements. Our students’ results are a testament to their hard work and commitment, as well as the dedication of all at Woodside High School – students, parents and carers, staff and governors. My heartfelt thanks and congratulations to all.”
Ms G. Robinson, Headteacher, Woodside High School
"I am so happy and very relieved! I could not have done this without the support of my teachers and my family who have supported and inspired me throughout.” Kevin Fernandez Montoya, Woodside High School
“I’m so pleased with my results – I worked really hard and tried to take full advantage of all the additional support offered to me at my school. It was tough but because of the help I received from my teachers it all paid off.” Salim Ahmed, Woodside High School
"I’m over the moon about my results. It has definitely been a lot of work and I am really glad it was all worth it.” Amina Aden, Woodside High School
Student destinations 2017-2018
Monitoring and Evaluation
The CEIAG team meet on a regular basis to develop, monitor and evaluate CEAIG across the school.
Woodside High School’s progress towards achieving the Gatsby Benchmarks is evaluated using the online Compass tool (as recommended in Careers guidance and access for education and training providers Jan 2018). This is carried out on an annual basis by the Careers Leader. The CEIAG development plan is based upon the outcomes of the Compass audit.
Provision is also monitored through regular feedback from students, parents/carers, staff, governors and our partners. This feedback is collected through questionnaires and forms at the end of each year. This is analysed by the Careers Leader with actions fed back to staff. Key action points are also included in the annual CEIAG development plan.
External provision is monitored and evaluated through the school’s quality assurance procedures including observations, student/staff/parents&carers feedback at the end of each event. This is analysed by the Careers Leader with actions fed back to staff via CEIAG team meetings. Key action points are also included in the annual CEIAG development plan.
The effectiveness of our careers guidance will be reflected in the higher numbers of students progressing to positive destinations such as apprenticeships, technical routes, sixth form colleges, further education colleges, or employment. Destination data is used to assess how successfully students make the transition into the next stage of education or training, or into employment and to inform future CEIAG provision. This is analysed by the Careers Leader with key trends and actions fed back to SLT and Governors. A designated governor has responsibility for overseeing the quality of careers guidance.
The CEIAG policy is reviewed on an annual basis by the Careers Leader. This is ratified by the Headteacher and Governors.