Woodside High School students’ record-breaking achievements
Woodside High School students have achieved outstanding results in this year’s GCSE examinations, with 75% of students gaining 5 A*C grades including English and Maths. This is an incredible 31% rise from last year’s GCSE results -the highest results in the school’s history. Woodside students have once again demonstrated why, in its most recent inspection by OFSTED (January 2014), Woodside High was judged to be outstanding.
“We are enormously proud of our students’ outstanding progress and accomplishments, achieved through hard work and commitment. The students’ results are a testament to the dedication of all at Woodside High School – students, parents and carers, staff and governors. Our thanks and congratulations to all.”
Ms G. Robinson and Ms E. Mc Elligott, Co-Headteachers, Woodside High School
Left to right: Cllr Claire Kober, Leader of Haringey Council, with Bedriye (5As, 4Bs, 2Cs), Alice (6A*s, 4As, 1C), Declan (7As, 2Bs, 1C), Cristina (2A*s, 3As, 4Bs, 2Cs) and Caner (1A*, 4As, 5Bs, 1C)
Leader of Haringey Council, Claire Kober said: “The 30 per cent rise in GCSE results over the last year is an incredible achievement by students and staff at Woodside High School. These are brilliant GCSE results and I’m incredibly proud to have such a high achieving school in Haringey!”
Declan Kesington who achieved seven A grades and two B grades will be going to Woodhouse College to study English, Maths, Economics and Philosophy at A-Level. He would like to go to university and then pursue a career in the property industry.
Declan said: “I believe that you get out what you put in. I am very thankful to all of my teachers and all of the staff who helped me.”
Alice Huang who was the school’s highest achieving student with 6A* and 4A grades will be attending Woodhouse College to study Biology, Chemistry, Maths and Italian at A-Level. She would like to go to a Russell Group University and pursue a career in haematology when she is older.
Alice said: “I wasn't expecting to achieve such high grades and I am so thankful for all the support that I received from all of the staff at Woodside High, who really enabled me to succeed.”
Scarlett Ozetem-Kolomiychenko who achieved five A* grades and 4 A grades will also be attending the prestigious Woodhouse College to study Biology, Chemistry, Maths and Economics at A-Level.
Scarlett said: “My teachers at Woodside really motivated me and that’s what enabled me to achieve such high grades. All of the staff really believed in me and pushed me to be the best that I could be.”
There were some truly incredible success stories from some of Woodside’s students who have only been in the UK for a relatively short time. Raul Darlea, arrived in the UK from Romania in 2014 unable to speak English. Due to his hard work and positive attitude, Raul achieved 5 A*-C grades, including English and Maths. Raul is going on to study further at college and hopes to go to university in the future.
Jakub Olender and Konrad Dlugosz both arrived in the UK from Poland at the start of Year 10. Both boys were committed to their studies and put in hours of extra work after school and at weekends. They both proved that hard work pays off, achieving five A*-C grades including English and Maths.
The remarkable success stories of these students is truly inspirational!
Student destinations 2016