Woodside High School students’ excellent achievements
Woodside High School students have achieved strong results in this year’s GCSE examinations with 67% of students achieving 5 GCSEs at grades 4+ including English and Maths (an increase of 12% on last year) and 35% at grades 5+ including English and Maths. 20% of all exams taken achieved the top grades of 7, 8 or 9 and 86% of students achieved a grade 4+ in English.
Exceptional results include those by Edson Cardoso, (5 grade 9s, 1 grade 7 and 1 grade 6), Nazifa Uddin (4 grade 9s, 3 grade 8s, 1 grade 7 and 2 grade 6s), Aleksandra Piperkova (4 grade 9s, 4 grade 8s, 1 grade 6) and Maahin Mukith, (3 grade 9s, 4 grade 8s and 2 grade 7s).
With over 51% of the year group achieving the very top grades (grade 7+) in a minimum of one of their examinations, Woodside students have once again demonstrated why, in its most recent inspection by OFSTED, Woodside High was judged to be outstanding.
Left to right: Mahin (3 grade 9s, 4 grade 8s and 2 grade 7s), Alexksandra (4 grade 9s, 4 grade 8s, 1 grade 6), Maryam (3 Grade 8s, 4 Grade 7, 2 Grade 6s), Edson (5 Grade 9s, 1 Grade 7, 1 Grade 6), Patrycja (4 Grade 8s, 3 Grade 7s, 2 Grade 6s), Jakub (3 Grade 9s, 3 Grade 8s, 1 Grade 7, 3 Grade 6) and Michal (2 Grade 9s, 3 Grade 8s, 3 Grade 7, 2 Grade 6)
“We could not be prouder of our wonderful students. They have worked tremendously hard and showed incredible commitment and dedication throughout. I am also hugely grateful to our fantastic staff, parents and carers, governors and friends of Woodside High School who work tirelessly to support our students.”
Ms G. Robinson, Headteacher, Woodside High School
"I am so happy and very relieved! I could not have done this without the incredible support of my teachers and my family who have inspired me throughout.” Maryam Malik, Woodside High School
“I’m really pleased with my results. I worked really hard and tried to take advantage of all the additional support offered to me at my school. Getting through the exams was tough but it all paid off with the help from my teachers.” Abdillahi Ahmed, Woodside High School
"I’m really happy with my results! It has definitely been a lot of work and I am really glad it was all worth it.” Edson Cardoso, 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.