English students rise to literary challenge
Over the Spring Break, the English Department challenged students to write a 1000 word essay on all of their examination texts.
Woodhouse students visit The Guardian
Guardian podcasters were so impressed with our students climate change interviews last month that they invited them to their studios to record more. Lola May reported back...
CERN Geneva 2015
Over the Easter break, a group of physics students and teachers went on a trip to Geneva, the highlight of the trip being a visit to CERN, the ‘global hub’ of particle physics.
African and Caribbean Leukaemia Trust
We'd like to say a big thank you to the 127 students and staff who signed up to the Stem Cell, Blood and Organ Donor Register at the African and Caribbean Leukaemia Trust drive.
Barcelona exchange trip
Further to last month's news about our visiting Spanish students from Institut Lluís Vives, Woodhouse students have shared their Barcelona pictures with us and let us know how the exchange went
Educate for Change: Cultural Week
In March, the AS Educate for Change helpers held fundraisers and celebrations for Cultural Week.
The Guardian interview Woodhouse geographers
Just before the Easter break, a reporter from The Guardian came in to college to interview a group of our Woodhouse geographers about their views on how climate change is reported to the public.
Iceland Trip 2015
This February, the College ticked off another country on our 'trips abroad wish list', when students visited Iceland.
Woodhouse represent Ukraine and China at National Model UN conference
Woodhouse College recently sent two delegations of enthusiastic students to Birmingham, to represent China and Ukraine in Joseph Chamberlain College's Model United Nations
Wihan play Haasler at Woodhouse
We were privileged to have the world famous Wihan Quartet perform our A level music student Mika Haasler’s composition at Woodhouse this week.
Red Nose Day
Last Friday, Woodhouse students joined the rest of the country in going a little crazy in aid of raising money for Comic Relief.
Woodhouse Fairtrade Fortnight
A couple of weeks ago the Woodhouse Fairtrade team invited the college community to celebrate Fairtrade Fortnight 2015
Italy Ski Trip 2015
Once again, our annual ski trippers took to the slopes in Italy and after a long journey - it was all downhill...
Abi Mills and Yoey Pang receive Jack Petchey awards
Woodhouse students Abi Mills and Yoey Pang have been awarded 'Outstanding Achievement' awards by the Jack Petchey Foundation after receiving nominations from their teachers.
From Finchley to Marrakesh - Morocco Trip 2015
During the half term holidays a bunch of our adventurous students (and staff) swapped the 134 bus for a 'ship of the desert' and headed out into the Sahara...
Woodhouse swimmer wins award
Woodhouse PE student and competitive swimmer Sushila Ghose-Coveney has been awarded one of the highest honours by her swimming club Haringey Aquatics.
Behind the curtain at Cambridge University
Recently, some of our physics students went on a guided tour of Cambridge University.
Dr Ha Joon Chang speaks at Woodhouse
Woodhouse College was very pleased to have Dr Ha-Joon Chang speak to an enthralled audience of economics and politics students on Tuesday.
Vote for Alba Farruku!
Woodhouse student Alba Farruku is standing in the Barnet UK Youth Parliament elections.
Bienvenida Institut Lluís Vives
Our Spanish Languages exchange partners - Institut Lluís Vives students - visited Woodhouse today to get a flavour of life at a sixth form college.
UK Linguistics Olympiad
22 of our students recently took part in the UK Linguistics Olympiad
Välkommen Blackeberg Gymnasium
Today we were very pleased to welcome students and staff from Blackeberg Gymnasium in Stockholm, Sweden.
Principal’s Question Time
Earlier this month tutor group representatives and college councillors got the chance to question our Principal John Rubinstein on anything and everything Woodhouse.
Higher Education Exploration
Before half term we held a very successful 'Higher Education Exploration' afternoon for our lower sixth students.
Valentine's day - Woodhouse style
Students took a well-deserved break from their studies this week to embrace the romantic vibes orchestrated by the College Council and Envision to celebrate Valentine’s Day
Zak Cochrane - Stand Up to Racism
Woodhouse College was delighted to welcome Zak Cochrane from Stand Up to Racism to give a talk on current Right-Wing Parties in Europe.
Georgie, a young speaker from the award winning 'Fixers' came to Woodhouse to share her personal story with our students.
Lights! Camera! Economics!
Last term our Economics students were tasked with creating their own movies to explain core economic principles in a fun way
The Spirit of Justice - Woodhouse students Yousif Alawoad speaks at TEDxYouth
Last term, Woodhouse student Yousif Alawoad gave a powerful speech at a TEDxYouth event, see the video here
Music students learn Gamelan Style!
Woodhouse Music students, along with their classmates at the Barnet A level Music Centre are learning traditional Indonesian music
Harry Olmer - Holocaust Survivor tells Woodhouse students his story
Harry Olmer - a survivor of the holocaust - was kind enough to pay Woodhouse a visit this week and share his unimaginably painful story with our students.
Holocaust Memorial Day - students make short film of Auschwitz visit
As part of our Holocaust Memorial day, students Veronica Beecham and Klaudia Buzi created a moving display and film about their visit to Auschwitz
Westminster comes to Woodhouse
On Monday, Skills Minister Nick Boles MP and Mike Freer MP stopped in for a whistle-stop tour of Woodhouse
Solar physics with Dr Simon Foster "This is the sound of the Sun.."
On Wednesday, our Physics students were lucky enough to get a visit from Dr Simon Foster, a Solar Physicist from Imperial College London.
Spanish Firewalk Theatre Company perform at Woodhouse
Last Wednesday Woodhouse College hosted the Spanish Firewalk Theatre Company, who performed ‘Robinson Crusoe’
How to be a language detective
On Thursday, Billy Clark, lecturer on Middlesex University’s English Language degree course, came in to college to help A2 English Language students improve their sleuthing skills.
Theatre studies students tour the Globe.. (theatre, that is)
Our upper sixth Theatre Studies students spent some time at The Globe this week, as part of their preparation for the written paper which focuses on Theatre History.
Woodhouse Oxbridge students in the News
Our Oxbridge candidates have been given a half page feature in the Hendon and Finchley Times this week
Mind your language... and succeed!
For the second consecutive year, Mr Derek Bacon, ex-chief examiner for AQA, visited Woodhouse College to talk to all language students about essay writing and exam techniques.
Health, Well-being and Cancer Awareness week
At the beginning of January the whole week was devoted to health and well-being
Oxford Schools’ Debating Competition
Woodhouse College hosted the North London Regional Final of the Oxford Schools’ Debating competition on Monday 19 January.
Peter Hitchens sparks a lively debate at Woodhouse College
Peter Hitchens, journalist, columnist for the Daily Mail, and author of 'The Abolition of Britain', visited Woodhouse College this week to present his social conservative views on the 1960s.
Doctor, Doctor... I want to study medicine...
A fresh batch of hopeful medical applicants took advice last week from London-based GP, Dr Caroline Hoffbrand.
Local Labour candidate Sarah Sackman visits
Our local Labour candidate in the next general election stopped by to visit us today.
Woodhouse Gives Back and Educate For Change Uk - Where your money went
Our fundraising for the kids of the Kayunga District, Uganda to enjoy an xmas party was a great success. Project leader in Kayunga - Tom Maxwell Ngobi - has sent us a lovely letter and some photos...
Woodhouse mathletes strike gold! ...and silver...and bronze!
Last term, many of our maths students took part in the UK Senior Maths Challenge.
Oxbridge offers flooding in
Woodhouse students have done very well again this year with successful applications to Oxford and Cambridge
Woodhouse Photography Competition Winners
The College Council ran a very successful photography competition last term...
Class of '14 reunion evening
Last night, many of our recent Alumni returned to catch up with old friends and talk about life after Woodhouse over drinks and nibbles..
Spreading Christmas cheer the Woodhouse way
So much happened at the end of last term that we couldn't report it all. College Council rep Abdul has sent us this update...
Woodhouse Head Caretaker Jim Jackson (BEM) receives New Year's Honour from the Queen
Our Head Caretaker Jim has deservedly been awarded a British Empire Medal (BEM) in the New Year's Honours list.
Woodhouse Gives Back - The Video!
The must see xmas video is now available on our YouTube page. See just what our staff are prepared to do in the name of charity (and fun)!
Woodhouse Got Talent
Last nights talent show was a rowdy, rocking, rap filled, raucus, (and at times rambunctious) affair that had the student audience raising the roof with their cheers of delight...
Woodhouse College Islamic Society has raised an astonishing amount of £4860.07
Woodhouse College Islamic Society has raised an astonishing amount of £4860.07 for orphans and needy children as part of Charity Week 2014.
Woodhouse Gives Back
This xmas we're putting our weight (& voices) behind a staff pop video for a tiny charity that makes a huge difference for orphaned children in Uganda - 'Educate for Change'
Woodhouse student Amy Brese addresses MPs reception
We are so proud of our student Amy Brese who has been selected to be one of 100 National Citizen Service (NCS) Leaders for 2014/15
From the White House to Woodhouse
US Ambassador Matthew Barzun visited the college this week to discuss perceptions of America with our students
Woodhouse students make the news at Sky TV workshop
On Thursday 27th November a group of 13 keen Woodhouse Students went to Sky Studios in Isleworth (via a Marketing brand-link company called “Slenky”) to make a TV news report.
Journalism Trip – ‘Broadcasting Today’
On the 2nd December 2014, a group of students from the college magazine enrichment group visited Middlesex University Hendon Campus to watch the filming of a live TV show.
Speakers Corner - November 2014
Last month saw a plethora of guest speakers arriving at the college, enlightening students about many varied and interesting topics...
College Council/Tutor Group Reps Training Day
On Monday the 17th of November a training day took place for over 60 enthusiastic tutor reps and deputies. Pretty good going since for everyone else it was a day off!
The common ground between teenagers and fruitflies
Woodhouse alumni and celebrated biologist at Leicester University, Charalambos Kyriacou visited the college on Tuesday to deliver a lecture in association with Speakers Corner about genetics.
Principal's speech on open day, 15 November 2014
If you missed the Principal's speech on open day, you can read a transcript of it here.
Woodhouse student Renato Agyemang Duah co-hosts the Institute of Physics annual awards dinner
Woodhouse College student Renato Agyemang Duah was selected to co-host at the Institute of Physics (IOP) annual awards dinner which took place on Wednesday 15th October 2014.
Our open day on November 15th was a great success, with crowds pouring into the college to get a closer look at our amazing facilities and meet our equally amazing students
New Woodhouse sports teams excel
This week saw the first competitive fixtures played for a number of Woodhouse College’s sports teams, including football, rugby and volleyball.
New Maths block open for business
Watch the full timelapse movie of the building going up
Woodhouse at Debating Matters
On Thursday the 6th of November, 4 participants and a number of spectators travelled from Woodhouse to the Henry Massey Lecture Theatre at UCL to participate in the Debating matters competition.
BBC journalist Hugh Sykes visits Woodhouse College
Speakers Corner was delighted to welcome award-winning BBC journalist Hugh Sykes on Thursday 6th of November to give a profound talk on the recent affairs of the Middle East to Woodhouse students.
As part of the Holocaust Education Trust's Lessons from Auschwitz project, two Woodhouse students, Klaudia Buzi and Veronica Beecham visited Auschwitz-Birkenau, the former concentration camp
SEO Scholars London Visits Woodhouse
Joselyn Oyibo, a representative from SEO Scholars London Visits Woodhouse
Woodhouse Head of Biology speaks at Parliamentary Committee
David Britz-Colwill, the Head of Biology at Woodhouse, was invited to speak at the House of Commons Science and Technology Select Committee.
Working With Waves
On Wednesday 17th September Dr Mark Richards, of Imperial College London, came and spoke to Physics students about his research which applies the physics of waves.
Woodhouse mountaineers return from Austria
Ten students and two teachers returned safely on Tuesday evening after spending six nights at an altitude of 2200m in an Alpine Hut, in the Stubai region of Austria.
Physics Trip to the Large Hadron Collider
At the end of last term our science staff took students to CERN to visit the LHC...
Woodhouse welcomes its new AS students today
Woodhouse AS Induction Day starts today at 10:00 AM.
Woodhouse students celebrate excellent results!
Woodhouse students were celebrating a fantastic year for A Level results.
Activities Week 2014
As part of our commitment to helping students experience new challenges, our annual activities week saw students partake in a host of different activities.
Duke of Edinburgh Students Arrive Home
D of E Students arrive back tired but safe after 3 nights under the stars.
EDucators Video July 2014
Our student equality & diversity group produced this brilliant video about their work in 2013-14
Woodhouse College proudly presents MUN 2014
Woodhouse College are proud to announce we shall be hosting our biennial Model United Nations conference on the 5-7 December 14. Please visit http://woodhousemun.com for further information.
Jack Jacobs won a national Beat Volunteer Recognition Award last night at the House of Parliament
Art Show Draws Acclaim!
Last night, A2 art students showed off their amazing exam and course work with their end of year Art Exhibition.
Class Of 2012-14
Slideshow of Woodhouse students leaving the College in 2014
Leavers Day: Class of 2012-14
Our A2 students left today for study leave.In keeping with tradition
STay Cool - shown at celebrating Success Assembly May 2014
Ski Trip 2014
Ski Trip 2014
Kira Cochrane Visits College
Kira Cochrane, Guardian journalist and feminist writer, came into college to talk with the feminist society.
Woodhouse Student chosen to represent the UK in Street Child World Cup 2014 in Brazil
A Woodhouse student who is in foster care is one of just nine girls chosen out of young people from across England to represent the country in the Street Child 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
Woodhouse Goes To Model UN
Woodhouse students attended the annual Model UN event in Birmingham last weekend ...
Woodhouse Dancers Wow Audience
Last Monday, in the Woodhouse dance studio, AS and A2 dance students performed their exam pieces to an enthusiastic and appreciative audience of friends, family and staff.
Students raise over £500 for Marie Curie charity
16 Woodhouse students raised money for Marie Curie Cancer Care in North Finchley ...
Woodhouse Alumni - Edwin Broni-Mensah
Last Friday, as part of the ‘Pitch Your Idea’ programme, we were lucky enough to have a visit from former Woodhouse College student and award winning social entrepreneur Edwin Broni-Mensah.
Students Go Bananas for Fairtrade!
Last Friday, the Woodhouse Fairtrade Group worked in partnership with the college canteen to set up Foncho’s Fruit stall to take action to abolish the unfair banana!
Eight students this year have been offered places at Oxford and Cambridge universities.
Eight students have been offered Oxbridge places this year and nine so far to medical schools.
Astronomy Club Infra Red Photo
The Astronomy club visited Bayfordbury Observatory. They took this infra-red group photo.
Languages at Woodhouse
Our students love studying languages at Woodhouse so much that they wanted to make a movie to promote the department...
Healthy Relationships Project
Did You Know?
81% of teenagers experience abuse in relationships but never get support.
Why Does John Rentoul Admire Tony Blair?
On Tuesday lunchtime; Speakers Corner was proud to welcome John Rentoul, chief political commentator of the Independent on Sunday
Guardian Journalist visits Woodhouse
On Tuesday 4th February, Speaker’s Corner had the privilege of being led by Anne Perkins, a lead writer, lobby correspondent and feature writer for the Guardian since 1997.
Holocaust Survivor Talks
Holocaust survivor Ziggy Shipper visited this week as part of the college's holocaust memorial day observance.
Woodhouse student Jack Jacobs interviewed on radio 1 about eating disorder
Woodhouse student Jack Jacobs was interviewed today on radio 1 about his eating disorder
Laurie Penny Meets Femsoc
Celebrated feminist writer/blogger and activist Laurie Penny visited Woodhouse last week to talk with the college femsoc. A large audience gathered to meet her and hear her views.
Economics editor of the Financial Times visits College
On the 14th January 2014, Woodhouse was delighted to welcome Chris Giles, the economics editor of the Financial Times, to give a speech about the current economic situation, and who ends up benefiting
Volunteering in Tajikistan
Ex-student Gemma Astarita popped into College to tell us about her volunteering last summer.
Dozens of ex-students returned to College last night for the annual reunion.
Woodhouse Has Talent
A couple of days before the end of term, the College held its annual talent fest.
Charity organization educates Woodhouse students on the misconceptions about HIV/AIDS
The Charity organisation Body&Soul visited the college to inform students about their work, as well as enlightening them about HIV/AIDS and common fears people have of the disease.
The Power of Protest
On Tuesday, the Speaker’s Corner was excited to welcome Peter Thatchell, a renowned political campaigner, who came in to talk about the power of protest.
Fighting for our rights
Raju Bhatt, one of the UK's top legal aid Lawyers, came to speak to Woodhouse students in November 2013
Congratulations to Shahid Ahmed and Khalid Muruz who won the first round of Ernst and Young’s Pathfinders competition.
Congratulations to Shahid Ahmed and Khalid Muruz who won the first round of Ernst and Young’s Pathfinders competition.
No More Page 3 Campaign Visits Woodhouse
Last Thursday, the College hosted the 'No More Page 3' campaign.
Woodhouse College at Pitch4Change December 2013
Woodhouse College students taking part in the Envision Young Leaders programme this year were selected as just one of 12 school teams to present their idea for social change at the annual Pitch4Change
German A2 Students Visit Berlin
Early on Monday morning, our dedicated Year 13 German class set off to the airport to fly to Berlin...
Woodhouse Students have the full Capital Experience in the City
On the 26 of November a group of students involved in the first year of Careers Academy had the chance to visit a leading insurance company in the city of London.
Southall Black Sisters Pragna Patel addresses students
Today we had Pragna Patel, one of the founding members of the Southall Black Sisters who has been a member of the organisation for 30 years.
Visit by CEO of Pentland
Andy Rubin visited the College today and electrified students with a tour de force speech about modern business today.
Students captivated by doctor's visit
Woodhouse students were captivated by Speakers Corner's first guest of the new half-term, Doctor Stuart Wolfman.
Geographers visit the Lake District
All of our AS geographers went with staff to a residential week in the Lake District last week.
My Kinda Crowd
Last Tuesday, 20 Woodhouse students visited the ‘Opening Doors’ careers fair in the grand setting of Lancaster House. The event was jointly organised by MyKindaCrowd and the Deputy PM's office.
Woodhouse Rugby Team Win College Tournament
A team of students from Woodhouse competed in the RFU’s O2 Touch tournament this week at Hackney Marches.
Black History Month Video
Our student equality group , the EDucators, led the Black History Month celebrations. This video was edited by Divya Gajjar
Lessons of Auschwitz Project
In October two students from Woodhouse College, Blerta Fona and Ellie Hamill, participated in the Lessons from Auschwitz project organised through the Holocaust Education Trust
Woodhouse enjoyed a fabulously successful open day today with an estimated 8500 visitors.
Politics Students Visit Brussels
42 A level Politics students visited EU isntitutions in Brussels. Here is the report of the day by one of our students.
How to choose your AS subjects
A few thoughts from the College Principal on how to go about choosing your AS subjects ...
Students rounded off the first half term of the year with some ghoulish fun last week, and some early Hallowe'en celebrations.
Woodhouse Mental Health Week
All week, the Mental Health Awareness group have been raising funds for Mind in Barnet and promoting awareness of mental health issues.
Woodhouse Music students play The Compton
AS and A2 Music students entertained The Compton School last Monday, when they performed a 30 minute lunchtime concert in their large reception area.
“What is an Artist?”
Yemisi Blake an ex-woodhouse student and performance poet, was the last speaker of the half term to grace Speaker’s Corner.
Feargal Sharkey at Woodhouse: “Go out there and live your dream”
Woodhouse College was privileged to have the one and only Feargal Sharkey from ‘The Undertones’ come and speak to the students about life after fame in the music industry and how to chase your dreams.
Award winning Human rights filmmaker Saeed Taji Farouky visits Woodhouse
On Tuesday 8th October Woodhouse students got the chance to personally meet and hear filmmaker and journalist Saeed Farouky speak about his many experiences of creating documentaries.
Mike Freer MP Visits Woodhouse
Mike Freer MP came to college to give a Woodhouse Challenge talk to a packed audience of students. Here's a report by student Alex Mistlin.
"Confidence, perseverance, and quick thinking"
Visit from ex-Woodhouse student turned barrister kicks off the new Woodhouse Challenge season.
Woodhouse student makes news campaigning for better sex education in schools
Yas Necati has featured in national newspapers and on the radio heading a campaign for improved sex education in schools
Woodhouse A-level Students Achieve Great Results!
Another bumper year of A-level results for Woodhouse students.
Good luck to all our prospective new AS students for your results on the 22nd!
How to access Your Exam Results
Obtaining Exam Results on Results Day - Thursday 15th August 2013
Duke of Edinburgh Expedition students featured in local news
Our Silver expedition was mentioned in 'Town Talk' and The Barnet Times this week.
End of Term
Woodhouse ended the year with its traditional 'celebrating success' assembly and fun day. Many students wore fancy dress.
Leavers Prom 2013
Class of 2013 celebrated in style the end of their time at Woodhouse last night.
Shape Your Culture
Laura Bates from the Everyday Sexism Project visited the College this week and gave a talk. The visit was organised by students and formed part of "Shape Your Culture Week".
Students Raise Money for Burned Down Community centre In Muswell Hill
Three students, Puvanitha, Marfat and Aisha, raised over £370 for the Islamic Centre in Muswell Hill which burned down a couple of weeks ago.
Martin Lewis Visits College
Martin Lewis from MoneySavingExpert.Com visited the College to talk about student finance. He gave a lively and informative talk, which was very well received by students.
Woodhouse students meet the Deputy Prime Minister
Woodhouse students had the chance this week to meet the Deputy Prime Minster and to tour round some of UK's top companies. Here is Çagla Bag's account of the day.
Class of 2013 #EmotionalTimes
Our A2 students tweeted their feelings on their last day before exam start.
And so ... farewell
Yesterday we said our formal goodbyes to the upper sixth, class of 2013, in our traditional leavers' assembly.