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Woodhouse Got Talent
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
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
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
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
From the White House to Woodhouse
US Ambassador Matthew Barzun visited the college this week to discuss perceptions of America with our students
Journalism Trip – ‘Broadcasting Today’
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.
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.
Speakers Corner - November 2014
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
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
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.
Principals speech on open day, 15 November 2014
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 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.
Open day
Open day
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
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
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
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.
Auschwitz Trip
Auschwitz Trip
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
SEO Scholars London Visits Woodhouse
Joselyn Oyibo, a representative from SEO Scholars London Visits Woodhouse
Woodhouse Head of Biology speaks at Parliamentary Committee
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
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
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
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 welcomes its new AS students today
Woodhouse AS Induction Day starts today at 10:00 AM.
Woodhouse students celebrate excellent results!
Woodhouse students celebrate excellent results!
Woodhouse students were celebrating a fantastic year for A Level results.
Activities Week 2014
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
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 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.
Congratulations Jack!!!!
Congratulations Jack!!!!
Jack Jacobs won a national Beat Volunteer Recognition Award last night at the House of Parliament
Art Show Draws Acclaim!
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
Leavers Day: Class of 2012-14
Our A2 students left today for study leave.In keeping with tradition
Stay Cool!
Stay Cool!
STay Cool - shown at celebrating Success Assembly May 2014
Ski Trip 2014
Kira Cochrane Visits College
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
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 Goes To Model UN
Woodhouse students attended the annual Model UN event in Birmingham last weekend ...
Students raise over £500 for Marie Curie charity
Students raise over £500 for Marie Curie charity
16 Woodhouse students raised money for Marie Curie Cancer Care in North Finchley ...
Woodhouse Dancers Wow Audience
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.
Woodhouse Alumni - Edwin Broni-Mensah
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!
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 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
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
Healthy Relationships Project
Did You Know? 81% of teenagers experience abuse in relationships but never get support.
Why Does John Rentoul Admire Tony Blair?
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
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 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 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
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
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
Volunteering in Tajikistan
Ex-student Gemma Astarita popped into College to tell us about her volunteering last summer.
Student Reunion
Student Reunion
Dozens of ex-students returned to College last night for the annual reunion.
Woodhouse Has Talent
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
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
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
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.
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
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 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
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
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
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
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 doctors visit
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
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
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
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
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
Open Day
Open Day
Woodhouse enjoyed a fabulously successful open day today with an estimated 8500 visitors.
How to choose your AS subjects
How to choose your AS subjects
A few thoughts from the College Principal on how to go about choosing your AS subjects ...
Politics Students Visit Brussels
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.
Hallowoodhouseen...
Hallowoodhouse'en...
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
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
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?”
“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”
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
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 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
"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
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!
Woodhouse A-level Students Achieve Great Results!
Another bumper year of A-level results for Woodhouse students.
AS Enrolment
AS Enrolment
Good luck to all our prospective new AS students for your results on the 22nd!
How to access Your Exam Results
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
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
End of Term
Woodhouse ended the year with its traditional 'celebrating success' assembly and fun day. Many students wore fancy dress.
Leavers Prom 2013
Leavers Prom 2013
Class of 2013 celebrated in style the end of their time at Woodhouse last night.
Shape Your Culture
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
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 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
Class of 2013 #EmotionalTimes
Our A2 students tweeted their feelings on their last day before exam start.
And so ... farewell
And so ... farewell
Yesterday we said our formal goodbyes to the upper sixth, class of 2013, in our traditional leavers' assembly.
Woodhouse on Sky News
Sky News came into College to film a History lesson on the day of Margaret Thatcher's funeral
Spirit Day at Woodhouse College
Spirit Day at Woodhouse College
Friday 22nd March was Spirit Day at Woodhouse College. The day was organised by the College's Student Planning Group and played host to representatives from the Anthony Nolan and Teenage Cancer Trust
Students raise money for Marie Curie
Students raise money for Marie Curie
On Saturday 16th March Woodhouse College students volunteered to support the Marie Curie annual Great Daffodil Appeal.
College students compete in Ernst & Young Competition
College students compete in Ernst & Young Competition
Congratulations to the five Woodhouse students who represented the College at Ernst and Young’s Pathfinders Competition
Expect Respect
This video was made by a group of Woodhouse students, supported by Envision
International Women’s Day
International Women’s Day
Emily, Shannon, Simi and Rose celebrated IWD by attending an invitation-only event at City Hall on the evening of Friday 8th March 2013, accompanied by Joanna Greatwich.
Woodhouse students compete in athletics competition
Woodhouse students compete in athletics competition
On Friday 8th March Woodhouse College entered a team of athletes in a new inter-college competition hosted at the fantastic facilities of Lee Valley Athletics Centre.
Woodhouse Goes To Cern
Woodhouse staff and students visited Cern last week.
Green Party Leader Visits Woodhouse
Green Party Leader Visits Woodhouse
Woodhouse recently welcomed Natalie Bennett, leader of the Green Party of England and Wales, to give a talk on her vision of a “low-carbon, jobs-rich” future.
Teen Spirit spreads kindness in central London
Teen Spirit spreads kindness in central London
Teen Spirit is a group of Woodhouse students committed to random acts of kindness as a means of combatting negative teen stereotypes.
Holocaust Survivor Alec Ward Visits College
Holocaust Survivor Alec Ward Visits College
On Tuesday 22 January, Alec Ward came to Woodhouse to deliver a moving speech about his experiences as a survivor of the holocaust.
Emperor String Quartet comes to Woodhouse College
Emperor String Quartet comes to Woodhouse College
On 22nd January, the Emperor String Quartet came to Woodhouse College to perform to A Level music students.
Woodhouse in the snow
Woodhouse in the snow
Woodhouse in the snow, Monday January 21, 2013. Picture by Rose Lyddon