Assessments & Results

Woodlands school undertakes rigorous assessments of all pupils' skills and learning on a regular basis. 

All pupils are set challenging targets, which are supported by national guidance expectations. We always expect pupils to achieve well in relation to their own starting points. Over time we plot out a child's expected learning trajectory and compare this with their progress to check they remain on track to succeed.   Where a pupil's progress dips below our expectations,  we rigorously investigate the cause of this and where necessary use personalised interventions to support learning until it improves. 

Overview of assessment at Woodlands

Our results over time are shown in the linked documents below and these give information for the last five academic years. As our cohort sizes at the end of key stages are very small, the data is all anonymous.

A summary of the current year's evaluation and actions to be undertaken by the school are also included. 

Woodlands School Assessment Report 2016-17 

Woodlands School Assessment Results 2015-16

Woodlands School Progression Data 2012-15

More information can be found on the Department for Education's School Performance website.

DfE Performance Tables for Woodlands School.

Destinations After Woodlands

Many of our young people decide to stay on through the sixth form and transition to other colleges to continue their learning.  Some young people transition during their education,  often to attend mainstream placements and occasionally,  other special school settings.  For greater detail on destinations,  please open the document below.

 

Destinations for young people leaving Woodlands

Key Stage 1 and 2 National Test Results

No pupils in KS1 or KS2 sat the statutory assessment tests in 2017. No pupils were able to access the tests due to their individual levels of attainment. The Standards and Testing Authority (STA) was informed about the results at both Key Stages.

 Key Stage 1 Results

All 3 KS1 pupils were reported to be achieving within P Scales in 2017.

Two pupils sat the Phonics Screening check. Neither pupil met the national thresholds.

 Key Stage 2 Results

In 2017, one pupil was recorded as ‘Pre-key stage – Growing development of the expected standard’ in English and ‘Pre-key stage - Foundations for the expected standard’ and Maths. All other 7 pupils were learning within P Scales.

Key Stage 4 and 5 Test Results and Accreditation

No pupils gained any GCSE qualifications in 2017 but all students gained 1 or more AQA units award in Life Skills, Arts or Core subject areas (accreditations result pending).

Cohort sizes are usually under 10 pupils so results are not published.

At Woodlands, we offer a wide range of accredited courses for learners. These are chosen to meet the learning aspirations of young people and give them opportunities to explore different aspects of learning at an appropriate level. All young people access accreditation at either Pre-Entry,  Entry or  Level 1 as appropriate. Where a learner may have the ability to achieve at a higher level,  we work closely with partner schools to facilitate this. 

The document below shows the range of courses currently on offer.

Accreditations on offer at Woodlands - overview