As a fully comprehensive school, we are very much the school of choice for students in Coulsdon, Woodcote and Purley and we are regularly up to five times oversubscribed. We enjoy the confidence of parents because we are a continually improving school with results way above the national average, and are in the top 10% of schools in England for student progress. Students feel safe and happy at Woodcote and the school is a community resource used by many community organisations . Our Fitness Suite is open to members of the public. We hope you find this site to be a useful source of information. We are committed to improving communication and keeping parents fully informed of the things going on at Woodcote through this site, alongside our regular Twitter messages and email newsletters.
In the biological sciences, the students have the additional option of taking a special "double honors" biology course, which features extra laboratory exposure. Science electives include microbiology, physiology, forensic science, human genetics, evolution, astronomy, organic chemistry, electronics and others.  The mathematics department offers the standard AP courses in AB/BC calculus and statistics, courses in multivariable calculus and computer science, including AP Computer Science A. A course in linear algebra and differential equations was offered for the first time in fall 2007.  Students take four years of English, with electives including honors creative writing, exploring science fiction, journalism workshop, and AP English.  Four years of social studies or history classes are required, and include US and world history, economics – with electives in psychology, law, finance, and global studies, among others.  Three years of languages are required. Bronx Science offers French, Spanish, Latin, Italian, Modern Greek, Chinese, Japanese, and Korean.  At one time Hebrew, Russian, and German were also offered.