GCSE results are in! So how did Jewish schools do?

GCSE results are in! So how did Jewish schools do?

Yavneh College pupils celebrate outstanding GCSE results.
Yavneh College pupils celebrate outstanding GCSE results.

Jewish secondary schools in London were celebrating another impressive set of GCSE results this year, with several institutions breaking their own records.

Yavneh College GCSE Pupils
Yavneh’s Class of 2014 have reason to smile

Among the community’s top performers was Immanuel College, which was “delighted” with its best results since 2007, after more than 60% of students got A* or A grades and almost 96% got A* to C grades.

School leaders singled out Art, Ivrit and Further Maths as departments in which every student achieved either an A or A* grade.

“Huge credit is due to all pupils, staff and families for their dedication and hard work,” the school said.

Following some of the school’s best ever A-level results last week, outgoing Hasmonean head Rabbi David Meyer had yet another early leaving present on Thursday, when more than 57% of students got A* and A grades, and almost 93% attained A* to C, compared to a national average of 69%

Over a third of the cohort got at least eight A grades and the school said top marks in the English Baccalaureate “reflected a strength in traditional academic subjects”.

Heads of Schools Andrew McClusky and Mrs Rachel Fink said: “We are extremely proud of all our students, many of whom have performed well above expectation.”

And while national results fell slightly, Kenton’s JFS bucked the trend. Just less than 90% attained grades A* to C, while almost 50% of entries secured an A* or A grade – an improvement of 3% on last year. Additionally, 69 students – or a quarter of the intake – achieved an A* or A in at least nine subjects.

“This is another JFS record,” said headteacher Jonathan Miller. “Our students have set the highest of benchmarks with these results.”

Among the standout performers were Joseph Moss, Abigail Woodrow, Rachel Rabin, Zachary Bevan, Eytan Merkier, Charlotte Getz-Brezinski , Zohar Mendzelevski-Steinberg ,Daniel Marchant, Kalvin Ovsiowitz, Beth Tobiansky and Jacob Virchis.

At Yavneh, 43% of students attained A* and A grades, which represented a strong showing. Particularly impressive were Oliver Boyne, Zoe Cohen, Dina Gitlin-Leigh, Sophie Rubner, Adam Steinberg and Joshua Tray.

Headteacher Spencer Lewis said: “I am very proud of them all, and very grateful to the teachers who work so hard in preparing the pupils for their examinations.”

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