Around fifty percent of grades at both Hasmonean Boys’ and Hasmonean Girls’ were A* today.
Students will largely go on to study at a seminary or yeshiva, before taking up places at “prestigious” universities, including Cambridge and other Russell Group institutions.
Chair of the Multi-Academy Trust, Andrew McClusky, said: “Our students continued to learn throughout the pandemic and these results are a testament to all of their hard work. I am grateful to the teachers who prepared them so well, and to all of our staff who support our students in countless ways.”
The headteacher of Hasmonean Girls’, Kate Brice, said: “We are especially delighted by the progress students have made both academically and personally during their time at Hasmonean.”
While headteacher of Hasmonean Boys’, Debbie Lebrett, said: “Our students excelled during a challenging and unprecedented year. We know that in future years the whole community will benefit from their success.”
Half of all A-level grades at The King David High School in Manchester were at the top grade of A*, the school has revealed.
When ‘A’ grades are included, three-quarters of all entries were at either ‘A’ or ‘A*’ grades.
A school spokesperson said: “It is important to note that virtually all the students took proper formal exams which were sat under proper exam conditions.
“These results are a real testament to the abilities and application of our pupils – they are just amazing students.
“The results are equally attributable to the hard work and dedication of our teachers and staff.”
Today’s ‘exceptional’ results at Jewish schools are a “balanced reflection” of students’ abilities, says Partnerships for Jewish Schools.
The organisation says Jewish schools have seen top A-level and BTEC results, mirrored nationally, are a testament to the hard work of pupils, school staff and parents.
Results this year have been calculated using school-based assessments, which “address the unfairness of assessment based on a one-off exam that can have a life-impacting result on a student that had a bad day,” it said.
“Most importantly, these results are a lesson in triumph over adversity.
“The schools across our community have managed to deliver what has proven to be an outstanding provision whilst navigating two years of horrendous disruption and school closures.”
Among the high-flying pupils bagging top results at Immanuel College today were:
Gideon Futerman who achieved 7 A*s at A level and an A* at EPQ. He will be reading Earth Sciences at Oxford.
Robert Auerbach and Ariella Novick both were awarded 4 A*s; Robert is going to Imperial College, London to read Materials Science and Engineering. Ariella has won a prestigious scholarship to read Business Economics at Leeds.
Sarah Root has a place to read Law at Oxford, while David and Jenna Braudo have places to read Medicine; David at UCL and Jenna at Birmingham.
Micah Levi has a place to read Medicine at Queen Mary’s, London.
70% of A-level students at Immanuel College scored exclusively A* or A grades in an ‘outstanding’ set of results, the school has announced.
There was a 100 percent pass rate at A-level this year, with 87% of grades being an A*-A grade.
Even more impressively, 30 percent of students bagged a clean sweep of top A* grades.
Headmaster Gary Griffin paid tribute to pupils’ tenacity in achieving the top results despite the disruption caused by Covid.
“In a cohort who have had their education so seriously disrupted by the pandemic, our students have shown remarkable resilience, fortitude and commitment,” he said.
“They have coped admirably with all the obstacles and pressures placed upon them and I would like to pay tribute to them and to thank their teachers who have guided and supported them so successfully throughout the past two years.
“Congratulations to all of them!”
Top achievers at the school include the following pupils who received 4 A* grades: Isaac Antscherl, Aran Haber, Jacob Inwald, Lucy Ritter and Ari Weiler-Ofek.
Students who achieved 3 A* grades include Ollie Eilon (with A in a 4th A level); Ben Brent (with A* in the Extended Project Qualification) Dylan Franks, Daniel Garai-Ebner, Eliana Jackson, Talia Jacobs, Yuval Kaufman, Oliver Lazarus, Benjamin Mallandaine, Aaron Maurice, Gili McEwen, Tom Mosseri, Jessica Nathan, Connie Portman, Emily Shurmer, Lior Solomons-Wise, Evie Sorsky, Adam Tobiansky, Emma Wilkins, Benjamin Woolf and Matthew Woolf.
Vocational results were also outstanding, with students gaining 3 Distinction* grades including: Abigail Ardeman, Jack-Tyler Ariel, Yael Bradman, Saul Brown, Zach Burke, Ariela Cameron, Magaly Du Sautoy, Maya Gerber, Samuel Gil-Lizaro, Alex Godfrey, Jamie Levine, Cidney Miller, Ella Philip, Sasha Relevy, Poppy Reuben, Joel Rose, Jamie Saffer, Sonny Scheffer, Noa Schimmel, Jemma Serlin, Aaron Stollar, Lia Stratton, Jessica Vincent and Shira Wolf.
Barnet-based JCoSS has praised its “remarkable cohort” of students, after 71% of grades were registered at either A* or A, and 92% were at Grade B or above.
Among high achievers, 26 students scored A* in at least 3 subjects, and 55% of the A level cohort scored at least 2 A grades.
All 11 students who held offers for Oxford, Cambridge, Medicine and Veterinary Science had their places confirmed.
Headteacher Patrick Moriarty said: ‘This remarkable cohort have faced enormous challenge and disruption over their two years in the 6th form. We are delighted that these excellent results recognise the huge strengths we have seen in them over 7 years and their dedicated, resilient hard work over the two years of these courses.
Gabrielle Adda A*A*A*A*
Scott Cowen A*A*A*A*
Georgia Reback A*A*A*A*
Joel Shamash A*A*A*A*
Sam Wagman A*A*A*A*
Noah Arazi A*A*A*A
Joshua Hack A*A*A*A
Talia Rabinowitz A*A*A*A
Sydnie Shaw A*A*A*A
Joshua Angel A*A*A*
Georgia Fishman A*A*A*
Jesse Hakkak A*A*A*
Nathan Kay A*A*A*
Ella Bloomberg D*D*D*
Mason Cohen D*D*D*
Milly Schechter D*D*D*
Arial Waxman D*D*D*
Borehamwood-based Yavneh College topped off a ‘strange year’ with more ‘incredible results.
84 percent of grades in its sixth form were between A* or A, with 4 pupils graduating to Oxbridge and three to study medicine.
63% of A Level students gained purely A or A* grades, and 98% of Vocational students achieved at least 3 distinctions,
Headteacher Spencer Lewis praised pupils and staff at the end of “what has been another difficult year with students not sitting their planned A Level exams.”
“However, unlike last year this year’s results are based on assessments and examinations sat at school for which students worked extremely hard in order to show just how much they have learnt over the last two years. Their teachers have used these assessments to assign the correct grades for each student following a long and carefully worked out assessment process.
“A huge amount of thanks must go to the outstanding staff of Yavneh College who have worked under incredibly difficult circumstances this last year.”
Anna Joseph, Interim Joint Principal of JFS, said:
“We would like to congratulate all our students on their achievements both in A level and vocational courses during this most difficult of times. Our students have demonstrated that they have the ability and tenacity to meet the higher standard now demanded of sixth formers across the country.
“Reflecting the JFS motto, they have brought ‘Light and Honour’ to themselves and the school community. We are immensely grateful to our dedicated staff who guided them through the past two difficult years, both academically and pastorally and to our parents who offered so much support. We wish all our graduates successful and happy futures in whichever path they choose.”
Europe’s largest Jewish secondary has announced 100 percent of exam entries passed, with 63.5 percent of grades as A* and A, and almost 85 parent being A*-B.
JFS also proudly announced that 5 students have secured their places for Oxford or Cambridge Universities, with its highest achieving students being:
- Yoni Benyamini – 4A*
- Joel Braun – 4A*
- Jody Brickman – 4A*
- Natalie Shapiro – 4A*
- Oliver Cowen – 2A* and 2A
Board of Deputies Vice President Gary Mond said: “We wish every success and Hatzlacha Rabba to students receiving their A Level and GCSE results this week. Education is so central to our values as a community, and with the pandemic causing another hard and uncertain year, we pay tribute to students and teachers who have given everything to adapt and keep things moving.”
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