Live blog: A-Level results day!
Results DayLatest: Students celebrate success

Live blog: A-Level results day!

As Jewish students across the UK celebrate record A-Level success, follow all the latest updates right here

  • Kantor King Solomon students celebrating results
    Kantor King Solomon students celebrating results
  • Kantor King Solomon students celebrating results
    Kantor King Solomon students celebrating results
  • JFS student Raphael Korber-Hoffman and parents
    JFS student Raphael Korber-Hoffman and parents
  • Jessica Mendall and parents
    Jessica Mendall and parents
  • JFS student Adam Lang (2nd left) and parents and Mr Appleman (Headteacher)
    JFS student Adam Lang (2nd left) and parents and Mr Appleman (Headteacher)
  • JFS students Jesse Anthony and Vitale Stone
    JFS students Jesse Anthony and Vitale Stone

JFS celebrates “outstanding success”

Europe’s largest Jewish school sees 99.2 percent overall pass rate.

55% of results achieved were A*-A grades

74 students achieved A*/A grades in three A levels

82% of results were A*-B.

13 students secured places for Oxford or Cambridge Universities

3 students going to Medical School (Oxford, Cambridge and UCL).

‘Exceptional’ JFS results a testament to hard work

Following outstanding A-Level success, Executive Headteacher Deborah Lipkin, Headteacher Simon Appleman and Head of Sixth Form Anthony Flack say they are delighted, praising the hard work of students and teachers:

“These results are exceptional and are testament to the hard work of all our students supported by their parents and staff.  They reflect the “drive and passion” noted by OFSTED and ensure that our students are ready to move to the next stage of their life with confidence.  This has been a record year of results and we remain very proud of all our students’ achievements”.

A-Level Results day freshers hotline

The Union of Jewish Students have set up the dedicated hotline to help those who either did better than expected or didn’t get into their chosen university on results day.

If you need additional information about a campus or city you hadn’t previously considered, then why not ring the hotline?

Students can ring 020 7424 3295 – and line will be open between 9:30 am to 5:30 pm on the day of results (17 August) and 9:30 am to 3 pm the day after. The line will remain open for the following week.

UJS Team, 2017
UJS Team, 2017

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Proud parent hopes success inspires

David Shaw contacted Jewish News to say: “I’m pleased to share that my daughter Jessica Shaw secured a place to study Theology at Girton college Cambridge. She got a triple A star, 💯 in one exam & highest in the year at JCoSS.  As a founding pupil were overjoyed and hope it inspires others in the community and beyond!”

In pictures: JFS results!

Outstanding JFS achievers

In addition to the 11 JFS students who received 3A*s in the CACHE course, outstanding achievers include:

  • Daniel Bernbaum, Oli Solomons and Vitale Stone – 4A*s
  • Adam Lang  – 3A*s and 1 A
  • Jesse Anthony, Jack Bergman, Nitzan Issler, Ilana Koffman, Jessica Mendall, Natalie Samuels, Zoe Sarankin, Rebecca Spagnoletto and Craig Stock – 3 A*s

Kantor King Solomon celebrate ‘superb’ results

A 97 percent pass rate was the story at Kantor King Solomon on results day 2017.

73% of grades were A* – C.

Over 40% of students achieve grade A or A* in Mathematics and Physics, with some taking up places such as Bristol, Manchester, Warwick and University College London.

King Solomon head praises high achievers

Kantor King Solomon’s head, Matthew Slater, reacted to Thursday’s results, saying:

“We are delighted that the hard work and dedication of our students and staff has again lead to such superb results”.

Some of the highest-achieving students include:

  • Darcy Brown- AAA in Economics, Mathematics and Religious Studies, and will study Philosophy at Nottingham.
  • Samuel Tuohy – AAA in Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics, will read Automotive Engineering at Loughborough.
  • Fabian Zahir AAA in Economics, Mathematics and Physics, and will now read Physics at UCL.
  • Mitchell Chappell AAA in Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics and will Physics at Warwick.

JCoSS celebrate first set of A-Level results

East Barnet school marks inaugural set of results since the school opened in 2010.

A third of grades at A*-A.

Two thirds of grades are B or above.

Two students take up offers at Cambridge University.

JCoSS students celebrating their results
JCoSS students celebrating their results

JCoSS head: A-Level results are ‘biggest milestone of school’s history’

Headteacher of JCoSS Patrick Moriarty said the school’s first full set of A-Level results is: ‘This is the biggest milestone of the school’s history to date and we are thrilled with our first full set of A Level results. This is a true testament to the hard work and dedication from our staff and students over the past 7 years.

It signifies the faith that every supporter, student and family put into JCoSS to give the children in our community an excellent education in a pluralist environment. Today’s results justify all that trust and faith and we thank you again for giving JCoSS the opportunity to become a reality.

Patrick Moriarty
Patrick Moriarty

They have become the fully-rounded Mensches that JCoSS seeks to create and their legacy will resonate throughout everything that we do.

The history book has now been firmly written and I am as proud as can be that our first entry has been a resounding success”.


JCoSS high achievers

In their inagural set of results, JCoSS students celebrated wide success, with over a third of grades ranked A*-A.

Some of the high-achieving students include:

  • Nathan Caplan A*A*A*A
  • Jess Shaw A*A*A*
  • Nikita Ostrovsky A*A*A*A A
  • Kezia Niman A*A*A*
  • Jonah Zur A*A*A*
  • Joel Avigdor A*A*A
  • Noga Oren A*A*A A
  • Ruby Rose A*A*A
  • Daniel Subel A*A*B
  • JCoSS’s vocational courses saw 86% of all qualifications at Distinction level or higher, with 40% starred Distinctions. Jamie Conway, Omer Golani, Daniel Gould and Morgan Jays scored 2 starred Distinctions

Yavneh welcome ‘great set of results’

Borehamwood school sees more than 20 percent A* grades. over 50 percent A*-A, and with 88% at A* – B.

Yavneh College students celebrating their results with staff members
Yavneh College students celebrating their results with staff members

Yavneh head praises exceptional students

Yavneh’s Executive Headteacher, Spencer Lewis said he’s “delighted to announce another wonderful set of A Level results at Yavneh College”, welcoming the results as being “testament to all the hard work the students have put in and we are so proud of what they have achieved.”

A significant amount of this success is down to the dedication and hard work of the staff at the school who do so much to ensure consistently excellent results each and every year.”

Outstanding performances at Yavneh College include:

  • AAA*: Miller Natalie A*A*A*
  • A*A*A: Album Sophie, Goodman Mischa, Jacobson Shahar, Lee James, Setty Yael, Wahnon Simmy
  • A*AA: Jacobs Jemma, Joshua Reuben, Kennedy Georgia, Kennedy Sophie, Lee Thomas, and Stead Hannah

Hasmonean head delighted with progress

Hasmonean High School sees more than 40% attain A*/A grades.

Over 70% gained A*-B grades. 100 students ‘pass’ out of 130.

Executive Headteacher, Mr Andrew McClusky said: “We are delighted that our students have coped so well with the new linear A level specifications that present an increased level of challenge. I am grateful to the teachers who prepared them so well, and to all of our staff who support our students in countless ways. We are very, very proud of our students’ academic achievements as well as their wonderful work for charities and tremendous commitment to Jewish learning.”

Hasmonean pupil receives 5A* grades

Joshua Daniel, awarded 5 A* grades, says he’s “so happy after receiving my results… I’m especially happy with my A* in Physics, which was a really tough subject. It feels like endless scientific work and experiments have finally paid off! It’s so nice to go into my gap year in a few days knowing that I have somewhere amazing to study natural sciences when I get back. A rewarding career in science doesn’t seem too far away now!”

Habs star Zak Wagman ‘delighted’ with straight A*s

Haberdashers’ Jewish pupil  Zak Wagman, who featured on Jewish News Twenty-Five Under 25 list in 2015, has passed his exams with flying colours.

The School Vice-Captain and Jewish Society member received 3 A*s, and will now attend the University of Warwick to study History.

Zak said: “I’m delighted with the results! It’s nice to see that my hard work has paid off. The teachers have been excellent, they have worked extremely hard to help the whole year group achieve such outstanding results.”

Zak Wagman celebrating his results
Zak Wagman celebrating his results

Ilan and David’s success in Manchester

Two Jewish students from Manchester Grammar School celebrate good grades in today’s A-Level results.

Ilan Mesrie, 18, will study French and management at Nottingham University, adter attaining Two As and Distinction 3 which equates to an A.

David Dwek, 18, will go to Birmingham, to read History and Spanish, after getting an A, Distinction 1 and Distinction 2 which equates to 2 A*s.

Jewish students from Manchester Grammer Left Ilan Mesrie, right: David Dwek
Jewish students from Manchester Grammer
Left Ilan Mesrie, right: David Dwek

Students celebrate success

Rosie Felt, 18, studies at JCoSS, received: A*AC and will study Geography at Birmingham University after deferring. She said:  “I’ve just came back from a month in Costa Rica working with children, desperate to go back for 3 months. I’m still really excited to go to university but also excited to see what life has to offer before”

Rosie (second from the left) celebrating with her JCoSS friends
Rosie (second from the left) celebrating with her JCoSS friends Photo credit: TashPhotography

Zack Solomon, 18, also goes to JCOSS. He received A*AA, and will now studyComputer science & Artificial Intelligence at Birmingham. Speaking to Jewish News, he said his: “grades really reflect how much work I put in, I would like to thank my teacher Mr Kennedy who really helped me through it”.

Former head boy of Kantor King Solomon, Danny Gold, 18, received A*BB, and will now study Physics at UCL. He said he’s “really happy that I got into uni, just happy it’s done!”




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