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Nearly half (49 percent) of all grades at Immanuel College were awarded at 9, 8 or A* with 29% being the highest grade possible (9 or A* equivalent).
70 percent of all grades were awarded at 9 – 7 or A* – A, with 97% at 9 – 4 or A* – C.
Gideon Futerman, Raquel Menashe and Sarah Root achieved a clean sweep of grade 9 and A* results in all their subjects.
Immanuel headmaster Gary Griffin said: “We would like to offer our congratulations to all our Year 11 students on receiving such an excellent set of results – which continue to break College records!
“We are so proud of everyone’s accomplishments, which are the culmination of hard work and dedication by students and teachers alike. We look forward to welcoming students back to embark on their A Level courses in September.”
90 percent of GCSE students at Yavneh College achieved 5+ standard passes including English and maths.
44 percent of students achieved 9 to 7 grades, while another 79 percent were awarded 9 to 5 grades, with 26 percent of grades at 8 or 9 (A*).
Executive Headteacher Spencer Lewis said: “I am delighted to announce another fantastic set of GCSE results. Yavneh College pupils have worked very hard and should be really proud of what they have achieved again this year. Together with last week’s exceptional A Level results that placed Yavneh College as the best performing non selective state school in the UK at A Level, this is a testament to the hard work and dedication of the pupils and of the incredible team of staff at our school.
“In addition to these excellent GCSE results, we are extremely proud of those pupils who have taken vocational courses in Business Studies, PE and Digital Media and who have done incredibly well.”
Kantor King Solomon has achieved over 87 percent of students gaining English and over 75 percent achieving Maths.
According to the school, Jewish Studies continues to be a strength, with 82 percent of students achieving grades 4-9 and over 35 percent achieving grades 7-9 in GCSE Religious Studies.
Head Hannele Reece said: “I am so proud and delighted for the entire school, that we have maintained our amazing success at GCSE. The staff, students, parents, Governors and the entire community have committed to the success of our school.
“These results are testament to the focus, determination, skill and tenacity of our teaching staff and our students. It has been a difficult year for many of our year 11 students and I am tremendously proud of the whole year group.
“Kantor King Solomon continues to move from strength to strength, I am so proud of all our staff and students and all their hard work.”
92 percent of students at JFS achieved five or more standard GCSE passes including English and Maths.
Of these, 80 percent were grade 5 or above, with nearly half (46 percent) of students achieving achieving 9 to 7 grades. Another 28 percent of grades were at 8 or 9 (A*).
Headteacher Rachel Fink said: “Today’s outstanding results are the culmination of the collective hard work or our students and staff together with support from home. I am deeply proud of all our students who have shown such commitment to their studies as a step towards their future goals.
“In keeping with our drive to promote positive well-being we have chosen not to name individual students for praise. We have many students who have attained a clean sweep of top grades, many who have made remarkable progress in terms of their value added grades and others who have succeeded despite personal challenges that impacted on them over the past two years.”
JCoSS announced record-breaking results this year, with half of results at grade 7 (A) or higher. Another 18 percent of grades were at 9, compared with the 3 percent national average.
Meanwhile, 32 percent of results were grades 8 or 9, and seven students achieved at least 9 grade 9s, of whom three scored 10. A third of students achieved at least 8 GCSEs at grade 7 or higher.
83.2 percent of results were graded at grade 5 and above, which is a strong pass – marking an increase since last year. 93 percent of results were at grades 9 to 4.
Over 30 percent of grades in Jewish education, biology, physics, chemistry and history were at 9.
Headteacher Patrick Moriarty said: “We are delighted by the outstanding GCSE results that our students have achieved, which surpass our already strong track record.
“Their hard work and resilience, married to the expertise and care of their teachers, have enabled them to meet the increased challenges of new specifications with flair. I am exceptionally proud of students and colleagues alike.”
Hasmonean High School has been celebrating top results, where more than half of all GCSE grades were A*/A/9-7 (53 percent this year). Over 90 percent of grades were in the A*-C/9-4 category.
Katherine Brice, head of Hasmonean Girls’ school, said: “These impressive results are the product of hard work by the girls who have maintained their commitment to Jewish Studies alongside their secular subjects.
“We are very proud of our students’ achievements and are delighted that so many of them have exceeded their target grades. We are delighted to congratulate each one of them on their personal achievements, and are grateful to our dedicated and talented staff who have guided and supported them academically and pastorally.
Debbie Lebrett, head of Hasmonean Boys’ School and acting head of Hasmonean Girls’ school, said: “Hasmonean students have continued to find success in their secular studies whilst maintaining a focus on both Jewish Leaning and leadership opportunities.
“We are particularly proud of our students’ achievements given that they have sat very challenging GCSE examinations. We are delighted to congratulate each one of them on their personal achievements, and are grateful to our dedicated and talented staff who have guided and supported them academically and pastorally.
The Haberdashers’ Aske’s Boys’ School has achieved their best results on record for the top grade at GCSE.
73.4 percent of all grades were 9, 8 and A*, with another 23 percent of students achievign 10 or more straight 9,8, and A*s.
Over half, 51.1 percent, were at grade 9, while a further 31 students achieved nine top grades.
10 students achieved all 9s and A*s, while 94 percent of all grades in Mathematics and Design Engineering were 9 and 8.
Gus Lock, headmaster, said: “I am delighted to see that our students are clearly excelling right across the curriculum, from the sciences to the creative subjects.
“The importance of developing creativity and complex problem-solving skills in young adults, who will inherit a world increasingly influenced by artificial intelligence, is essential.”
Max Joseph, who is member of the Habs Jewish Society and a footballer enthusiast, received 10 straight 9/A*.
“I am over the moon with my results,” he said. “Thanks to my parents and all of my teachers at Habs for the hard work they put in to help us achieve the very best grades. I am fortunate to attend such a wonderful school.”