LIVE BLOG: GCSE results day 2021

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LIVE BLOG: GCSE results day 2021

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High-flyers from JFS

Outstanding performances include those of:

  • Zoe Burr 10 9s
  • Hilda Leaman 8 9s
  • Olivia Cohen 10 9s
  • Yotam Livini 7 9s
  • Daniel Amselli 9 9s
  • Rachelle Madnick 7 9s
  • Niamh Fox 9 9s
  • Benjamin Rusnak 7 9s
  • Noa Geva 9 9s
  • Alfie Young 7 9s
  • Toby Kershaw 9 9s
  • Charlotte Onona 9 9s
  • Ellie Pines 9 9s
  • Amelia Reeves 9 9s
  • Daphna Tweg 9 9s
  • Samuel Brodie 8 9s
  • Benjamin Diamond 8 9s

JFS gerunds exceptional results

Europe’s biggest Jewish secondary reported strong results for its 2021 GCSE cohort, with 61% of all grades at 9-7.

20.7% of all grades for the new GCSE achieved a top grade of a 9, as Anna Joseph, Interim Joint principal, said she was thrilled.

“Congratulations to all our students who have once again demonstrated commitment to their own learning during a very difficult period, and we join them and their families in celebrating their success.  This is reflected not only in the number of top grades but more importantly in the progress measure for the entire cohort.  This accomplishment reflects the strong partnership between school and home.  Thanks must go to our staff for their tireless dedication, support and professional expertise unfder very trying circumstances. We look forward to welcoming students into our outstanding sixth form in September.”



Hasmonean: ‘Our pupils excelled in challenging year’

Hasmonean Girls and Boys’ Schools have said they are “so proud” of their students’ achievements this GCSE results day.

At Hasmonean Boys’, 67% of all GCSE grades were 9-7 % and 95% of grades were in the 9-4 category.

Headteacher Debbie Lebrett said: “We are especially delighted by the progress students have made both academically and personally during their time at Hasmonean.”

At Hasmonean Girls, 78% of all GCSE grades were 9-7 and 98% of grades were in the 9-4 category.

55% of students gained 8 or more 9-8 grades. Mr Andrew McClusky, CEO of the Hasmonean Multi Academy Trust said: “We are so proud of our students’ achievements. Our students continued to learn throughout the pandemic and these results are a testament to the work that they have done. 

“I am grateful to the teachers who prepared them so well, and to all of our staff who support our students in countless ways.”

“Our students excelled during a challenging and unprecedented year,” said Hasmonean girls’ headteacher, Kate Brice.

King Solomon’s high-achieving GCSE students named!


One of the star pupils, Rebecca Lloyd

The King Solomon School gave special praise to the following students who have all received grades 7 to 9 in all their subjects, which it called “a great achievement.”

• Hannah-Rosa Bronstein
• Emily Chamberlain
• Jasmine Doyles
• Rebecca Lloyd
• Avinhash Nallakumar
• Jessica Preston
• Laila Schiffman
• Sureka Suthakaran
• Harry Sweeney
• Sophieya Thirugnanasampanthan
• Victoria Zlatkovsky

‘Fantastic set of GCSE results’ say Kantor King Solomon

Students celebrate their results

The Kantor King Solomon High School has hailed “a fantastic set” of results as reflecting the hard work and effort of students despite the pandemic.

Overall, 81% grades were 4-9 with 27% at 7-9. 77% students achieved five 4-9 grades including English and Maths.

Particularly strong results were seen in English Language with 90% 4-9, Computer Science with 95% 4-9 and Religious Studies with 92% 4-9 and 37% 7-9 grades.

“I’m so proud of the great achievements of all our students despite the challenges and uncertainties of the pandemic,” said headteacher Hannele Reece. 

“Congratulations to all our students and the team of staff that supported them in achieving these wonderful results. 

“I wish all our students the very best in their next steps and look forward to welcoming many of Year 11 back to begin the next stage of their journey.”

Yavneh’s high-flyers

Mazeltov to Yavneh’s top performers!

Grade 9 (Grade 8)
Jacob Greenfield 10
Benjamin Hirschfield 10
Hannah Adam 9 (1)
Ellie Fishman 9 (1)
Katie Saleh 9 (1)
Grace Steinberg 9 (1)
Noah Grose 8 (2)
Avi Hyman 8 (2)
Yasmin Marco 8 (2)

Yavneh pupils have ‘outdone themselves’

Borehamwood-based Yavneh College has registered 34% of grades at 9-8, as the head praised students work-ethic during the pandemic.

Executive Headteacher, Mr Spencer Lewis said: “Following a very difficult period of disruption to school life over the last 18 months, Yavneh College pupils have once again outdone themselves with an incredibly impressive set of GCSE results.”

“These results are based on a rigorous set of school based assessments and tests providing each teacher with the information required to assign pupils their correct grades.

“I am so proud of each and every Yavneh College pupil for all their hard work and thank our wonderful staff for their dedication and professionalism which led to the pupils doing so well.’

JCoSS’ high-performers at GCSE revealed

JCoSS school has said that its list of top achievers is more gender-balanced than has formerly been the case.

Among many outstanding individual performances the school has named are those of:

  • Michaela Jackson – Grades: 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9
  • Natan Boyd – Grades: 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9
  • Daniella Finch Cohen – Grades: 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 8
  • Adam Jacobs – Grades: 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 8
  • Scarlett Sherman – Grades: 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 8
  • Lara Gubbay – Grades: 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 8
  • Samuel Gassner – Grades: 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 8 8
  • Dillon Waterman – Grades: 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 8 8
  • Sarah Clif – Grades: 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 8 8
  • Hannah Meyerowitz – Grades: 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 8 8
  • Isaac Reuben – Grades: 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 8 8
(Credit: JCoSS)

JCoSS: ‘Stunning set’ of GCSE results

JCoSS has heralded another “stunning set” of GCSE results in the second pandemic-affected year, with 56% of all results at Grade 7 or higher.

Eighteen students scored at least 9 Grade 8s or better, and in several subjects 25% of all grades were at the top possible Grade 9 – including in Jewish Education and Computer Science.

The school said that while the system of teacher-assessed grades “has some drawbacks it is gratifying that it has recognised the talents of our students.”

Headteacher Patrick Moriarty said: “We rejoice with our students and their families at the excellent results that they have achieved – both in absolute outcomes and in meeting and exceeding personal goals. 

They have faced huge uncertainty and difficulty during the course of the 2-year GCSE courses and have risen to the challenges with phenomenal resilience.”

JCoSS head Patrick Moriarty at the previous Jewish Schools Awards

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Head praises Immanuel staff for going ‘above and beyond’

Gary Griffin, Head Master said Immanuel’s results are “an enormous testimony to both students and staff that we have achieved such impressive grades during a period when education was so seriously disrupted by the pandemic.

“I wish to pay tribute to all my colleagues for going above and beyond in ensuring that this cohort has been so well prepared and we have every confidence that that they will go on to achieve excellent results at A level in (we hope) more conventional circumstances.

“We will have record numbers of students in our Sixth Form next year and they can feel confident that the future will be very bright indeed.”

Outstanding results for Immanuel

Immanuel College announced a stellar set of results for its 2021 cohort of GCSE students.

The Bushey-based school registered 32% of entries awarded grade 9 and 58% were 8-9.

Numerous students achieved an amazing clean sweep of eleven grade 9s, including Shira Hakimian and Noah Namdar. Maya Dahan also achieved an incredible eleven grade 9s plus a grade 8, taken the previous year.

Immanuel pupils Shira Hakimian and Noah Namdar, pleased to receive their results

Welcome to Jewish News GCSE results day 2021 live blog!

As Jewish students across the country nervously wait for their results, Jewish News will bring you all the latest updates and pictures.

We will bring you results from key Jewish secondary schools, including JFS, Hasmonean, JCoSS, Yavneh College and more, as well as from Jewish students at non-Jewish schools.

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