Pupils make the grade in

The Jewish Chronicle - - Community - BY JEN­NIFER LIPMAN

LON­DON SCHOOLS are cel­e­brat­ing top, and, in many cases, im­proved A-level re­sults, plac­ing them high in na­tional ta­bles.

A high­light of a cred­itable JFS per­for­mance was a record 11 pupils tak­ing up Oxford or Cam­bridge places.

Ev­ery exam was passed, half at ei­ther A or A* and 80 per cent at grade B or above.

“Re­sults such as these give us all great pleasure and pride for they are the out­come of highly skilled and fo­cused teach­ing and guid­ance and com­mit­ted hard work by stu­dents,” said Jonathan Miller, head of the Ken­ton school.

“We wish all our stu­dents em­bark­ing on their univer­sity ca­reers con­tin­ued suc­cess.”

A t Has mon­ean, t h e num­ber of passes at A* or A grade were up to 47.6 per cent and a quar­ter of stu­dents achieved at least three A grades.

Two pupils at­tained five A-lev­els. Ra­phy Meyer scored four A*s and one A and is go­ing to yeshivah. “I was hop­ing f o r t h e s e re­sults and thank God I got them,” R a p h y said. “I did put in quite a lot of work.

“I chose to study five sub­jects be­cause I wanted to keep as many op­tions open as pos­si­ble. I think I want to study medicine but I’m still not sure. I’ll prob­a­bly ap­ply to a Lon­don univer­sity.”

Ja­cob Rash­bass had one A* and four As and will be study­ing at Cam­bridge, as will Hasmo girl Gavriella Gold­berg.

Ex­ec­u­tive head Rabbi David Meyer said the im­proved re­sults re­flected the im­pact of the new school lead­er­ship. “These re­sults are es­pe­cially pleas­ing given the true com­pre­hen­sive in­take of the Has­monean sixth form.”

Heads of schools An­drew McCluskey and Rachel Fink pointed out that the exam per­for­mance had been at­tained “whilst our stu­dents have con­tin­ued to de­vote their time to their Jewish stud­ies and to sup­port­ing the lo­cal com­mu­nity”.

Pupils of Yavneh

Has­monean’s Ra­phy Meyer

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