We hit top form — now it’s all about sixth form

The Jewish Chronicle - - NEWS -

AS STU­DENTS laughed and hugged out­side Yavneh Col­lege, Bore­ham­wood, last Thurs­day, it was clear the day also be­longed to their proud par­ents, who had no doubt shared in the long spell of re­vi­sion, stress, and quick­fire exam ques­tions over break­fast and din­ner.

Sa­man­tha Ber­man, whose daugh­ter Hol­lie at­tained seven A*s and three As, said she was “very proud and very happy”.

“The first thought I had this morn­ing was how proud my dad would have been to see Hol­lie’s achieve­ments,” she said. “I wish he were here to­day.”

Hol­lie added that the day’s re­sults had been at the fore­front of her mind, and had haunted her all sum­mer.

“I watched The Great Bri­tish Bake Off last night to calm my­self,” she said.

Rochelle Boyne said she was de­lighted to see her son, Oliver, per­form the best in the year, achiev­ing all A*s.

“It’s a re­lief for me as well as for him,” she said. “But he has always been a high achiever, so I am not too sur­prised.”

Moth­ers Lisa Gold­berg and Michelle Werb also rev­elled in the joy of the day. Ms Gold­berg said it was “a nice feel­ing to think of all their new ad­ven­tures to come”, while Ms Werb re­vealed she had been just as ner­vous that morn- ing, af­ter her daugh­ter had made her look first at the re­sults.

Mean­while, with their re­sults in the bag, pupils looked for­ward to the next step.

Miri Shi­rad­ski, who at­tained eight A*s and three As, said her high marks had con­vinced her to take five A-lev­els next year. “I did well in physics, bi­ol­ogy and chem­istry, so I’ve de­cided to keep study­ing them all, as well as maths and geog­ra­phy,” she said.

For Adam Freed­man, his four A*s and six As were only half the rea­son for his hap­pi­ness. “It just feels amaz­ing to know I’ll never be do­ing sciences again,” he said. “I woul d b u r n my notes, but it’s bad for the en­vi­ron­ment. I’ll put them in the re­cy­cling bin in­stead.”

As for Hudi Charin, her achieve­ments meant she could “fi­nally fo­cus on sixth form”, some­thing she had not al­lowed her­self to do be­fore for fear of not get­ting in.

The 16-year-old, who gained eight A*s and two As, said: “I’m ex­cited be­cause we get to do the sub­jects we love. And we also wear our own clothes – so I am now go­ing shop­ping.”

I would burn my notes, but it’s bad for the en­vi­ron­ment

high-achiev­ers looked for­ward to some long-awaited rest and re­cu­per­a­tion

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