Schools’ GCSE results take a dip
JEWISH SCHOOLS performed less well at GCSE this year, according to provisional government figures.
The Department for Education has published interim results for stateaided schools, showing the percentage of pupils who gained at least five GCSEs from A* to C grade including English and maths. They show percentages down from last year in all but two schools — though generally by just one or two per cent.
The figures do not include re-marks and may be adjusted when the performance tables are published next year.
Two strictly Orthodox girls schools, Yesodey Hatorah in Stamford Hill and Beis Yaakov in Salford, did better on the five-GSCE score this summer than in 2014.
Government concern that exams had become too easy has led to tougher marking over the past two years.
Most state-aided Jewish schools recorded lower English Baccalaureate scores this year compared to last, according to the provisional figures.