Schools’ GCSE re­sults take a dip

The Jewish Chronicle - - COMMUNITY - BY SI­MON ROCKER

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.

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