Jewish students across the UK celebrated on Thursday as the long awaited exam results were finally revealed. At Immanuel Collage, 51% of all students achieved A*-A Grades at A Level and 23% of all grades were A*.
Ecstatic Headmaster Garry Griffin told the Jewish Weekly,
“We are delighted with this year’s A level results at Immanuel College which are even better than last year’s, despite the fact that the examinations have been made more rigorous and demanding as a consequence of government reforms. I would like to congratulate the students – and their teachers – who have worked so hard to achieve these magnificent grades which are thoroughly deserved. ”
At Hasmonean High School, over 44% of A Level students attained A*/A grades and over 65% gained A*-B.
The following represents the percentage of the total grades.
|GRADE A* & A||44|
|TOTAL NUMBER OF CANDIDATES||123|
The school told The Jewish Weekly, “ We are delighted for our Year 13 graduates who have attained excellent A Level results. A significant number have outperformed their target grades.
We are especially delighted with our Maths A Level results where 72% of the grades were A or A*.
A high number of students attained top grades, with Natan Maurer, who has secured a place to study Law at Cambridge with 4 A*s commenting: “I am incredibly pleased with these results, which I could not have achieved without the help of the network of teachers both inside and outside lessons, and the support of fellow students within Hasmonean. The leadership of the school has created an environment in which I and many others are able to reach their full potential.”
Yonina Jaffe has secured a place to study Veterinary Medicine at Cambridge with 3 A*s commenting: “I am thrilled with my results and so grateful for all the support of my school and teachers! Hasmonean gave me the confidence to make a real go at sciences and I’m excited to continue this at the next stage in university.”
The vast majority of students will go on to study at yeshiva and seminary and then take up places at prestigious institutions which include Cambridge and other Russell Group universities.
Students who studied for vocational courses and the EPQ have also excelled, enabling them to progress to higher education.
Executive Headteacher, Mr Andrew McClusky said, “We are delighted that our students have coped so well with the challenging A level specifications this year. Our BTEC and EPQ results are also very pleasing indeed. I am grateful to the teachers who prepared them so well, and to all of our staff who support our students in countless ways. We are exceptionally proud of our students’ academic achievements as well as their wonderful work for charities and tremendous commitment to Jewish learning.”
Head of Hasmonean Boys’ School and Acting Head of Hasmonean Girls’ school, Mrs Debbie Lebrett, said, “We are especially delighted by the progress students have made both academically and personally during their time at Hasmonean. We know that in future years the whole community will benefit from their success. Our thanks go to each and every member of staff who have made a difference to their lives.”