GCSE results delight education chiefs

By Robyn Rosen, August 27, 2009

Early GCSE results included a perfect performance from students at the London Jewish Cultural Centre in Golders Green, who all achieved A-star standard in Jewish studies.

Education manager Judy Trotter was “absolutely thrilled. Some took the exam early so it is great news. I saw how hard these kids worked and how nervous they were beforehand so it’s not fair to say exams are getting easier.”

At Manchester Mesivta, head Phavish Pink was “very pleased” with the results, particularly as the majority of pupils sat the exams early. Asher Ezekiel and Chaim Levenson were among the top achievers.

Although overall performance was down at the King David Liverpool, there were some excellent individual results.

For example, Madeline Hirschfield and Sarah Kauffman each recorded 11 A-stars.

Headteacher Brigit Smith said: “On the whole we are pleased but we are a little disappointed with some of the results. We’re slightly off our target but we hope to do better next year.”

Last updated: 12:45pm, August 27 2009