A-Levels

A-stars but no uni place

August 25, 2011

Haberdashers' Aske's pupil Josh Goodman achieved A-stars in A-level physics, history, Latin and maths.

But the Stanmore 18-year-old will be filling in his Ucas form again this autumn after being rejected by Cambridge University.

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Mum and daughter joining the college set

By Jennifer Lipman, August 25, 2011

When Manchester King David head girl Dayna Rosenthal learned that she had scored four As at A-level, her delight was tempered as she awaited news of the academic future of another member of her household - her mother Suzy.

For after being made redundant, Mrs Rosenthal had applied to become a mature student and completed a number of course-work assignments.

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Twin peaks at NLCS

August 25, 2011

Stanmore twins at North London Collegiate School in Edgware gained a combined seven A-star and A grades.

Gemma and Juliette Ginsberg - who will study at Nottingham and Oxford University respectively -were up before six on results day to discover how they had fared. "We both found exams really hard, so we weren't expecting this at all," Gemma confided.

"Our mum was so happy.

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High among the stars

August 25, 2011

Manchester King David pupil Ben Lewis achieved four A-star grades to secure his place to study natural sciences at Jesus College, Cambridge.

"I don't think it has really sunk in yet," said the 18-year-old.

"I'm absolutely gobsmacked. I thought I'd done fairly well but it's one of those things you can never be 100 per cent sure about.

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Pupils make the grade in capital schools

By Jennifer Lipman, August 25, 2011

London schools are celebrating top, and, in many cases, improved A-level results, placing them high in national tables.

A highlight of a creditable JFS performance was a record 11 pupils taking up Oxford or Cambridge places.

Every exam was passed, half at either A or A-star and 80 per cent at grade B or above.

"Results such as these give us all great pleasure and pride for they are the ou

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A Level results 2011

By Jennifer Lipman, August 18, 2011

Jewish sixth-formers find out their grades at schools across the UK.

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Euro stars training for the future

By Jennifer Lipman, August 18, 2011

Five teenagers from London, Bath and Dublin are spending their summer on a project looking to the future of European Jewish life.

The teens are in Israel on a three-week training and leadership seminar organised by World Ort.

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A Level stars celebrate top results

By Jennifer Lipman, August 18, 2011

Jewish teenagers across the country are celebrating after achieving top A Level results.

Yavneh College in Borehamwood saw pupils achieve an 100 per cent pass rate, with44 per cent gaining an A grade or above.

Joshua Pyzer was among the happy faces at the school this morning, after he found he had gained two A* grades and three A grades.

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Success for Muslim-Jewish twins

By Rebecca Burns, August 27, 2010

North London twins from a Muslim and Jewish background are pursuing Jewish-themed career paths after their A-levels.

Yasemin Narcin hopes to go into primary school teaching via a course at Leo Baeck College. Her brother Yusuf has a place at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama to study classical based trombone performance. He is trombonist in a klezmer influenced band, Gabby Young and Other Animals, which has played at Glastonbury.

The twins, whose mother is Jewish, attended Finchley Progressive Synagogue and a Turkish mosque but it was the Jewish community which left its mark.

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Students reach new level with top A Level results

August 26, 2010

A-level results this year have attracted particular interest because of the introduction of the new A* grade. And many Jewish pupils were star-struck.

At JFS, 48 per cent of grades were As or A*s and more than three-quarters of the 489 results were grade B or above.

Eighty per cent of Immanuel exams were passed at grades of B or better. And King Solomon High School pupils recorded a 99 per cent pass rate overall, with nearly three-quarters gaining a C grade or above.

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