Triumph over pain​

By John Fisher, August 25, 2016

Oliver Sapier has achieved his dream of a place at university after battling with a lifelong chronic bowel condition.

The teenager from Alwoodley, who studied at the Grammar School at Leeds, spent the first two years of his life in hospital and has been in constant pain ever since.

However, despite taking 60 medications a day, and being fed intravenously until recently, he is celebrating gai


It's another glorious year for the A-level go-getters

By Simon Rocker, August 25, 2016

Jewish schools have maintained their academic momentum with another set of A-level results to delight pupils, parents and teachers.

Yavneh College will be sending a record eight students to Oxford and Cambridge- nearly 10 per cent of its sixth form - while JFS went one better than its previous Oxbridge best with 17.

Hollie Berman, from Bushey, who is off to Cambridge to study English after g


Good showing for Jewish secondary schools in new league tables

By Josh Jackman, January 29, 2015

The top performing Jewish secondary school in England is north London’s Yavneh College, according to A-level results revealed today.

Department of Education statistics released on Thursday show that the Borehamwood academy came joint 84th in A-level results last year, with an average score per pupil of 255.6 – the equivalent of a B grade.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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


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.