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.
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.
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.
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.