Meet the 15-year-old with 15 GCSEs

By Jonathan Kalmus, August 30, 2012

Prestwich 15-year-old Shmuli Tesler can match his age in GCSEs, his 12 A*s this year adding to the three A grades he gained at 14.

The Manchester Mesivta pupil “wouldn’t call myself a brainbox — but I am hard-working. I’ve just got an interest in the subjects.” He had opted to take a high number of exams to increase his chances of securing a place at a top university.


JFS pupils discover the wow factor on results day

By Sandy Rashty, August 23, 2012

“Wow, I can’t believe I’m actually going to university,” said Ron Goodisman, reflecting the excitement of JFS pupils who achieved, or exceeded, their A-level goals.


Northern lights at A-level undimmed by tuition fees

By Jonathan Kalmus, August 23, 2012

High achieving northern A-level students say increased tuition fees have not dissuaded them from university studies.


King Solomon's wisdom pays off in exams

August 23, 2012

Some of the best performers at King Solomon High in Redbridge were Aaron Zack, with two A*s and two As, and Samuel Rabinowitz, with two A*s and an A.


Israeli arrival enjoys the star treatment

By Sandy Rashty, August 23, 2012

Four years after moving from Israel to London with his family, Re’em Moskovitz was the standout A-level student at Bushey’s Immanuel College, receiving A*s in maths, further maths, biology, chemistry and physics.


Five A*s but no university place

By Sandy Rashty, August 23, 2012

Hasmonean student Adrian Bayer has found securing a university place surprisingly difficult, given that he achieved five A*s — maths, further maths, biology, chemistry and physics.

“Earlier this year I experienced first-hand how tough the competition is after being rejected by all four of the universities I applied to — and being offered an interview from only one to study medicine.


Six Israeli universities in top world list

By Sandy Rashty, August 17, 2012

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem has ranked 53 out of the top 500 universities in the world.

The 2012 Academic Ranking of World Universities has given the HU its highest rating since rankings were first introduced in 2003.


Students celebrate bumper year for A-Level results

By Barry Toberman, August 16, 2012

The A-level results of Immanuel College pupils have given outgoing head Philip Skelker the perfect send-off.

In a performance digest issued on Wednesday, the Bushey school reported that more than a third of the 66 exam students achieved three A* or A grades, with eight attaining three or more A*s.