A Level stars celebrate top results

By Jennifer Lipman, August 18, 2011
All smiles at Immanuel College

All smiles at Immanuel College

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.

Others celebrating stellar sets of results included Adam Wolinsky, with an A*, two As and a B, and Avital Aarons and Solomon Ishack, who both received two As and an A*.

The Yavneh headteacher Dr Dena Coleman said she was delighted that so many of the school's pupils had been rewarded with such excellent outcomes and would be able to study at top universities.

"We wish them every success in their future studies," she said.

At Immanuel College, pupils were delighted to find that they had achieved the grades necessary for their universities of choice.

Fleur Freedman will be studying psychology at UCL after she collected results of three A * grades. Amos Wittenberg, who did not drop a single mark on his history paper, achieved likewise.

Head girl Emily Lewis is off to Birmingham University after achieving three As, while Adina Koorlander will take up her place at the Courtauld Institute for art history after she gained three As.

JFS pupils also excelled, with school achieving a 100 per cent pass rate and improving on high scores of the previous year. Half of all results were wither A or A* grades, while 80 per cent of results were grade B or above.
In total, 11 JFS pupils will now take places at Oxford or Cambridge, a new record for the school.

"Results such as these give us all great pleasure and pride for they are the outcome of highly skilled and focussed teaching and guidance and committed hard work by students," said headteacher, Jonathan Miller. "We wish all our students embarking on their university careers continued success."

At Gateways School in Leeds, Amanda Brill won her place to study physics at Imperial College after gaining an A* and two A grades.

Hasmonean High School also celebrated a bumper year, with a quarter of the year achieving at least one A* grade. Two students gained five A Levels, while a further six were successful in four subjects.

"That many students achieve above their target grades is a testament to the hard work of all students and staff and to the continuing support of our parents and governors," said Rabbi David Meyer, executive headteacher .

The Chabad Lubavitch schools in Hackney also enjoyed a 100 per cent pass rate, putting the schools in the top 25 per cent of those in the borough.

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Last updated: 4:28pm, August 18 2011