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JEWISH students across Manchester enjoyed another successful year of A-level results yesterday.
King David High School pupils achieved a 100 per cent pass rate.
Eighty per cent of all grades achieved were A* to B and 32 per cent of all grades achieved were A*. Fifty-two per cent of all grades achieved were A* and A.
KD High governors’ chairman Joshua Rowe said: “We are hugely proud of the achievements of each and every one of our students.
“Three Bs, for certain students, can mean a lot more than three A*s for others and their efforts deserve every accolade.”
Six of the eight students who received offers from Oxbridge will take their places there and all the medical applicants and those for veterinary sciences have their places, too.
Virtually all students have their choice offer of university, as well.
Nathan Domnitz, Maxim Mallerman and Yavneh pupils Fabian Bor and Elliott Cohen gained four A*s.
Nathan will read medicine at the University of Warwick.
Tal Beer received three A*s, one A and an EPQ grade A, Ehud Kirsh three A*s and one A and Yavneh’s Charlotte Zemmel two A*s, two As and an EPQ grade A*.
Head girl Charlotte will read natural sciences at Cambridge.
EPQs stand for Extended Project Qualifications and are the equivalent to half an A-level.
Arron Gabel, Olivia Hamburg, Gabriel Hamburger and Daniel Lefton gained three A*s, while Thomas McGowan, Rachel Valins and Yavneh’s Matt Handler and Sam Prais gained three A*s, plus A at AS-level.
Rachel will read medicine at the University of Birmingham.
Ruth De Wijze received two A*s and one A plus a B at AS-level, as did Joshua Fine.
Ruth will read English literature and philosophy at the University of Sheffield.
Annie Hyman gained two A*s and one A, as did Sophie Jackson, while Francesca Kelly received two A*s and one A, plus a C at AS-level, with Abe Lisberg, who will read history at the London School of Economics, receiving two A*s, one A and a B at AS-level.
Dania Mann-Wineberg, of Yavneh, received one A* and two As and will read medicine at the University of Manchester, while Katrina Corrick, gained one A*, two A*s and a B at AS-level, Sabrina Kaye one A*, two As and an A at AS- -level, Sabrina Kaye one A*, two As and an A at AS-level and Galia Shomron one A*, two As and an A at AS-level.
Nathan Boroda gained three As and a B at AS-level, Curtis Endlar three As and a B at A-level and Ryan Grossman one A*, one A and three Bs.
Libby Cooper had a place at Nottingham University, but has decided to join Greater Manchester Police instead.
She said: “I want to increase the Jewish and female representation among the force and I want to help to protect the Jewish community in these worrying times.”
Manchester High School for Girls’ pupil Leah Bolchover secured two A*s, in biology and religious studies, and an A in chemistry.
Leah, of Cheadle, will read medicine at the University of Bristol.
The daughter of Carol and Jeremy Bolchover said: “I love interacting with people and have always been passionate about helping those less fortunate so, coupled with my interest in all things science, medicine seemed like the natural choice for me when it came to a career path.”
Altrincham Grammar School for Girls’ pupil Charlotte Buchalter gained three A*s and will read medicine at the University of Birmingham.
The daughter of Sharon and Ian Buchalter, of Hale Barns, she scored top marks in maths, chemistry and biology.
Among Withington Girls School’s star performers was Adi Jacobson, of Radcliffe.
She secured three A*s, in maths, physics and further maths and will read physics at Christ Church College, Oxford.
Imogen Carlson, of Prestwich, Frankie Shalom, from Hale Barns, and Dionne Elgott, who lives in Hale, also achieved outstanding results, each notching up one A* and two A grades.
Imogen scooped an A* in biology and As in chemistry and geography and will read veterinary science at the University of Bristol.
Frankie has secured her offer at King’s College London to read history after achieving an A* in English literature and As in history and maths.
Dionne will go on to read psychology at the University of Manchester after achieving an A* in psychology and As in religious studies and English language.
The high-achieving boys at Manchester Grammar School included Saul Blankstone, of Altrincham, who achieved one A*, two As and a Distinction Two in his Cambridge pre-university examinations.
He will now read archaeology and anthropology at St Hugh’s College, Oxford.
Josh Forshaw, also of Altrincham, was awarded two As and a Distinction One in his Cambridge pre-university examinations and is off to read law with French law at Queen’s College, Oxford.
Gabriel Koslover was awarded two Distinction One results in his Cambridge pre-university examinations as well as a further A.
He will read economics and management at the University of Bristol, while David Dwek achieved one A and both a Distinction One and Distinction Two in his Cambridge pre-university examinations.
At Manchester Mesivta, 67 per cent of grades were awarded A* to B grades.
Moshe Kramer gained three A*s and Gavriel Seitler achieved four As, while Gavriel Marks gained two As, Aaron Landes one A and Menachem Lewis one A in AS-levels.
Principal Rabbi Binyomin Sulzbacher said he was “extremely pleased” with all the school’s achievements.
He pointed out that the pupils achieved their results while devoting each morning to a full programme of kodesh studies.
The pupils take their exams a year early, at the age of 17.
At Holy Cross College, Bury, E Goodman, J Lewis and Z Maskill all received three A-levels each.