Hasmonean High School was recognised by the Sunday Times as the leading comprehensive school in the country. Here is an extract from the article entitled ‘A Comprehensive Leap of Faith’ by Sian Griffiths:
Jewish faith schools have claimed the four top places among the highest-performing comprehensives in The Sunday Times exam league tables.
Leading the way is Hasmonean High School in northwest London, with 81.5% of A-levels graded A*-B and 60% of GCSEs A* or A. Yavneh College in Borehamwood, Hertfordshire is second, King David High School in Manchester third and the Jewish Free School (JFS) in Brent, northwest London, is fourth.
With 285 comprehensives among our top 500 state secondaries, there is plenty of evidence that mixed-ability education can work. However, the Jewish faith schools prove that it is possible to score truly glittering exam results with a non-selective intake.
Well done to all of our students and teachers! This is an exceptional achievement!
Please note that the first official GCSE written paper is on Tuesday 3rd May 2016. The exam on that day is Geography IGCSE.
Due to the late start of Pesach this coincides with the first day of the Summer Term. Please bear this in mind when making travel arrangements over the holiday.
Students must be in school on time that day. This is a public examination and attendance for those taking these subjects is compulsory.