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U.K. Jewish schools keep high marks

Jewish schools maintained their high marks after a reorganization of British government tables ranking secondary schools. The rankings are based on students’ performance in GCSEs, the qualifying exams secondary school students in Britain must take to graduate. In the new tables, Jewish schools either maintained or improved their standing relative to the country’s best secondary schools, with six Jewish secondary schools finishing in the top 5 percent. The new tables were compiled to reflect a higher standard for English and math. The continuing high marks from Jewish schools challenge arguments from critics of state-aided faith-based schools, who claim such schools are weak in secular subjects.