Elham Assad Buaras
The 2015 A-levels and equivalent exam results for three Muslim girls’ high schools and one Muslim boys school was released by the Department of Education on January 21.
Tauheedul Islam Sixth Form College continues to excel. 93 percent of girls who sat their A level exams in Blackburn-based sixth form college completed at A*-C grade, with over a quarter at the higher A*-A grades. 76 percent of students leave the college having achieved at least 3 A Levels at A*-C grade.
Asia Ali, Head of Sixth Form described the results as “phenomenal” and praised the students and staff “for working so hard to attain these exceptional results”.
In March 2014, Ofsted evaluated the Sixth Form as “Outstanding”. Inspectors reported that students in the Sixth Form “make rapid progress and impressive gains in their knowledge and understanding”.
Jaamiatul Imaam Muhammad Zakaria in Bradford which received a “Good” Ofsted inspection last year also did well. On average students achieved a ‘B’ A- level grade (entry expressed as a grade) surpassing the national average of C+.
The girls achieved 240.4 average point score per A-level entry compared to the national average of 216.1. The average point score per student provides a measure of the average number of A-level equivalent studied and the grades achieved. The more qualifications undertaken by a student and the higher the grades achieved, the higher the average point score per student.
According to the Department of Education only 12 students were in Darul Uloom Al Arabiya Al Islamiya school. On average students achieved a ‘B’ A- level grade (entry expressed as a grade) surpassing the national average of C+.