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2 I LOCAL & NATIONAL NEWS Passion Islam I March 2010
t h e Passion - By Sheikh Sufyan
Muslim schools surpass
national exam averages in the UK
Muslim faith schools continue to C grade, 26 per cent higher than the average), but the results at the
surpass national averages for national average. five Muslim schools in the London
the UK’s GCSE school-leaving The results are seen as all the borough scored a 63 per cent pass
certificates, including in modern more remarkable by the fact that rate.
foreign languages, according to new only 5 of the 63 Muslim schools and One of the voluntary aided
figures compiled. colleges in the UK have state-funded schools, Tauheedul Islam Girls
In a survey of last year’s GCSE voluntary aided status. School in Blackburn, north-west
results at 63 Muslim schools and Students attending Muslim England, has been recognised by
colleges, 61 per cent of students schools were also found to be the government as one of the top
attained 5 or more A* to C grades excelling in underperforming local 100 highest achieving schools in the
[including English and Maths], 11 per authorities, including in Tower country for the last three years and
cent higher than the national average Hamlets, east London, where the in 2009 was awarded the Humanities
of 50 per cent. Muslim community constitute 36.4 Specialist Status.
The performance was even per cent of the population, the highest The performance of students
more outstanding in modern foreign proportion in the country. at Muslim schools is in contrast
languages, with 71 per cent of 1,683 In 2009 the Tower Hamlets with state schools, where Muslims,
students who sat their GCSE (and authority had a 46 per cent pass particularly from Pakistani and
equivalent) in Muslim schools and rate for 5 or more A* to C pass rate Bangladeshi origins, are among the
colleges attained at least one A* to (4 percent lower than the national lowest achievers in the UK.
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