Over half the pupils at a Muslim girls school in Blackburn (58%) have achieved the top A*- A grades in their A Levels.
Tauheedul Islam Girls’ High School (TIGHS) achieved its best ever results with 99% of A Levels completed at A*- C grades.
The national average for the top grades was 26.4% and the proportion gaining A* to C was 78.4%.
Ayah Shah achieved three A*s – in Biology, Chemistry and Arabic – as well as an A grade in Maths. She is going on to study Medicine at the University of Manchester.
Aasia Bibi Majid achieved an A* in Religious Studies and A grades in Literature and Psychology. She will study Law at the University of Manchester.
Aasia said, “I feel incredibly blessed to have studied at Tauheedul. I owe everything to my teachers and parents.”
TIGHS’ Sixth Form has over 160 students completing a range of A Level and vocational courses.
Asia Ali, Head of Sixth Form, described the results as “really exceptional” and thanked students and staff “for their phenomenal efforts and devotion throughout last year.”
In March 2014, Ofsted evaluated the TIGHS Sixth Form as “outstanding.” Inspectors reported that students in the Sixth Form “make rapid progress and impressive gains in their knowledge and understanding.”