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GCSE students at an Islamic school in Tower Hamlets all get five 'A*' to 'C' grades

PUBLISHED: 19:00 27 August 2009 | UPDATED: 14:46 05 October 2010

By Else Kvist Students at an Islamic school inside a famous East End mosque have all gained at least five A* to C grades at GCSE. It was the second year running that the London East Academy, based at the East London Mosque on Whitechapel Road, got a

By Else Kvist

Students at an Islamic school inside a famous East End mosque have all gained at least five 'A*' to 'C' grades at GCSE.

It was the second year running that the London East Academy, based at the East London Mosque on Whitechapel Road, got a hundred per cent 'A*' to 'C' grades.

One of the around 20 pupils achieved 11 GCSEs with three 'A*' in maths, science and Arabic.

Deputy Head of the School, Hasan Kausar Ahmed, commented, "The results are very impressive considering pupils only spend 50 per cent of the time on GCSE subjects and the remaining 50 per cent being taught Islamic Studies which are not tested for GSCE. This gives other schools a clear advantage."

The school was set up five years ago.

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