Ta’allum Students Head for University After Outstanding AS Level Achievements

Ta’allum Academies were delighted to report unprecedented success in this year’s external results for IGCSE, AS and BTEC continuing the upward trend of their rapidly rising results. This year saw the best set of results for Ta’allum students, showing that they can compete with the brightest students internationally. They performed at levels well above international norms in most subjects, with outstanding performances noted in the core subjects, English, Arabic, Maths and Science, as well across many optional subjects.

Centre Assessed Grades, IGCSE, AS and BTEC results for Summer 2020 were undoubtedly different this year, but Ta’allum’s Director of Education, Dr Mohammed Saefan, was determined to stress that some things remained the same. He said ‘These excellent results reflect, as they always have, years of hard work and dedication. Our students, their families and teachers should be rightly proud of their achievements. The grades are hard won results, that reflect the hours of studying and learning that our students have invested. Whilst they have come about in unusual ways, they are no less of an achievement and I would like to congratulate everyone on these outcomes, having navigated an incredibly stressful period. Our staff approached this new awarding system, professionally and with the utmost integrity’. 


                                                  Ta’allum CEO Mr Ahmed Al Mannai                          Director of Education Dr Mohammed Saefan

Ta’allum CEO Mr Ahmed Al Mannai said ‘These results reflect a culmination of learning over a number of years and as such I’d like to thank our KG and Primary schools for laying the foundations for this and our parents for the love and support they have provided – especially during the last few months of exceptional uncertainty. Congratulations to the class of 2020. I know you have exciting futures ahead; And let us know all about your successes in the future so that your stories can inspire the next generation of Ta’allum students.’

 For Thanaweyah, all 3 schools achieved their highest ever pass rates with AMAG 98% and AJA 96% respectively, whilst AMAB achieved a 100% success rate for the 3rd year in succession. More than 70% of grades across the 3 schools were in the highest bracket at A-C. Ta’allum will be offering students 2- year A level courses.

In terms of individual student successes, the highest achievers in 2020 include:

  • Mohammed Yousef Al Hor, of Al Maha Academy for Boys, with 5 straight A grades and now moving on to study Medicine at Qatar University.
  • At Al Maha Girls, Al Dana Khalid Al Abdulla achieved 5 AS levels with 4 A grades and is now studying Medicine at Weill Cornell University. Fariha Firuz achieved 4 A grades and is now completing 2- year A level courses.
  • For Al Jazeera, Mohammed Shaikhan achieved 4 A’s at AS level and will study Medicine in the UK. There were 4 A grades for Raghad Ibrahim who will also study Medicine at Weill Cornell University.  There was remarkable success for Majed El Khalifa, who achieved 3A grades at AS level a year early. Majed is now studying for full 2-year A levels with a view to making an application to the prestigious, world renowned, Oxford University in England. 

Although Graduation Celebrations were unable to go ahead this year following the continued restrictions of large social gatherings, it is hoped that a future celebratory event will be planned for students and their families when the Pandemic is over.

Congratulations once again to all the students on their exam performance and we wish them continued success in the future.

The following students also achieved exceptional results and have secured university places:

AJA Boys

Mubarak Al-Maadid - Medicine at Qatar University

Hussain Mhssin - Cyber Security at University of Portsmouth UK

AJA Girls

Dana Al-Sayed - Medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine

Amna Al-Hor- Engineering at Texas A M University

Omnia Elgohary- Biology at the University of Kansas, US

Salma Sewifi- Education at University of Nottingham in Malaysia

Maytha Shrame- Culture and Politics - Georgetown University



Aldana Al Ali - Chemical Engineering Texas A&M University.

Muneera Kaldari, with 3 A grades, is reading Medicine at Weill Cornell University

Maheen Zafar is seeking to study Medicine at McMaster University in Canada.



Khaled Ahmed Al Hassa is studying Mechanical Engineering at Texas University

Ali Khalid Al-Kubaisi - Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Liverpool University in England

Mohammed Ibrahim Al Assmakh - Business - University of Leeds

Ali Ibrahim Al Haddad - Petroleum Engineering - Texas University

Mohammed Khalid Al Sahlawi - Politics and Economics - Arizona University

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