Sydney Muslim Students Are High Achievers

SYDNEY – Muslim families across Sydney are celebrating high achieving students who broke boundaries in education and score some of the highest achievements in the state, OnePath reported.

As the HSC ATAR results were announced, Noor Ibrahim scored 99.95, which is the highest achievable mark possible in New South Wales.

Her classmate Fahaad Ahmed has also graduated with an ATAR of 99.85, scoring undergraduate entry offers to study Medicine at the University of Sydney, one of the most elite around Australia.

Azmain Talukder from Western Australia has also achieved 99.95 a perfect score on his Year 12 exams.


Al Faisal College, who ranked 26th in NSW with a state-ranker, Irna Khan, in General Maths. With only 55 students on their honor roll and only six years of HSC admissions, Al Noori is now ranked 42nd in the state. Malek Fahd Islamic School managed to maintain a top 100 ranking.

The HSC results are used by the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) to calculate a rank order of students known as the Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR).

The ATAR is not a mark, nor is it a summary of the HSC. It is a ranking system used to allocate university placements.

Islam in Australia is a minority religious affiliation. According to the 2016 Australian Census, the number of Muslims in the southern hemisphere country constituted 604,200 people or 2.6% of the total population.

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