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Arabic Competency Assessment Score Guidance

JKN Islaah Score (CBS)

Tajweed scores

[section=Absence from Exams and Resits]

Students who are unable to make it to an exam and are likely to be absent must present a valid excuse. All students who are unable to attend an exam must submit to the JKN Admin committee a letter [the student ustadh committee letter] explaining clearly why they should be excused from the exams at least 2 weeks before the exams .

The Committee will then provide either a written formal response within a week of receipt of letter or a formal verbal response within a week, followed by a confirmatory letter (if needed).

The Ustadh committee may decide that:

1. the student’s request to be excused from the exam is rejected. In such circumstances the student will have to repeat the whole year if they did not attend the examination. If this is a mid-year exam- students will receive a zero mark which contributes to the final end of year total as a form of penalty.

2. the student’s request to be excused from the exam is accepted – In such a case the student will be asked to either sit a resit exam at the beginning of the next academic year or have an extensive oral viva exam.   (this will be at the discretion of the Ustadh Committee


[section=Which students will not qualify as having completed the year successfully]

The following students will not be allowed to proceed to the next academic year:

1. Students who have passed all their exam modules as a pass or above in the end of year exam results, but have

  • poor attendance (students will be informed in writing what is defined as poor attendance at the beginning of the academic year i.e. number of days missed)
  • poor conduct and behaviour score
  • a Fail in the end of year ARABIC LANGUAGE COMPETENCY SCORE

2. Students who clearly fail


b. Arabic Grammar  Module

c. Conduct/ Behaviour Assessment – (This will include attendance and assessed behaviour)- All students will be given a CB Score at the end of year

3. Students who have passed the Arabic Grammar , Tajweed modules and the Conduct/ behaviour assessment , but failed other exams will be reviewed by the JKN Ustadh Committee.

The decision may be as follows

a. Conditionally passed the year (such students will be informed what the conditions are)

b. Student must resit the exam

c. Student must repeat the year


[section=Resit Examinations]

1. Some students may be asked to resit exams at the beginning of the next academic year-

  •  If they pass they will go through to the next year and;
  •  if they fail the resit, they will have to repeat the whole year including all the modules and exams.

2. Students who resit, will only be given a result of PASS or FAIL and will not be returned their paper, nor given a percentage

3. There may be individual occasional situations where students have passed their Arabic Grammar/ Tajweed and were given borderline fail for the other exams. Such students will be discussed in the JKN Committee Meeting to decide whether they can go through the next academic year without resits.

4. Note- The end of year exam totals will be a combination of different assessments of competency throughout the year and will not solely be based around a final written paper.   This will be totalled as the ARABIC LANGUAGE COMPETENCY SCORE – No student can progress to the next year unless this score is a pass

Students who repeatedly come late, leave early or miss the same lesson

All modules of Yr 3-4 Islamic Studies and Alim Class are strategically designed to build students up in specific competencies. Every module has been designated to address a set of these competencies and if any student misses a module repeatedly, they will lose out. Any student who is struggling to attend on time (especially the first module/ lesson of the evening) will be strictly penalised unless there is a valid excuse. If this is a recurrent pattern (i.e. more than 3 times), students will be asked to submit a letter to the JKN committee explaining clearly why they have not been attending or presenting late ( Student Ustadh Committee template).

The committee may decide one of two options:

a. Reject the request- In this case if the attendance reaches a poor standard. The student may be warned. If still persists they will be asked to repeat the year at the end of the year, even if they performed well in the exam.

b. Accept the request conditionally- In this case students will be instructed to abide by strict conditions. They will then be monitored and the JKN Committee will have the right to reject a successful completion of the year if they feel the student has not satisfied the conditions or achieved the competencies.


[section=Students who join the academic year late]

The English Islamic Studies and Alim Course will not accept any more students after the first term holidays. It is recognised that students have missed a significant amount of work that it will not be possible for such students to catch up. There may be exceptions in some very rare circumstances if students have a valid reason. The JKN Committee will decide on such matters on an individual basis.


[section=Students who join from other institutes]

There are instances where some students decide to register on to the English Islamic Studies or Alim course, having come from another Institute, after successfully completing some academic years previously. Such students are welcome to join these set courses, but after an official assessment. Every such student must go through the following procedure:
1. The student will be given an initial assessment to measure his/ her competencies and knowledge as a start. The assessment will be done by an assigned ustadh/ Aapa using a standard criteria.

2. The JKN Ustadh Committee will be informed of such a student with their assessment results and a decision will be made as to where such a student will be placed in the academic years.

3. The student will be given a six week trial to measure whether the student is matched to the class they have entered. After the six weeks, another oral assessment will be made by the assigned ustadh/ aapa , and if students  have clearly demonstrated that they have achieved the standards they will be allowed to continue, otherwise they will be placed in the year below.

4. This only applies to students who have registered within the first term time. Any student who registers after this period will not be accepted and will have to wait until the end of the academic year. There may be some exceptions pending a valid excuse or reason.




Every year students will be assessed on all the following competencies

Competency Type How AssessedC– Course AssessmentW-Written Exams Subject Mark
AG.1 Fluency in Reading Arabic with tashkeel C 0-5 10
AG.2 Fluency in reading Arabic without tashkeel C 0-5 10
  1. 3
Recalls Arabic Grammar rules Nahw C/W 0-5 10
  1. 4
Arabic Grammar rules application (with tarkib) C/W 0-5 20
  1. 5
Arabic Grammar rules Sarf (can recall conjugation scales) C/W 0-5 15
  1. 6
Arabic Grammar rules Sarf (can recognise conjugation scales) C/W 0-5 20
  1. 7
Fluency in translating Arabic to English C/W 0-5 10
AG.8 Fluency in understanding Arabic (that what has been translated) C/W
  1. 9
Writing Arabic C/W 0-5 15
  1. 10
Understanding Arabic (Listening) TBA
AG.11 Speaking Arabic (Oral) TBA
TOTAL 100%