Ramadan: Exams and Tests, 2020

3 March 2020

This paper is relevant to leaders and staff in primary and secondary schools and tertiary colleges. It is also relevant to anyone involved in administering public examinations including GCSE, GCE, AS, A levels and national curriculum tests (SATs).

ASCL has worked with imams, Islamic scholars, experts, Muslim chaplains in the education sector and education leaders (see Section 10 for a list of endorsers to this paper) to produce this information for school and college leaders. It is designed to help initiate discussions with Muslim students and families on how best they can fulfil their Islamic obligations during Ramadan, including the obligation to perform well in their exams and tests.

The intention of this paper is to provide information and practical advice for schools and colleges; neither the endorsers nor ASCL endorse any particular interpretation of Islamic law or practice. This paper may be used as a positive opportunity to engage with students, enabling them to make decisions for themselves.

Download the guidance here

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