Tower Hamlets College

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Tower Hamlets College
Type Further Education
Principal Gerry McDonald
Location Poplar High Street
London
E14 0AF
England
Local authority London Borough of Tower Hamlets
DfE number 211/8066
DfE URN 130418 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Students 6000 (14-18 and adults)
Gender Mixed
Ages 14–no upper age limit
Colours Red & Blue
Website www.tower.ac.uk

Tower Hamlets College (THC) is a large further education college in London Borough of Tower Hamlets, England. The college has four different campuses: the largest is on Poplar High Street, about just 700m north of Canary Wharf; the others are at Arbour Square, Bethnal Green and the TowerSkills on East India Dock Road.

Courses and specialisms[edit]

Tower Hamlets College offers vocational and academic programmes, including A levels, BTECs, International GCSE English and Maths, and GNVQ and ESOL courses.

The College faces increasing competition at sixth form provision from local schools in Tower Hamlets and underwent an OFSTED inspection in December 2013 which awarded the College good college status (Ofsted, December 2013) [1]

The largest ethnic group in the college is Bangladeshi (predominantly Muslims). The college serves one of the Great Britain's largest Islamic society of College. Currently the Ameer of THC is Muhammad Ibrahiim.[2]

As of 2009/10 the college had a 18,986 enrollments, of which 66% were adults age 19 and over.[3]

Tower Hamlets College was featured in the book of The Islamist by Ed Husain, who was a former president of the Islamic Society at THC and explains the growing Islamic fundamentalism of Muslim students part of the Islamic Society during 1992.[4]

History[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.ofsted.gov.uk/inspection-reports/find-inspection-report/provider/ELS/130418
  2. ^ Taking action in college and community – QCA
  3. ^ Raising Achievements – Tower Hamlets College
  4. ^ Ed Husain (2007). The Islamist: Why I Joined Radical Islam in Britain, what I Saw Inside and why I Left. Penguin. pp. 52–60. ISBN 978-0-14-103043-2.

Coordinates: 51°30′31″N 0°01′00″W / 51.5086°N 0.0166°W / 51.5086; -0.0166