LONDON: Malala Yousafzai, the youngest person to win the Nobel peace prize, has another reason to celebrate after posting a string of top grades in her GCSEs, a set of important exams taken by teenagers in Britain.
She got six A* grades, the highest possible, and four As, the second highest, in the examinations.
“My wife Toor Pekai and I are proud of Malala,” her father Ziauddin wrote on Twitter on Friday. “Education for every child.”
Her top grades were in biology, chemistry, physics, religious studies and two maths exams.
The 18-year-old was flown to Britain in 2012 for hospital treatment after being shot on a school bus in Swat Valley. She now lives permanently in Birmingham, central England, with her family and attends an all-girls school.
Malala was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014 jointly with India’s Kailash Satyarthi for promoting education rights for children.
GCSEs are exams in a wide range of subjects usually taken by all children in Britain at the end of their fifth year in high school. Pupils received their results on Thursday. Malala sat her exams two years after most British teenagers take them.