Malala Yousafzai, Nobel Peace Laureate and girls’ education campaigner, is celebrating achieving top grades at GCSE on Thursday, with her highest scores in science and maths.
The 18-year-old Pakistani, who was shot in the head by the Taliban aged 14 for defying their ban on girls’ education, moved to Britain with her family following the attack.
After emergency surgery, Ms Yousafzai settled in Birmingham, where she was yesterday awarded six A*s and four A grades at GCSE.
Ms Yousafzai achieved top grades in maths, physics, biology, chemistry and religious studies – including a further A* in maths IGCSE.
However, Ms Yousafzai also picked up As in history, geography, English language and English literature.
Ziauddin Yousafzai, Malala’s father, took to Twitter to express his joy at his daughter’s results, saying: “My wife Toor Pekai and I are proud of Malala getting 6A*s and 4As. #education for every child.”
Ms Yousafzai currently attends Edgbaston High School, an independent girls’ school in Birmingham.