Annie Lunnon | Contributing Writer | Friday, 21 August 2015

Malala Yousafzai Has Aced Her GCSEs

Malala Yousafzai Has Aced Her GCSEs

The Debrief: She’s now got a string of straight-As, as well as her Nobel Peace Prize

Malala doesn’t need an introduction. After becoming the youngest ever Nobel Peace Prize winner – together with Indian child rights campaigner Kailash Satyarthi, for their work risking their lives for children’s rights – and showing immense bravery after being shot by the Taliban for writing a diary against their regime in north-west Pakistan, Malala has become one of the world’s best-known female education rights campaigners. She also happens to have just aced her GCSE exams. 

The 18-year-old girls’ education campaigner achieved an impressive 6 A*s and 4 As, including Maths, Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Geography, all while opening an all-girls school in Lebanon for Syrian refugees, working on her Malala Foundation and campaigning for world leaders to prioritise universal education.

Her dad Ziauddin Yousafzai broke the news on Twitter: ‘My wife Toor Pekai and I are proud of Malala getting 6A*s and 4As. #education for every child.’ 

Last year at the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony Malala said: ‘Why is it that countries which we call strong are so powerful in creating wars, but are so weak in bringing peace? Why is it that giving guns is so easy, but giving books is so hard?’

She also said that while at school, she and her classmates would doodle mathematical formulas and equations. No wonder she got an A* in both her Maths GCSE and IGCSE. 

Malala, you’re incredible.

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