GCSE RESULTS: Student sweeps a perfect 10 A* grades
With his excellent academic record, a good set of GCSE results was written in the stars for 16-year-old Fahd Omar.
Nonetheless he was over the moon on GCSE results day, 20 August, when he discovered that he had a clean sweep with ten A* grades.
Fahd, said: “I felt I could do it as I had been achieving at that level, but you can’t be sure till you see it in writing! I’m so happy all the hard work has paid off.” In September Fahd will start his sixth form studies at GSAL, in maths, further maths, chemistry and biology, to keep open the option of a career in medicine.
Other star performers at GSAL in this GCSE cohort are Gurvir Bagri, Hishaam Amin, Rehana Khan, Sophia Wakefield and Aaron Hundal who all notched up nine A*s and one A. Dhaval Sethi, Rahul Shah and Aditya Tambe each collected eight A*s and two As.
Fahd, who is at the Grammar School at Leeds (GSAL), was one of thirteen students at GSAL who scooped 10 A* passes at GCSE, from a cohort of 203 students who sat the exams this year.
More than two-thirds of passes achieved (68 per cent) were at A*-A, with nearly a third of all students notching up 10 GCSEs at these grades.
In a number of subjects, over 70 per cent of pupils achieved A*-A including in mathematics, music, geography, religious studies, Latin, Greek, Spanish, art and design, textiles, food technology and the double science award.
Principal Mike Gibbons said: “We are extremely proud of our students who have pulled off excellent results. We are particularly pleased to have increased the percentage of A*-A grades this year.”