It turns out Malala Yousafzai has achieved stellar GCSE grades – not that we’re surprised the education activist is living by example.
After winning the Nobel peace prize and travelling the world to fight for girls’ education, is there anything she can’t do?
The 18 year old received six A*s and four As, according to her proud father, who tweeted the results on Thursday.
Balancing school with invitations to speak with prestigious people and world leaders seems like it would be tough, but schoolwork is clearly her priority.
She’s had to decline hundreds of speaking engagements and interviews in order not to miss any school, according to the Guardian.
“I will only miss school for an engagement if it is going to bring real change,” she told them.
What’s next for Malala? She’s hinted at studying arts subjects at A-level and mentioned in the past that she’d like a career in medicine. Whatever she ends up doing, it looks like she’s well on her way to an amazing academic and professional career.
“My dream is to empower myself with education, and then it is a weapon,” she told the Guardian.
Malala and her family relocated to Birmingham after she was shot in the head by the Taliban for her education activism in Pakistan three years ago.
By Reenat Sinay