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Somali Teenager from Cardiff, Hannah Yusuf, Got 13 A*s in Her GCSE Exams Results

Wales GCSE results 2016: This Cardiff girl got 13 A*s in her exams (and her sister had 2A*s a year early)

You cannot get any better example of Somali Excellence. Hannah and Amani Yusuf, from Kings Monkton school in Roath, are amazing. Definitely, there is plenty to celebrate in the Yusuf house tonight as these sisters swept the board in their exams.

Hannah (left) and Amani Yusef, from Kings Monkton, who between them scooped a landslide of A* and A grades

Kings Monkton pupil Hannah Yusuf achieved 13 A* grades in her GCSE results. She will now go on to study five A-Levels, Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Maths and History, at the school’s sixth-form.

Hannah, 16, from Splott , then hopes to study medicine at university.

On the same day, her younger sister Amani picked up 2 A*s and 3As on Thursday, having taken five exams a year early.

Hannah said: “The past two years have indeed been full of hard work and many late nights. It will be a time I’ll always look back on; two years of hard work, joy, excitement and relief.

‘I couldn’t have done it without the support of my amazing teachers’

“I have worked very hard to achieve these grades but I couldn’t have done it without the support of my amazing teachers at Kings Monkton who were always willing to help at any time for any matter.”

Kings Monkton independent school in Roath, Cardiff, was saved from closure in April. Now new owners Heathfield want to modernise the site.
Kings Monkton independent school in Roath, Cardiff

She said: “It was the culmination of two years of hard work. I even started crying with joy. It still hasn’t sunk in just yet. It just seems so surreal. I finally got the results I’ve always thought was a dream.

“I’m not sure what I’m doing to celebrate yet, perhaps catch up on yesterday’s sleepless night.”

They ‘totally deserved’ the results

Proud mum Intisar Ibrahim said her daughters “totally deserved” their impressive results.

She said: “I feel very proud of them! I’ve always said to my girls, they should always try their best in everything they do and that alone will make me proud. That’s all I ask. But getting straight A*’s exceeded all of my expectations.

“I would also like to thank all the teachers and staff at Kings Monkton for helping both my daughters academically and personally.”

A Kings Monkton spokeswoman said many subject areas including the sciences all achieved a 100 per cent pass rate of B or above.

Story Originally published at Wales Online.

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