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GCSE success stories

Published on 22/08/19

A bright future ahead for these students

Zulaikha Naveed has her sights set on a career in medicine after passing eight GCSEs with strong grades.

The 16-year-old from Horfield did especially well in Biology, Chemistry and English Literature.

She said: “I did a lot of hard work and sacrificed a lot of time but it’s been worth it.”

Zulaikha is now going on to take her A levels and then hopes to study medicine at university.

“I would like to become a doctor,” she said.


Alfie Rylatt-Green was thrilled with his results as he passed nine GCSEs and hopes to become a CSI forensics’ officer.

He said: “I’m really happy, I passed everything.”

Alfie, from Lockleaze, is now going onto St Mary Redcliffe sixth form to take A levels in Geography, Psychology and Biology.

He said: “In the future I’m hoping to work in crime investigations possibly forensics.”


Maryam Tariq from Horfield is heading for Colston’s Sixth Form after passing eight GCSEs with top grades.

She said: “I’m very pleased. I worked hard. After my A levels I want to go to university and study law. My ultimate goal is to become a barrister.”





Yasmin Lasku wants to become a politician when she completes her studies.

She said: “My plan is to go on to study politics. I feel like the world needs a lot of changing and I want to contribute to that.”

Yasmin, from Horfield, said she was delighted with her results that included high grades in History, English Literature and Chemistry.

She said: “I’m really pleased. In all the subjects I definitely got the results I was after, which is amazing.”