Outstanding GCSE results for Abdur

December 22 2018

A STUDENT from Fishponds has been presented with an award for outstanding GCSE results.

Abdur-Rehman Tabraiz achieved five grade 9s in biology, chemistry, physics, history and geography. He also bagged three grade 8s and one 7.

The 16-year-old studied GCSEs at Hanham Woods Academy and is now at CLF Post 16 studying A levels in biology, chemistry and geography.

His talents were recognised in the South Gloucestershire Secondary Education Awards 2018 which acknowledged the hard work of youngsters across Key Stages 3, 4 and 5.

Abdur-Rehman was presented with a certificate and £50 Mall gift voucher by Claudia Fragapane, Commonwealth Games gold medallist gymnast and Strictly semi-finalist.

Mum Franaz Tabraiz said Abdur-Rehman plans to apply to university and would like to work in the health sector: "I am immensely proud of my son and overjoyed with his exceptional GCSE results.

"To achieve these top grades after sitting reformed GCSE exams which were stated to be more challenging for the students than previous years has just shown that hard work overrides everything.  For Abdur-Rehman to receive this award was the icing on the cake!"

The awards also recognised the dedication of school teachers and staff who helped make the student successes possible. There were a total of 118 award winners, covering 18 schools at the event which took place at Aerospace Bristol.