Pupil 'shocked' by 16 A*s
Thursday 27 August 2009
Star pupil Unnat Krishna said today he was "utterly amazed" after achieving 16 A* GCSEs.
The 16-year-old beamed as he opened his results at King Edward VI Five Ways School in Bartley Green, Birmingham.
Unnat, from Wordsley, Stourbridge, West Midlands, will now take his A-levels and hopes to study medicine at university.
"I cannot quite describe how I feel," he said. "I am really shocked and surprised.
"I thought I would get about 10 or 11 A*s but I never expected 16. "I did work hard - I am utterly amazed."
Unnat took 14 GCSEs and an AS Level, which is the equivalent of two GCSEs. His results are believed to be a school record.
Today proved to be an expensive day for his parents, who had promised him a PlayStation game for every A* he gained.
"We've got 16 games to buy now," said his mother, Dr Anjana Sinha. "I'm so proud of him - it's overwhelming. He is very hard-working and has always been bright."
Unnat's father, Dr Kanhaiya Krishna, said: "We are so proud. I knew from the beginning that he would get 13 plus A*s but I did not expect him to get 16. It's a big surprise."
Unnat's 21-year-old brother Akshat added: "I could not expect anything less from him to be honest. I don't think I have ever come across a better student."
Other students at the selective grammar school also scored top marks, with 12 achieving A* grades in at least 10 subjects.
All 157 GSCE students gained five or more A* to C grades and 75% achieved an A or A* in at least 10 of their subjects.
Tim Thomas, 16, battled dyslexia to gain 11 A* grades and hopes to become a top graphic designer.
He said: "I am quite happy. I'm going to stay here and study A-levels."
Of course, teenage girls need role models – but not like beauty vlogger Zoella
Support for EU membership 'at highest level since 1991' with most Brits wanting to stay 'in'
Tony Blair 'says Ed Miliband will lose 2015 general election'
Thousands with degenerative conditions classified as 'fit to work in future' – despite no possibility of improvement
Putin: The US is to blame for almost all the world's major conflicts
Poppy Appeal 2014: This is why I won't be wearing a red poppy this year
- 1 Russell Brand says he will 'probably' give up acting to focus on his revolution
- 2 Watch what happened when food critics were unknowingly served McDonald's
- 3 David Beckham's Haig Club whisky is exactly what’s wrong with the Highlands
- 4 Queen's first tweet: Reply telling Her Majesty to 'f*** off' broadcast on BBC News
- 5 #AskNigelFarage: Twitter starts hilarious Q&A for Ukip leader
£110 - £200 per day: Randstad Education Leeds: Secondary Maths Teacher for spe...
£47,334 - £59,058 per annum: Coventry University: The Centre for Agroecology, ...
£47,334 - £59,058 per annum: Coventry University: Our team of leading academic...
£60 - £70 per day: Randstad Education Leeds: Special Needs Teaching Assistants...