Education campaigner and Nobel prize-winner Malala Yousafzai celebrates straight As in GCSEs

Malala was awarded the Nobel peace prize last year for her education campaigning. Credit: PA

Nobel prize-winner and girls' education campaigner Malala Yousafzai got straight As in her GCSEs, her father has revealed.

Miss Yousafzai, who was shot in the head by the Pakistani Taliban in 2012, got six A*s and four As.

Ms Yousafzai, 18, studied at Edgbaston High School in Birmingham, which had an overall pass rate of 98.3% in the GCSE results released yesterday.

She was targeted by the Taliban in Pakistan's Swat Valley when she was 15 because of her outspoken campaigning for girls' rights to education.

She was brought to England and successfully treated at Birmingham's Queen Elizabeth Hospital before making the city her home.

Revealing her results, Ziauddin Yousafzai tweeted: "My wife Toor Pekai and I are proud of Malala getting 6A*s and 4As. #education for every child."

The grades included A*s in maths, biology, chemistry, physics, and religious studies and As in history, geography and english.

Ms Yousafzai was awarded the Nobel peace prize last year for her education campaigning, making her the youngest person ever to receive the honour.