Relative of Alexander Fleming's achieves A* in GCSE Physics

Flow Fleming achieved an A* in GCSE physics Credit: ITV Meridian

A relative of Alexander Fleming - the scientist who discovered penicillin - says she hopes to follow in the footsteps of her great-grandfather's cousin after achieving a top flight of GCSE results.

Flo Fleming who attends Brighton College gained A grades in biology and chemistry and an A* in physics.

She says she's inspired by her relative to continue studying the sciences.

Flo, who lives in Chichester, West Sussex, also gained A grades in English literature, geography, music, PE and Spanish and a B in English language.

Alexander Fleming was famous for discovering penicillin Credit: ITV News

Born in 1881 in Ayrshire, Scotland, Alexander Fleming revolutionised the world of medicine when he accidentally discovered the bacteria-killing properties of a mould substance which he identified as the penicillium genus which he named penicillin on March 7 1929.

He said of his discovery: "When I woke up just after dawn on September 28, 1928, I certainly didn't plan to revolutionise all medicine by discovering the world's first antibiotic, or bacteria killer. But I suppose that was exactly what I did."