A schoolboy who left war-torn Syria is celebrating after receiving some of the best GCSE grades in his school.
HamzaJouma joined Birkenhead Park School two years ago from Romania – where he lived for four years after his family were forced to flee from Syria.
The 16-year-old got some of the best grades in his class – especially in English where he gained a 7 grade, despite English being his third language.
Hamza and his family left Syria when he was ten and he’s thrilled with his results as he wants to become a doctor in the future.
Hamza said: “We came to England two years ago because my father thought our educational opportunities would be better over here.
“I can’t believe I got a 7 in English, I’m really proud of that.
“I’m now going to go to Birkenhead Sixth Form and study physics, biology, chemistry and maths, because I want to become a doctor like my dad.
“I also want to study Arabic in my first year.”
In total Hamza achieved nine GCSE’s from A* to B.
Hamza’s older brother Abdou also achieved record GCSE’S at the school last year, leaving with 10 GCSE’s at A* to B.