Lahore-origin Teenager Creates History By Clearing 34 GCSE Subjects In UK

Of the subjects she passed, she secured 17 A* in exams she had cleared while in grade 10

Lahore-origin Teenager Creates History By Clearing 34 GCSE Subjects In UK

A 16-year-old girl hailing from Lahore has made a record by clearing a staggering 34 subjects in her General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) exams, Geo News reported.

In the recently announced results for the GCSE examinations, it emerged that Mahnoor Cheema, who originally hails from Lahore in Pakistan, had attempted a record 34 exams.

Of these, 17 were attempted as a private candidate when she was a grade 10 student, and she secured a distinction (A*) in them.

She has also reportedly cleared the Mensa Intelligence Quotient (IQ) Test, where she secured an astonishing score of 161, technically making her more intelligent than physicist Albert Einstein. 

Mahnoor and her parents, Usman and Tayyaba Cheema, moved from Pakistan to the UK in 2006. Her parents had moved to pursue higher education and remained there. Mahnoor initially studied at a private school in London before attending the Langley Grammar School in West London.

She aims to take up medicine at the prestigious Oxford University, where former Pakistani prime ministers Benazir Bhutto and Imran Khan had also studied. She has already started preparing for the necessary examinations to secure admission to the prestigious university ranked among the world's top five. Her first attempt at clearing the University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT) and the Biomedical Admissions Test (BMAT) came when she was just 15-years-old.

Her parents were proud of the feat, noting that her teachers in Pakistan and England had worked hard to ensure her success.

Mahnoor's mother, Tayyaba said that the feat breaks a long-held European record. 

In the past, Pakistani student Haroon Tariq broke the current world record by securing a total of 47 As in his International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) O Level and A Level exams around ten years ago.

In 2009, Pakistani national Ali Moeen Nawazish passed a record 23 A-Levels in a year.