A student from Ark Evelyn Grace Academy in Brixton is celebrating great A-level results and a place to study at a top medical school.
Hibo Yusuf was born in Somalia and grew up in Brixton. She got A grades in maths and chemistry and a A* in biology.
She is going to study medicine at Queen Mary’s in London. The school said that, throughout her time at Evelyn Grace, Hibo was “an exceptional student – modest, supportive and extremely hard working”.
She said: “I had three university offers and have decided on Queen Mary’s.
“I did work experience in a neurology department and the intensive care unit. It ignited my interest in medicine.
“I want to make my family proud as they have always wanted the best for me and encouraged me to do something that I will love.
“I am from Somalia and was brought up in Brixton. When I visited Somalia, I felt like I wanted to give back and so tutored some younger kids. I could not imagine achieving what I have if I had gone to another school.”
Another Ark Evelyn Grace student, Hugo Pestana-Marques, achieved a distinction in his BTEC IT professional diploma course.
“There was something new to learn every day and thanks to the amazing support from our teachers, I can happily start my dream journey,” he said.