Syrian teenager who smashed his GCSE exams wants to become a doctor like his dad

Hamza Jouma [Photo source: Liverpool Echo]

A Syrian boy who left his war-torn country said he wants to become a doctor like his father after receiving some of the best GCSE grades in his school.

Hamza Jouma joined Birkenhead Park School in Liverpool in 2015 after he arrived in the UK from Romania, where he lived for four years after his family were forced to leave Syria.

The 16-year-old received some of the best grades in his year group – namely in English, his third language, where he achieved a 7 grade.

Hamza and his family parted from Syria when he was ten and he’s over the moon with his grades as he wants to become a doctor like his dad in the future.

Hamza told the Liverpool Echo: “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.

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“I also want to study Arabic in my first year.”

Hamza attained nine GCSE’s from A* to B in total.

His older brother Abdou also achieved record GCSE grades at Birkenhead Park School last year, parting with 10 GCSE’s at A* to B.

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