Kristof Kokosi, 16, was celebrating an A* in English literature last night despite arriving in the country just two years ago hardly speaking a word of English.
The pupil at Ark Elvin Academy in Wembley, London, came to the UK from Hungary.
I started GCSEs without much English knowledge and during those years I've been working extra hard.
I started by memorising 30 to 40 words each day and practised speaking and writing because it wasn't easy. In the second year I stayed at school until 7pm sometimes.
Kristof says his teachers helped by staying behind with him to improve his learning, which has inspired him to take up teaching as a career himself.
Yesterday he gained A* grades in English literature, maths and geography, as well as three more As, a B and two Cs.
Congratulations to him and everyone else who got their results.
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