A schoolboy who left war-torn Syria is celebrating after receiving some of the best GCSE grades in his school.
Hamza Jouma joined Birkenhead Park School two years ago from Romania – where he lived for four years after his family were forced to flee from Syria.
After they left Syria he discovered his family home was destroyed in a bomb attack.
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 …