A Sight-impaired girl is celebrating after achieving an excellent set of GCSE results despite additional challenges along the way.

Khadija Hussain, a pupil at Eden Girls' School in Walthamstow, was overjoyed achieve six grade 6s, two 5s and one 4 when she received her results today (Thursday, August 20).

Teachers say her achievements were particularly meaningful due to her hard work and commitment to study.

Khadija, who is registered as Severely Sight Impaired, is now looking forward to studying her A-levels in Maths, English and Business Studies at the Joseph Clarke School in London.

The teenager told said that despite facing additional challenges, she always felt supported by her parents, sister and teachers.

She said: “I am incredibly grateful to my family, my teachers, and in particular the school’s special educational needs co-ordinator, Miss Attas, who have all encouraged me to aim high.

“I am so glad that I will be able to go onto the next stage of my studies and am very excited about starting my A-levels.

“I would say to anyone who is facing additional challenges during their education to always believe in yourself, have faith in your own abilities and make friends wherever you can.

“I have made so many friends at Eden Girls’ School and their support has meant the world to me.”

Khadija’s father, Tufail, praised his daughter, who he said had shown extraordinary commitment to her studies. He also praised teachers for their support.

He said: “Khadija is an extraordinary student and has always been a determined child. Whenever she encountered a challenge, she put in extra work so that she could continue to make progress.

“She has been a true inspiration to me and to all of us in our family and we feel incredibly lucky to have such a shining star in our lives.

“The school has worked hard to support us all and has even helped to supply specialist equipment to help Khadija with her learning. We are just so incredibly grateful for all their support.”

Principal Shahina Ahmad said Khadija had always impressed teachers with her work ethic.

She said: “Khadija has been an exceptional pupil and we have enjoyed watching her confidence grow over the years.

“We will always remember Khadija for her commitment to her studies and for her sheer hard work.

“She is a phenomenal pupil and we know that she has a very bright future ahead of her.”