A schoolgirl shared the secret of her success after getting the perfect score in her GCSEs.

Hannah La, 16, said she was over the moon after discovering she achieved grade 9 in all 10 of her subjects.

Her incredible achievement means she is likely to be among just a handful of students to reach such levels of success.

The youngster, whose parents moved to the UK from Vietnam before she was born and who now attends Buxton School in Leytonstone, said consistency was key to getting top grades across the board.

She said: “It feels great, amazing. I can’t quite believe it if I’m honest. It seems like a dream. My amazing school most get a lot of the credit. They really pushed us to get the grades.

"We had after school sessions every day and it has really paid off. The teachers went above and beyond for us and I am so grateful.”

On the secret to her success, she said: “Consistency is the most important factor in doing well in exams. Some of my friends went crazy with revision in the first few weeks and burnt themselves out.

From the start I was doing six hours a day but spacing it out in two chunks in the morning, afternoon and evening. Then in the last few days it was every hour.”

She added: “When I was a kid, people would say I was really able but I don’t really see myself as special or particularly smart or anything. I just work really hard.”

Hannah will now attend Leyton Sixth Form, where she will study A-levels in maths, physics and chemistry.

Head teacher Jackie Bowers-Broadbent said: “I am incredibly proud of Hannah and indeed all of our students. It has been a challenging few years but they have shown incredible maturity and resilience.

"Huge credit must go to our incredible team of teachers whose passion and dedication, giving up their time after and before school to help our students has made a huge difference to their results.

"It is that kind of dedication that makes me proud to count myself among this profession and be the executive head teacher of Buxton School."