Northampton teen Leukaemia patient Parjev scores high in GCSE results

A 16-year-old Northampton student, who received tuition while he was fighting Leukaemia in hospital, wants to be a banker after achieving high grades at GCSE.

Thursday, 23rd August 2018, 1:38 pm
Updated Monday, 3rd September 2018, 12:16 pm
Parjev got two 7s and one 8 among other results this morning.

Northampton School for Boys (NSB) student Parvej Miah, 16, of St James is currently in remission after battling cancer since the beginning of exam season when he was in year 10.

While he spent time receiving treatment at Northampton General Hospital and Nottingham University Hospital, he received private tuition and had extra help from NSB to get him through his important exams.

Today the student, who has been in hospital for eight months, went to school this morning to open his exam results; he was over the moon to pass seven GCSEs and excelled in maths, scoring an 8.

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He said: "It's been a really hard time and I'm very proud.

"At the start I was stressing a lot but I did have private tuition in hospital and when I got out of hospital, and the school helped me a lot as well."

Parvej is now hoping for a place at NSB sixth form where he wants to study maths, economics and product design in a bid to be a banker or accountant when he's older.