A TEENAGE murder victim has been awarded four posthumous A-levels thanks to a campaign by her former school to see her academic achievements recognised.
Former Northampton High School deputy head girl, Xing Ding, her 12-year-old sister, Alice, and her parents, Jifeng Ding and Helen Chui, were stabbed to death at their home in Pioneer Close, Simpson Manor, Wootton, Northampton, on April 29, the day of the Royal Wedding.
18-year-old Xing had been due to take her A-levels at the school in Hardingstone this summer, and had been offered a place to study medicine at university in Nottingham.
However she was killed before she was able to take her exams.
But following a request from the school, she has now been awarded four posthumous A* grades in Chemistry, Classic Latin, Mathematics and Biology, after the exams boards used her existing work to predict the grades she would have achieved.
Headteacher Sarah Dixon said: “We were delighted the AQA and OCR examination boards generously agreed to our request for posthumous recognition of Xing’s A-level achievements.
“There is no doubt from all the work she had completed at AS, and in the second year of the sixth form, that she would have gone on to get top grades.
“So it has been comforting to see her certificates, which we will be sending to her uncle, who is a professor of dentistry in the USA.
“Xing also won a bronze medal in the prestigious National Biology Olympiad Competition, which we have already passed on to Professor Ding.”
Xing was known as a popular and gifted student. She was a talented violinist who led the school orchestra, and was a member of its public speaking team.
The Ding family’s killer has not yet been found, and chief suspect Anxiang Du is still at large.
Anyone with information is asked to call Northamptonshire Police on 03000 111 222 or contact Crimestoppers, anonymously, by calling 0800 555 111 or visiting www.crimestoppers-uk.org
Xing Ding, who was murdered with her family in April