CHINESE student Danny Zhan hardly spoke any English when he started his GCSEs in Doncaster two years ago.
But language barriers have proved no problems, as he emerged yesterday as one of the big success stories among the town’s GCSE results.
Danny, who joined Trinity Year 9 from Beijing, is celebrating achieving one A* and eight A grades.
Among his classmates at Trinity, Megan Gee got 11 A*s and three As, Benjamin Brint achieved two A*s and 11 As, Laura Day got 14 As; John Baxter achieved two A*s and eight As, Alexander Frost two A*s and eight As, Thomas Taylor one A* and nine As and Laura Caldicott 10 As.
Hayfield School also featured many students who succeeded in achieving straight A* and A GCSE grades. They were Aisha Chaudry, Jack Clark, Rosie Fox, Molly Lim, Jodie Southwood and Katie Womald.
Sheffield High School pupil Beatrice Pieri, from Tickhill, passed seven subjects at grade A* and three at A.
Fellow pupil Madeleine Wilkinson, also from Tickhill, also had 10 passes with three A*s and seven grade As.