Pakistani-British Mahnoor Cheema Sets record with 34 GCSEs

Mahnoor Cheema, a 16-year-old British-Pakistani student, achieved incredible success by clearing 34 courses at the General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) level, shattering both national and international records.

Mahnoor Cheema achieved the largest number of subjects ever taken by a student in the history of the UK and EU GCSEs when she completed 17 subjects with A* marks as a private candidate in Year 10 and added 17 more subjects on Thursday, bringing the total to 34.

Mahnoor Cheema gave an exclusive interview to Geo and The News at her house to discuss her career accomplishments. Both Mahnoor Cheema’s mother, Mrs. Tayyaba Cheema, and her father, Barrister Usman Cheema, are natives of Lahore, Pakistan. In order to finish their education at Lincoln’s Inn and SOAS, respectively, they immigrated to the UK in 2006. Mahnoor completed his early education in a private Lahore school before enrolling in Class 5 at Langley Grammar School in West London.

The outstanding student of Pakistani descent also established other records. In addition to her academic achievements, Mahnoor’s IQ has been acknowledged on a global level. She scored 161 on the Mensa IQ Test, surpassing Albert Einstein, whose IQ is thought to have been 160. She is now among the top 1% of intellectually gifted people in the world as a result of this. Additionally, she successfully achieved Grade 8 ABRSM Music Theory and Practical. She is one of the youngest people in the UK who is working toward a music degree. Additionally, she was selected for the famous John Locke essay competition, whose winners will be announced at an Oxford event later this year.