Sixteen-year-old Pakistani-British girl, Mahnoor Cheema, has achieved an extraordinary feat by passing an astounding 34 subjects at the General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) level.
Mahnoor has broken the record for the highest number of subjects taken by a student in the history of UK and EU GCSEs. Previously, she had excelled in 17 subjects with A* grades as a private candidate in Year 10. However, she recently added another 17 subjects to her accomplishments, bringing her total to 34 and setting a remarkable new milestone.
Hailing from Lahore, Pakistan, Mahnoor’s parents, Barrister Usman Cheema and Tayyaba Cheema, moved to the UK in 2006 for further education. Mahnoor initially attended a private school in Lahore before joining Langley Grammar School in West London.
Beyond her academic prowess, Mahnoor boasts an IQ of 161 on the Mensa IQ Test, surpassing even Albert Einstein’s estimated IQ of 160. This places her among the top 1% of the world’s most intellectually capable individuals. She has also attained distinction in ABRSM Music Theory and Practical at Grade 8, making her one of the youngest in the UK pursuing a music diploma. Additionally, Mahnoor has been shortlisted for the esteemed John Locke essay competition, scheduled to be held in Oxford.