A SYRIAN refugee who only arrived in Oxford three years ago has done Oxford Spires Academy proud.

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Ftoun Abou Kerech, 16, came to the country with no English but now boasts four 'standard pass' GCSEs.

Now set to study Photography, Classics and Art, she said: "I want to show people still learning English that they can do it.

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"I am happy with what I did because this is my second language and I was doing exams that I didn't understand - so it's great."

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Her sister Amineh (pictured, right) won a national poetry award in 2017.