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Murdered Teen Ajmol Gets Eight GCSE A Grades
Murdered 16-year-old Ajmol Alom achieved eleven GCSEs, eight at grade A and three at grade B, the headmaster of his school has said.
The grades were sufficient to allow him to continue pursuing his ambition of studying medicine at university and becoming a doctor, he added.
Talking to Sky News, Chris Dunne, headmaster of Langdon Park School, said: "Ajmol was a very able student and he made full use of his abilities, working hard both at school and during after school activities."
"He got 11 GCSEs, eight at grade A and three at grade B. Significantly, he got As in maths and the sciences, which was important as he was interested in going on to study medicine at university."
Ajmol died after being stabbed in the leg when he and his friends were confronted by a gang wearing hoods and bandanas in Spey Street, Poplar, east London at 9:50pm on August 12.
"He was a kind, caring and sensitive young man. He was always looking for ways to help others," Mr Dunne said.
He added that Ajmol had recently travelled to Northern Ireland to take part in a project for young people to promote peaceful initiatives and had acted as a host for Irish teenagers who subsequently visited Tower Hamlets.
"Ajmol was not involved in a bad crowd, not remotely. The vast majority of young people in this area are wonderful people," Mr Dunne said.
"Sadly, there is a tiny percentage of people who think violence is an acceptable way of dealing with things and that carrying weapons somehow enhances their status.
"Ajmol was standing virtually outside his home when he was attacked. He was on his way back from football practice. He wasn't doing anything wrong."
Police have charged Aminur Nazir Khan, 19, with Ajmol's murder.