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Published: Fri, August 18, 2017
Global Media | By Abel Hampton

Malala follows world leaders to study PPE at Oxford

Malala follows world leaders to study PPE at Oxford

Malala had been writing about life under Taliban rule in blogs for the BBC when she was shot.

In the context of everything she has achieved, A-Levels might have seemed somewhat prosaic to Malala Yousafzai.

The area had been previously under Taliban control, with girls banned from going to school.

The university extended a conditional offer last spring, but Yousafzai had to pass her A-Level exams at the end of the school year to make it official.

Two years ago, Ms Yousafzai received 6A*s and 4As during her GCSEs.

She was cared for at a hospital in Birmingham and then continued with her own education in England, according to The Independent.

The grades included A*s in maths, biology, chemistry and physics, and As in history and geography.

Aged just 16, she was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for her work as a woman's campaigner.

She attracted worldwide attention after a New York Times documentary focused on her life, even being nominated for the International Children's Peace Prize by activist Desmond Tutu.

In April this year, she also became the youngest ever UN Messenger for Peace.

Her most recent tweet states that Malala will be studying philosophy, politics and economics.

The activist tweeted her acceptance to the university, saying she was "so excited" to gain a place. Other honours include honorary Canadian citizenship, the Philadelphia Liberty Medal, and having an asteroid named after her.

Guterres described Yousafzai as a "hero" and "the symbol of one of the most important causes in the world".

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