A sixth former who is taking 28 A-levels at one of north London’s best schools says she still has time to have fun.

Mahnoor Cheema, 17, studies at the Henrietta Barnett School in Hampstead Garden Suburb, and already has 34 GCSEs.

She takes four of her A-levels at the school, while her mother and study partner Tayyaba helps her study the rest at home.

The 17-year-old's IQ of 161 surpasses that of the late Professor Stephen Hawking.

Mahnoor's A-levels are diverse, including two maths courses, three languages, three variations of history, economics, business, computer science, and film studies.

Despite her academic commitment, the Henrietta Barnett pupil manages to balance her life with hobbies, saying that her studying "doesn't really tend to take up a lot of time".

She told the BBC: "My parents have always made sure I'm not so academically focused that I forget to have a social life and extra curriculars.

"So I play the piano, I do chess, I do swimming, I go out with my friends."

She added: "My study co-partner is my mum and her policy has always been that we take one subject at a time and we tackle that in however long it takes, then we move on to the next one."

Having already succeeded in completing four A-levels since the start of the term in September, Mahnoor is aiming to secure a place at either Oxford University or Imperial College.

She hopes to train as a doctor and specialise in neuroscience and neurosurgery.

The sixth form student, who is also a member of Mensa, moved back to the UK from Pakistan when she was nine.

Her school, Henrietta Barnett School, is a top-rated institution known for its excellence in maths and physics.

In 2022, it was named the best state secondary school in the country for academic performance by Parent Power and The Sunday Times School Guide 2023.

Each year, more than 3,000 11-year-olds take the entrance tests for one of the 104 spots available at the secondary school.

Its pupils often go on to secure places at top universities including Oxbridge.