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GCSE Results Day: Cumberland School student thanks Britain’s Got Talent for her top grades

PUBLISHED: 17:22 23 August 2018 | UPDATED: 17:31 23 August 2018

Vitoria Mario learnt English by watching Britain's Got Talent . Pic: Joe Newman

Vitoria Mario learnt English by watching Britain's Got Talent . Pic: Joe Newman

Joe Newman

A Portuguese student who could barely speak English two years ago has achieved top GCSEs grades thanks to Netflix for her success.

Vitoria Mario, from Stratford, used the streaming service that shows TV programmes, movies and documentaries to learn English and subsequently excel in her studies.

The 16-year-old, who is a student at Cumberland School in Plaistow, was given a grade 8 in English literature and language, 9 in maths and Spanish and 7 in religious studies.

She also achieved n A* for her written coursework that she submitted as part of her final project.

Vitoria lives with her aunt and uncle after coming to the UK in 2016.

She spent hours watching hard-hitting crime dramas Power and Blind Spot on Netflix alongside light-hearted reality show Britain’s Got Talent.

She said: “I watched a lot of Netflix to help me understand English more.

“It was really hard at first but I was determined to learn the language properly and pass my exams.

“It helped me pass my exams!”

Vitoria will now study for A-levels in maths, further maths, and physics at Brampton Manor Academy in East Ham.


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