Dagenham boy, 11, achieves top GCSE and A-level maths results
An 11-year-old boy has achieved an A* in an international maths GCSE exam, a week after picking up two Bs in the same subject at A-level.
Anrew Ejemai, of Auriel Avenue, Dagenham took the IGCSE, seen by some as a more rigorous assessment, after receiving an A* in the standard GCSE maths test earlier this year.
He also sat A-Levels in maths and further maths and achieved a B grade in both.
The bright youngster, who has a conditional offer of a scholarship at Eton College, has been interested in the subject for as long as he remembers:
“I’ve always thought it was fun”, he told the Post, “Especially maths computer games. They’ve helped me improve a lot. I think more children should practice maths on the computer – it’s a fun way to learn.”
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Dad Soney said his son had not inherited his ability from his parents: “I’m not great at maths and his mum is average. I’m not sure where he gets it from, but we’re very proud of him.”
Andrew, who hopes to become an engineer one day, was awarded a scholarship at the fee-paying Brentwood School and will be starting Year 7 this month.
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He has also been offered a conditional offer to study at the prestigious Eton College from the age of 13.
“I would love to go to Eton, especially as the Prime minister went there”, Andrew said. “I would have to board but that’s fine - I think it would be fun.”
Maths isn’t Andrew’s only talent - he is also one of the country’s best sprinters in the under 11 age group.