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GCSEs: Eight-year-old Israel becomes Barking and Dagenham's youngest ever to pass maths

PUBLISHED: 12:14 22 August 2014 | UPDATED: 16:43 22 August 2014

Israel Adeboga, eight, has passed a GCSE in maths

Israel Adeboga, eight, has passed a GCSE in maths

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He might be half the age of his fellow candidates but that didn't stop Israel Adeboga passing his maths GCSE eight years early.

Israel has passed a GCSE in maths, aged just eight years oldIsrael has passed a GCSE in maths, aged just eight years old

The keen number cruncher is officially the youngest person in Barking and Dagenham to pass the subject after achieving a C grade on Thursday.

Now the eight-year-old, who is enrolled at private south London extra-curricular programme Excellence in Education, is eager to move onto more advanced sums.

“I want to learn algebra and all the tricky turns in it,” he said.

And Israel, who has been invited to Parliament to celebrate his achievements, has big plans for the future.

“I want to be a scientist because I am brainy and I have always been interested in it,” he said.

But his ambition doesn’t stop there. He also hopes to become a singer, footballer, project manager and CEO – before topping it off with the job of Prime Minister.

Fellow Dagenham boy and EIE student Yolanda Atagan, 13, also scored a C grade – three years before her classmates.

Chris Imafidon, chair of the EIE board, said: “Everyone can be taught to love maths.

“With the right methods, tools, and techniques, every student is a genius.”

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