Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 24°C

min temp: 15°C

Five-day forecast

Hornchurch school has 15 students accepted into Mensa

The Albany school has had 15 students accepted into Mensa The Albany school has had 15 students accepted into Mensa

Sunday, July 6, 2014
2:00 PM

A school has celebrated after 15 of its pupils were found to have an IQ in the top 2 per cent of the population and invited to join Mensa.

To send a link to this page to a friend, you must be logged in.

A school has celebrated after 15 of its pupils were found to have an IQ in the top 2 per cent of the population and invited to join Mensa.

The high IQ society, which counts renowned authors and a former chairman of Ford among its members, has welcomed students from The Albany School to its ranks.

Abby Champness, 12, has an IQ of 158, just two points behind Albert Einstein and in the top 1pc of the population. She said: “I never thought I would get in to the society. It was brilliant. I called my mum straight away.

“The examination consisted of six tests on different subjects. Some people could say it was hard. It’s about the way you think – you have to approach it in a logical way.”

Headteacher Adam Thorne said: “These students are the high-fliers of this generation. Not only are they very intelligent and hardworking but thoroughly nice young people too.”

The school entered 80 pupils for the Mensa IQ test as part of its “More Able” scheme.

Lisa Wilson, lead teacher for the programme, said the school prided itself on inspiring gifted pupils.

This year, pupils have visited Oxford and Cambridge universities and attended master classes at Havering Sixth Form College and Palmer’s College in Grays.

Ms Wilson said: “Taking the Mensa IQ test helps students gain an accolade which helps them to stand out from the crowd on future application forms.”

Share this article

0 comments

Comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Romford Recorder visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Romford Recorder staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Forgotten your password?

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Romford Recorder account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

   Local advertisers

More News

Click here to read the Digital Edition of the Romford Recorder on screen
Use our Wedding site to help you plan your big day!
At WeddingSite we know how much you have to organise for your wedding day, that's why we have designed a set of FREE, simple-to-use tools to make the planning process easy & hassle-free. FIND OUT MORE
Find a date using our online dating and friend finder
You can meet new friends, find romance or simply meet up online with people sharing similar interests and hobbies. FIND OUT MORE
Find a local business using our online directory search
Need a plumber? Or a florist? Or anything else? Search our business directory to find Romford businesses in just a few seconds. FIND OUT MORE
Family notices from the Romford Recorder, with readers' tributes
In memoriam, birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, best wishes & special days. FIND OUT MORE

Around the Web See all