Brentwood schoolboy, 10, celebrates A-Level success and Eton offer
A 10-year-old boy who goes to school in Brentwood has achieved an A* in an international maths GCSE exam – a week after picking up two Bs in the same subject at A-level.
Andrew Ejemai has also been given a conditional offer to begin studying at prestigious Eton College when he is 12.
Andrew, who goes to Brentwood School, took the IGCSE – seen by some as a more rigorous assessment – after receiving an A* in the standard GCSE test earlier this year.
He also sat A-levels in maths and additional maths and achieved a B grade in both.
The bright youngster, who already has a scholarship offer, has been interested in the subject for as long as he remembers.
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“I’ve always thought it was fun”, he said. “Especially maths computer games.
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“They’ve helped me improve a lot. I think more children should practise maths on computers – it’s a fun way to learn.”
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.”
Andrew, who lives in Dagenham, hopes to become an engineer one day, is looking forward to the future.
“I would love to go to Eton, especially as the Prime Minister went there,” Andrew admitted.
“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-11s age group.