Harold Wood 11-year-old gets an A in GCSE maths

Deborah Oladimeji is celebrating after getting an A in GCSE maths- at the tender age of 11.

The whizz kid, from Avenue Road, Harold Wood did her GCSE exam five years earlier than her classmates at St Edward’s Church of England School in London Road, Romford.

Deborah’s mum Christine Oladmimeji said: “She has done excellent and we are all very proud of her.”

Deborah started receiving private maths tuition at the Bright Academy based at Elm Park Library, which is run by maths teacher Gbola Bright four months ago.

Christine said that she found out about the academy through a friend and decided to enroll Deborah so that she could progress even further in her maths.


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Christine said: “She has always been good at maths, but the Bright Academy have allowed her to progress and to do even better.

“She is a really hard working girl, but she did well because she also got the support that she needed from me and my husband.”

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She added: “All three of my children go to the Bright Academy and they just love it.”

Christine is hoping that Deborah follows in the footsteps of her GP dad in studying medicine.

She said: “She is very good at sciences and I would love her to study medicine.”

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