Havering boy, 8, gets GCSE Maths

�Some of Havering’s brightest youngsters have achieved top marks in their maths GSCEs – including a nine-year-old boy who got an A.

Those who were successful in the early batch of entrants also included Arjunah Crighton who, at just eight years old, gained a C.

A pupil at Crownfield Junior School in Collier Row, Arjunah achieved the highest mark possible at foundation level.

As well as being a maths whizz, he also plays for the Tottenham Hotspur Football Foundation Elite Academy and is an advanced swimmer.

His dad Paul Crighton said: “I’m very happy – he’s done so well. I realised he could learn more and more things and it just went on from there.”

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Kevin Julius, nine, got an A in the higher level exam.

A pupil at St Edward’s School in Romford, the Noak Hill youngster had been working on course for about two years.

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His mum Angela Osunbor said: “I wasn’t really surprised because he’s always shown that he’s got some real talent.

“He was a little bit disappointed because he was expecting to get an A* but I’m really pleased with him.”

Kevin is one of 10 students tutored by Gbola Bright at the Bright Academic Club for Mathematics based at Elm Park Library and other centres.

Gbola said: “Maths is not a subject young people should be afraid of passing – there were some fantastic results.”

Other local students tutored at the same time as Kevin and got their results last week were: Deborah Francis Oladineji, 10, B; Tobi Sangobowale, 10, D; Success Ariyibi, 9, D; Abisola Bright, 13, A; Anu Bamgbose, 15, A; Moyin Fabiyi, 13, A; Temi Odusina, 14, B; Destiny Fakayode, 13, C.

Meanwhile, Gurdip Uppal, 13, of Royal Liberty School in Gidea Park scored an A*.

Maths teacher Debbie Rowan said: “Gurdip is an ideal student who combines natural talent with sheer hard work.”

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