Maths genius, 11, is the youngest to study for A level at Brentwood School

An 11-year-old maths genius is the youngest person to study for an A level at Brentwood School.

Andrew Ejamai sat an international GCSE when he was nine-years-old and achieved an A* and the school said he could pass the A level by the end of the year.

Headmaster Ian Davies said: “We have lots of talented mathematicians but Andrew is exceptional.

“Not only is he a wonderful mathematician, he throws himself into the wider life of the school and loves playing sport with his own year group.”

Andrew, who is in a form one year ahead of his age, attends some upper sixth A level maths classes. Mr Davies said it was a wakeup call to sixth formers to see someone so much younger thriving in their lessons.

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He has already sat two of this six A level modules and has achieved high A grades in both.

Head of mathematics Jon Williams said Andrew’s talent is very rare. “Andrew is a delight and his appetite for learning more is unquestionable. He is the most able student I have come across in 18 years of teaching.”

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Mr Williams has sought advice from the Mathematical Institute at Oxford University and King’s College, Cambridge, to ensure Andrew gets all the necessary support and to nurture his talent.

Andrew, who attended Brentwood Prepatory School before moving to the senior school, said: “I like solving equations and algebra and feel happy when I solve a hard question.”

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