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12 year old Brentwood maths whizz gains A* A level

By NevWilson  |  Posted: August 15, 2013

  • Andrew Ejemai with mum Ronke and sister Zipporah

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A 12-year-old Maths prodigy was among Brentwood School students jumping for joy today as the School celebrated another bumper year of A Level results.

Andrew Ejemai, who has just completed his second year at Brentwood,scored a phenomenal A* grade in his Maths A Level making him the youngest student in the School’s history to pass the qualification.

Andrew, who attended Brentwood Preparatory School before he moved to the Senior School scored an A* in the more difficult International GCSE when he was just nine years old.

He said he had a natural aptitude for Maths but he “still had to do a bit of work.”

He had been hoping for the A* but had not been sure he would get it. He added: “I enjoy Maths. It’s fun to do Maths problems.”

Headteacher Ian Davies said: “Andrew is an extraordinary mathematician and we are very proud of his achievement.

"The School is fortunate to have a cohort of exceptional mathematics teachers who are more than able to teach to Oxbridge level.”

Head of Mathematics, Jon Williams, said: “Andrew is a very talented young man with an exceptional ability in Mathematics. To have completed his A Level by the age of 12 is impressive enough. To have achieved an A* grade is phenomenal.”

Andrew’s delighted mother, Mrs Ronke Ejemai, shouted “Wow” when her son revealed his marks.

“I am just so excited. He has done so well with the School and Mr Williams has really encouraged him.”

She added: “The encouragement, all the facilities, this environment has been very supportive.”

And Mrs Ejemai said although she liked Maths, Andrew did not get his mathematical talent from either her or his dad, Sony. Andrew is also excelling in Sciences, Latin, Greek and Athletics. He now hopes to study Further Maths at A Level.

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