To learn and learn and learn, teenagers go to school

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A seven-year-old British boy was celebrating after passing a maths exam normally undertaken by students more than twice his age.

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Jude Alli, who took the test when he was six and received a D grade, said he found maths easy and had been “very excited” to sit the exam.

“I was just trying to learn and learn and learn,” he said.

His mother said her son had shown intelligence from an early age, walking when he was just seven months old and talking when he was little more than a year old, the Independent newspaper said.

High school students across Britain received their exam results on Thursday, called GCSEs or General Certificate of Secondary Education.

Another boy, eight, breezed through the maths exam, which is normally undertaken by sixteen-year-olds.

Xavier Gordon-Brown is thought to be the youngest person to have obtained an A, the highest mark for a GCSE, the BBC reported.

Xavier reads maths text books for pleasure, and according to his mother, knew his times tables by the age of two and a half.


“When he does something he likes to do it well but the exam didn’t bother him. To him it’s just maths,” his mother Erica said.

“He hasn’t been hot-housed. He sets himself very high standards and to be honest it can drive me to distraction sometimes.”

Xavier also plays three musical instruments and speaks three languages.

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