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A-level Results Day 2018: Sofia, 11, among youngest in country to pass exam

PUBLISHED: 15:09 16 August 2018 | UPDATED: 15:09 16 August 2018

Sofia Monforte, pictured with Professor Chris Imafidon, is believed to be the youngest person in the country to pass an A or AS level Picture: Excellence in Education

Sofia Monforte, pictured with Professor Chris Imafidon, is believed to be the youngest person in the country to pass an A or AS level Picture: Excellence in Education

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An 11-year-old girl is believed to be the youngest person in the country to pass an A or AS level exam.

Sofia Monforte, who attends Vicarage Primary School in East Ham, bagged a D grade in AS statistics having studied with the Stratford-based Excellence in Education scheme.

The youngster, who sat the exam alongside her sister Francheska, 12, and Deborah Odushola, also 12, said: “Maths is my favourite subject and I find maths as a game because of the way it is taught.”

And it was not the first exam aspiring banker Sofia has taken years ahead of her classmates, either - she passed GCSE maths at the age of just eight. She’s also appeared on Channel 4’s Child Genius show.

The youngster, who enjoys playing tennis and the piano, added: “Before attending the EIE programme, I never thought I could pass any of these exams or learn through playing games.”

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