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

Sofia Monforte, pictured with Professor Chris Imafidon, is believed to be the youngest person in the

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 - Credit: Excellence in Education

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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