GSCE Results Day 2019: Morton Primary School results
Eleven-year-old Eleanor Barber-Cunnington gained the equivalent of an A grade in her maths GCSE, having taken it five years early.
The former Morton Primary School pupil is starting Year 7 at Bourne Academy in September.
Eleanor said: “I’ve always enjoyed maths and problem-solving, right from pre-school days.
“I’ve been looking at past papers with my mum and watched lots of YouTube videos that taught me new topics.”
Eleanor and her mum, Melanie, looked at her taking the GCSE in February and decided she should give it a go.
“I had to go to Newark Academy to sit the exam,” Eleanor added, “but the people there were really kind and encouraged me.
“I like my maths, and I like how it makes the world more understandable because numbers make sense of everything.
“I like to organise things into number patterns.
“I like algebra the most, and dislike 3D, Pythagoras and the quadratic formula. That’s horrible!
“I don’t know what I want to do when I am older, but I definitely would like to move on to A- level maths next, if the school will let me, and then eventually go to university.”
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