Top mark in GCSE, aged 12
A 12-YEAR-old Bristol student has secured an A* in GCSE maths after retaking an exam – despite already getting A.
Year 8 student Bogdan-Mihai Dumatrescu, of Orchard School Bristol, hit the headlines in December when he achieved an A grade just weeks after beginning work on the syllabus.
Now, with the help of volunteer tutor and former engineer Ross Mackenzie, and Bogdan's own remarkable enthusiasm for the subject, he has scored the highest possible mark in an exam usually sat by 16-year-olds.
And now Bogdan is moving on to the next stage by sitting an A-level module.
Business Cards From Only £10.95 Delivered www.myprint-247.co.ukView details
Our heavyweight cards have FREE UV silk coating, FREE next day delivery & VAT included. Choose from 1000's of pre-designed templates or upload your own artwork. Orders dispatched within 24hrs.
Terms: Visit our site for more products: Business Cards, Compliment Slips, Letterheads, Leaflets, Postcards, Posters & much more. All items are free next day delivery. www.myprint-247.co.uk
Contact: 01858 468192
Valid until: Wednesday, May 22 2013
Bogdan was originally finding Year 8 maths too easy so teachers gave him something more challenging.
His first task was a GCSE past paper and he scored a B grade without any revision.
Then the teachers entered him for the higher tier GCSE exam and, armed with only a revision CD and his own remarkable ability, he sat the exam two weeks later and achieved an A grade.
Bogdan said: "The teachers at Orchard have been really good, helping me get to where I am now."
Retired Airbus engineer Mr Mackenzie, from Bradley Stoke, said Bogdan was probably the brightest student he had ever seen.
Orchard head of maths Mrs Goode said: "Bogdan is an outstanding student with a gift for mathematics.
"We are privileged at Orchard School to be able to support him with his ambitions and we are extremely lucky that we have been able to find an excellent tutor who volunteers his time to teach Bogdan A level mathematics.
"It is a pleasure to see Bogdan working hard to shape a successful future for himself."
Head teacher Dr Helen Holman said: "For Bogdan to not only get an A but now an A* says so much about both himself and the tuition he has been receiving.
"His story is so inspirational because he motivates himself to be the best he can in this very difficult subject, yet for all his success he remains a grounded and modest young man."