Nine-year-old British boy passes GCSE maths exam

Pupils in the UK usually take their GCSE qualifications aged 15 to 16 – but Leonardo, from Flintshire, Wales, has gained a maths GCSE aged just nine.

The maths prodigy took the qualification in November and had to sit in a separate room to the secondary school pupils also taking the exam. He is now studying for his higher maths GCSE.

He decided instead to take the maths GCSE after home-schooling during the summer, with his tutor, Jade Ashbrook saying: "I genuinely believe he's got the type of mind that Nasa would like to employ."