Andrew Ejemai, a 16-year-old graduate of Brentwood School in Essex, has gained a chance to study mathematics at Corpus Christi college, Cambridge University.
Ejemai, the youngest of this year’s intakes, got the opportunity after achieving ‘A*’ A-Level passes in additional further maths, ‘A’ grades in new linear chemistry and economics.
He also achieved Grade 1 in STEP II and III, the Cambridge University maths exam.
Ejemai told The Voice Online that he derives satisfaction from solving problems.
According to the maths genius, his potential was discovered at age four, after writing a complex equation when asked by his teacher to write a simple sum formula.
“I am mostly grateful to God Almighty for helping me to achieve this great feat,” he said.
“I believe that without hard work, perseverance, parental and school support, this would not have been possible. I am indebted to all at Brentwood School for believing in me, and giving me the opportunity to complete my three A-Level subjects in one year.
“I studied past papers and worked extremely hard to gain the necessary exam results. When I was told that I would be going to Cambridge University, I was very happy.
“My advice to other youngsters is to work hard, persevere and with talent, you can also receive a place at a good university.
“What I enjoy about maths is the problem-solving aspect of the subject. It always gives me satisfaction.”
In 2013, Ejemai became the youngest person in his school’s history to pass an A-Level exam when he gained an ‘A*’ in his Maths A-Level at the age of 12.