Deborah aged 6 gains GCSE Maths
Not even the rain could take away the smile on Deborah Thorpe aged six face when she became one of the all time youngest students to pass her Maths GCSE yesterday with an E grade. Deborah who studied for her exam at the Wilson Foundation ‘Excellence in Education’ programme was beaming as she chatted exclusively to Flyer News in London.
Deborah’s favourite subject at school is Mathematics and her ambition is to be a Doctor, as she wants to help people. Born in London, Deborah said “I would like to become either a Teacher or a Doctor. I would especially like to drive my own ambulance also.”
Deborah was joined by her friend Dee Alli and her mentor Paula Imafidon. Dee Alli aged five became one of the UK’s youngest students to pass a GCSE last year. Paula aged eleven passed her A level ICT Maths this year.
Commenting on Deborah’s success Dr Chris Imafidon, an educational consultant who heads the Wilson Foundation said, “We are very proud of Deborah and her achievement. Everyone can achieve, regardless of post-code, age, creed, or race. She had studied under the ‘Excellence in Education’ programme and we believe that when educating children we need to follow their lead and their interests. We have to be there to guide them when they are stuck and be facilitators for their learning.
Deborah is joined for lunch by her friends and the Imafidon family.