Xavier Gordon Brown gains admission to university at age 12
Xavier Gordon Brown is a 12 year old boy who got A* in his maths GCSE aged eight, has now become the youngest university student in Britain. He already studying for a degree in mathematics. He passed his GCSE in 2009 and was the youngest student to gain an A* in mathematics and could also recite 2,000 digits of Pi.
At the moment, he is studying abstract structures, vector calculus and Newtonian mechanics in his spare time. Despite being the youngest student, he still tops the class.
As a young prodigy, he is still too young for Facebook and is only allowed a mobile phone for emergencies.
‘When he’s with kids his own age he’s fine, but when it comes to maths he needs to be with people on his intellectual level,’ she said.
She added that Xavier loves playing football with his friends and that, despite his busy schedule, he never falls behind in his studies.
Erica said: ‘He’s not falling behind. If anything he’s top of the class and everyone gets on with him really well
‘When I go I absolutely don’t understand a word of what’s going on.’
Although Xavier is an extraordinary talent, it seems to be a family tradition, both Xavier’s older sister and brother took GCSEs at a similar age.
As well as football, Xavier enjoys chess, Taekwondo and trampolining and on top of French and Spanish lessons at Oathall Community College, he is teaching himself Latin and Mandarin at home.
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