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Maths whizz gets 4 A*s at A-level

MAGIC NUMBERS: Toyosi Sadare has achieved four A*s at A-level

A MATHS whizz is today celebrating achieving a clean sweep of top A-level results.

British Nigerian Toyosi Sadare, 18, got four A*s – the highest possible grade – in chemistry, physics, maths and pure maths.

Toyosi, who attended the sixth form at Oasis Academy Enfield, in north London, said: "I am so pleased – all my hard work has paid off."

He will now go on study maths at Imperial College – one of the country’s top five universities, according to the Complete University Guide.

The star pupil praised his teachers as well as his tutor on the Access Project – a scheme that pairs bright pupils with professionals from top firms to encourage them to apply for Britain’s best universities.

Principal Neil Hassell said: "Today’s results mark the culmination of seven years of hard work and determination. All those getting their grades this morning can be incredibly proud. More than half of all grades achieved were amongst the highest grades possible."

The sixth form, which opened three years ago, is celebrating its best ever results with an increase of 11 per cent in A* to B grades, which are essential to win an in-demand university place.

Toyosi is one of hundreds of pupils who sat A-levels in Maths as STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering and mathematics).

Figures showed the number of students studying maths rose significantly - with entries up more than 20 per cent in just five years.

Maths entrants increased by 4.4 per cent on last year and further maths by 6.9 per cent.

Schools minister Nick Gibb said: "As a result, thousands more pupils from all backgrounds are studying subjects that will secure them a place at a top university or an apprenticeship and that will help to secure well paid employment."

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