Very clever girl - level 3

Very clever girl - level 3

12-08-2013 14:00

When primary school pupil Cerys Cooksammy-Parnell took a Mensa IQ test, she just wanted to try and beat her dad's score, but the eleven-year-old did a little better than she, her dad or anyone else expected. She achieved 162, the highest score possible.

"It was quiet surreal. I didn't really believe it. Me and my mum just kept rereading it to make sure we actually read it right. I just can't believe it really, it was very surprising."

"There was no question at all that she was bright but we didn't really expect it to be 162 IQ. It's a top mark and that was a bit of a shock for all of us, I think."

Her score beat Albert Einstein and Professor Stephen Hawking. They're both thought to have IQs of 160. Like them, she dreams of big things.

"Well, hopefully, I could be Governor of the Bank of England or maybe even a Prime Minister because it is a job and you have to have a lot of responsibility and it really test you as an individual."

For now, she's leaving the top job to David Cameron but with age and experience, who knows what Cerys may achieve in the future.

Difficult words: surreal (fantastic), reread (read again), right (clever).

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