Top grade for pupil who did GCSE five months early

Dominic Bishop
Dominic Bishop

A SMART student is celebrating after taking his maths GCSE five months early – and getting an A*.

Sir John Nelthorpe School pupil Dominic Bishop is thrilled to have been awarded the top grade, even though his predicted grade was a B.

Dominic - who has been studying the maths programme at Brigg Kumon Centre for the past six years - now plans to study A-level maths at Brigg Sixth Form.

He said: “Kumon has taught me many life lessons. With each level passed you see the reward as all your hard work pays off.

“Over the last six years it has been a struggle at times to complete all my work but persistence really is the key.

“Kumon has benefited me academically as my maths has improved allowing me to achieve an A* grade at GCSE maths when my predicted grade was a B.”

Brigg Kumon instructor Craig Cook said: “I am delighted Dominic has achieved an excellent grade in his GCSE as it gives him a springboard to further success.

“We all wish him the best of luck in his future studies and the many more adventures he has to come.”

Dominic – who is captain of his school’s football and cricket teams - will travel to Malawi in the summer with other Sir John Nelthorpe pupils to donate sports equipment and books to a school. He will also work on a community project which involves decorating a health care unit.

Kumon is a supplementary education provider, which believes every child has almost limitless potential.