Girl rejected from grammar school despite having IQ of 162.

The Metro reports that a girl with a ‘higher IQ than Einstein’ was rejected by a grammar school despite being one of the brightest children in the world.

Mia Golosino has an IQ of 162 – the highest possible score on the test she took, well over the so-called genius benchmark of 140.

It puts her well into the top 1% of people when it comes to brain power – but even so, she was turned down for her first choice school.

She had applied for Aylesbury High grammar school after sitting the 11-plus exam privately.

But when letters were sent out earlier this year, she failed to secure a place due to ‘over-subscription’.

Her parents, IT manager Jose and full-time mum Mary, arranged for their 11-year-old daughter to sit a Mensa test to help them appeal the decision.

When the results came back, she was invited to join Mensa.

“We were amazed to find she scored the highest possible mark of 162 – more than Albert Einstein.”

(Einstein is believed to have had an IQ of 160.)

If Aylesbury wanted to change their mind, however, they’re too late – Mia has accepted an offer from a different grammar school, the Royal Latin School in Buckingham.

Mary added: ‘Mia puts a lot of pressure on herself and has such little confidence in herself that this is exactly what she needs.

‘She really wants to go to an all girls school because she is big on girl power and didn’t want to be outsmarted by boys, but I think that this has really helped her confidence.’

Meanwhile Jose and Mary have asked for Mia’s story to be shared to give hope to other youngsters.

‘We thought it might inspire other families whose kids did not get into their preferred school,’ said Jose.

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  1. Very strange this was even considered a ‘story’. The student in question did not fulfil entrance requirements due to the huge distance she lives from the catchment of her first choice school. In Buckinghamshire any candidate who reaches the qualifying score in the Transfer Test (formerly 11+) is then allocated a Grammar School place as determined by the specific entrance criteria. Score in the test is not taken into consideration and in the end she was allocated a place at her nearest Grammar school. So to say she was ‘rejected’ from another school is completely false as she was never in the running to be allocated a place there in the first place. It’s a shame both the so called journalists who wrote this piece did not care to research it fully and that the parents of the girl in question did not read and take note of all the admissions criteria. So what we were left with was a sensationalist headline followed by a story full of inaccuracies and fabrication…..I think we’ve seen that before somewhere. The correct headline should have read; ‘Girl gets allocated place at nearest Grammar School and has IQ of 162 – Well done to her!’

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