MATHEMATICAL marvel Anne-Marie Imafidon has become the youngest ever student to pass a Masters degree at Oxford University.

At only 20 years old, she has graduated in Mathematics and Computer Science from Kebel College.

Now, she is considering job offers from large financial corporations across the globe.

Her days number crunching started in Walthamstow at the St. Saviour Church of England Primary School in Verulam Road.

By the age of 10 she had passed two GCSEs in Maths and IT, and then became the youngest person ever to pass an A-Level in Computing when she was 11.

She took on scholarships in Mathematics at both Hertford College, Oxford, and John Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA, and by the time she was 15, she was receiving offers from top universities to do a Masters in Computational Mathematics.

She accepted the opportunity to study at Oxford University, among some of the brightest students in the world.

Anne-Marie, now 20, was a member of the Excellence in Education programme, which aims to maximise the potential of inner-city students.

During her late teens, she was offered jobs for world leading financial institutions in New York and in London.

Anne-Marie is the eldest sister of twins Paula and Peter Imafidon, who passed AS-level maths and a special advanced mathematics exam set by the University of Cambridge when they were eight.

And their younger sister Christiana, who was also a student at St Saviour School, Walthamstow, became the youngest student ever to study at undergraduate level when she was aged 11.

Proud father Chris Imafidon, a researcher in ophthalmology, said: “Every lecturer, teacher, and parent must realise that there is a genius in every child, no matter the postcode, and irrespective of what conventional wisdom states.

“It does not matter the social class, or background, every child will perform to their best ability and talent if given the right environment.

“I commend the teachers, schools and charities who work with inner city support groups such as the Excellence in Education programme that works with parent groups.”

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