Kensington students have become the youngest ever to achieve top GCSE grades at the tender ages of 10 and 12.

Francheska Monforte, aged 12, Lev Shabalin, aged 10, and Sophia Monforte, also 10, all gained grade 7 in GCSE maths.

They attended an Excellence In Education programme at Hyde Park School, Kensington.

The programme is taught by chair of the Board of Excellence in Education (EIE) and corporate guru, Professor Chris Imafidon, who believes "everyone can understand the fundamentals of any A level subject in 21 days."

Prof Imafidon said: "With the right methods, tools and techniques, every student is a genius."

Professor Chris Imafidon with his Kensington class of young GCSE achievers

He added: "With real mentoring everyone can achieve greatness irrespective of gender, class and postcode."

Lev Shabalin, 10, received top maths GCSE grade

Sophia, 10, is the youngest of the high-achieving trio and received a 100% scholarship to a prestigious Hyde Park secondary school.

This will allow her to skip year six and start in September.

She enjoys playing the violin and dreams of becoming a lawyer.

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