Arran Fernandez, England, born June 1995, is a home-educated student who broke the age record for gaining a General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE), the English academic qualification usually taken at age 16. Sitting the examinations at the age of five, he was awarded GCSE Mathematics in 2001. In 2003 he became the youngest ever person to gain an A* grade at GCSE, also for Mathematics.
In October 2010, aged 15 years and 3 months, he became the youngest undergraduate at Cambridge University since William Pitt the Younger in 1773, when he began studying the University's Mathematics Tripos.
His television work has included an appearance as a "Person of the Week" on Frank Elstner's chat show on German TV in 2001, and an appearance on Terry Wogan and Gaby Roslin's Terry and Gaby Show on British TV in 2003, when he beat mathematics populariser Johnny Ball in a live mental arithmetic contest, successfully extracting the fifth roots of several large integers.
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