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10-year-old Saltney boy passes maths GCSE

A 10-YEAR-OLD whizz-kid is top of the class after passing his maths GCSE five years early.

Star pupil Moses Burton, from Saltney, got 74% in his foundation exam – just five marks off the top grade.

“We are very proud of him, he’s done brilliantly,” said mum Stephanie.

“He only did 20 minutes of extra studying a day, and he said the exam was fun and easy!”

Moses is in Year 6 at Belgrave Primary School in Chester, and sat his exam at Ellesmere Port Catholic High. He also attends Liverpool University Maths Club for youngsters aged 11-18.

Teacher Stephanie runs Chester Maths Academy from the family’s home in Tegid Way.

And her head for numbers appears to be genetic – her other son Joseph, 12, passed his maths GCSE at the age of eight.

But despite his obvious talent Moses has his heart set on a more glamorous career.

“He also has passed his grade five trumpet exam and can be seen on the streets of Chester busking in warm weather,” said Stephanie.

“He wants to go on Britain’s Got Talent and be famous!”