Barnaby Swinburn, 12, took a Mensa test which he was given as a Christmas present. But the schoolboy from Knowle, West Midlands, demonstrated how much of a genius he is, getting an incredible score of 162. What makes this score even more remarkable is this is the highest score that anyone under 18 is able to get.
Compared to one of the all-time greatest mathematicians, Albert Einstein, young Barnaby pips him by two – with Einstein’s score sitting at 160.
His impressive performance in the test has earned the young lad a place in the High IQ society.
For entry to this society, the individual must be in the top two percent of the population – with Barnaby reaching the top one percent.
His mum Ghislaine told BristolLive: “I knew he was smart, but he decided that he wanted to understand himself more, that’s why he booked it.
“Maths is his thing, maths and chemistry.
“There’s two types of tests in Mensa, the first one is mostly images and sequences, the second one is a lot of language.
“They take the two tests and use the highest result.
“He got the highest possible score for a child, which is 162.”
The 12-year-old asked for the test as part of a Christmas present this year.
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“He’ll be getting an envelope with money in it for Christmas which he’ll turn into cryptocurrency.”
But like any loving mother, Ghislaine was full of praise for her boy – describing him as “just lovely”.
“He’s very ambitious, an absolute joker and a class clown.
“He’s so caring and lovely.”
With the future looking bright for the child genius, Barnaby is already looking ahead to see where his career can take him.
Ghislaine said: “He wants to become a programmer.
“He’s already looking at university courses, and he wants to go to Oxford.”