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Last Updated: Thursday, 16 August 2007, 13:13 GMT 14:13 UK
Maths A-level success for boy, 13
Terence Linnell
Terence will now study for an A-level in further maths
A 13-year-old boy from Scunthorpe has gained an A grade in A-level maths after being tutored for just two hours a week.

Terence Linnell was thought to be one of the youngest people to have passed an A-level on Thursday.

The teenager, who now plans to study for an A-level in further maths, said he was pleased with his result.

He said: "It's fantastic. I feel really good about it. It was quite easy but it was challenging at times."

Terence, a pupil at Brumby Engineering College in Scunthorpe, was tutored for two hours a week by a teacher from the town's John Leggott Sixth Form College.

He said: "In the future I hope to do something with computers, I don't quite know yet but that's what I'd like to do."

When not studying, the teenager said he spent his time playing computer games.

His mother, Hui-Yu, said she was very proud of her son, who achieved a A* grade in GCSE maths at the age of 10 and an A grade in maths AS-level last year.

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