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Meet the Castleford brains’ trust

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Budding masterminds at Castleford Academy have broken records in the MENSA IQ Test.

The IQ Test is one way of measuring intelligence and MENSA is a society founded for people with an IQ in the top two per cent of the country.

The test involved 56 academy students from Year 7 to Year 9. Every single pupil achieved an IQ result in the top 50 per cent of the country.

While 39 out of the 56 pupils achieved an IQ of 130 or above, which puts them in the top 10 per cent of the country.

And 16 of it pupils achieved an IQ of over 147, which qualifies them for entry to MENSA and puts them in the top 2 per cent nationally, a subscription that the academy will pay for in their first year.

But three Year 7 students achieved the highest possible score on this test of 162. The score is higher than both Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking’s estimated marks.

A spokesman said: “We are extremely proud once again to better the exceptional results of last year.

“Every pupil has done incredibly well and this is a fantastic achievement for them all.

“A massive congratulations to all involved and their proud parents.”