A student from one of the top best schools in south Africa (Somerset College in the Western Cape), has not just made our nation proud but also the whole world by scoring the highest maths mark in the world.
The 17 years old South African student, Dario Trinchero was crowned the best mathematics student in the world after participating in the International Cambridge AS Examinations where he scored the highest mark.
According to LeadSA, Trinchero, who is from Somerset College in the Western Cape, was first placed the best in the country for chemistry, he then obtained 100% for mathematics after writing the international exams late last year.
Trinchero said that his college introduced the Cambridge AS Examinations for the first time in 2015 and that he wrote two mathematics exams, and two chemistry exams, along with a practical, achieving 100% for maths – which he said he did not expect at all.
“I’ve always been passionate about maths, and have had passionate teachers. All of that is the catalyst for success. I’ve always done well because I’ve been surrounded by people that encouraged me.”
He said he hopes to study both theoretical physics and computer science after a successful completion of high school.
Somerset College in the Western Cape, South Africa, is not just one of the best private schools in the country, it is also one of the most expensive schools with the students paying close to R170,000.
It is a school with a Christian foundation and an environment suitable for quality education based on strong values, spiritual development and a commitment to community service .
Founded in 1997, the independent, co-educational school is situated on a farm in the Winelands of the Western Cape. Its Senior School is affiliated to the Independent Examinations Board (IEB) and the Cambridge International Examinations (CIE).
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