It hasn't just been teenagers nervously picking up their GCSE exam results. At Ings Farm Primary School in Redcar a group of 11 year olds collected their GCSE Maths results.
The seven pupils took the exam five years earlier than usual after their teachers spotted their love of Maths. They had no need to be nervous, they all got a grade C.
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