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St Illtyd’s Celebrates Outstanding Mensa Results

Pupils and staff at St Illtyd’s Catholic High School, located in Cardiff, are delighted with the amazing results of the Mensa test pupils took part in last October. Mensa is the largest and oldest high IQ society in the world, founded in 1946 and is open to people who score at the 98th percentile or higher on a standardised, supervised IQ intelligence test.

62 pupils at St Illtyd’s took part in the Mensa test and scored wonderful results. Incredibly, 15 pupils qualified for Mensa, scoring over 148 and putting them in the top 2% of the population.

Year 7 pupil, Gabriel Navarro scored the maximum score of 162. Cohen Fender, Ethan Davey, Lolani Lane, Logan Llewellyn, Danny Pillinger, Matilda Bates, Angelika Carpio, Dylan Gradkowski, Daniel Napper, Mohammed Majharul Islam, Alexis-Mae Mason, Miles Chatterton, Freya Shortis and Archie Jones were amongst pupils who achieved remarkable results and qualified for Mensa.

Teachers at St Illtyd’s have high expectations of their students and provide bespoke support and guidance.

History teacher and More Able and Talented Coordinator, David Richards said: “We are all very proud of our pupils' fantastic achievement in the Mensa test this year, and they go on to join many other pupils here in St Illtyd’s as members of Mensa”

“One of the key things we believe in as a school is providing all of our pupils with the very best opportunities and experiences in order to assist in their own personal and academic development… As well as qualifying for Mensa, all of these pupils are genuinely nice young people who are kind, caring, and compassionate with a solid work ethic and a desire to do well in life. They fully deserve the recognition and the respect that this fantastic achievement brings.”

A huge congratulations to the pupils at St Illtyd’s for their qualification.

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