South African student scores highest maths mark in the world

South African student, Dario Trinchero (17), has been crowned the best mathematics student in the world.

According to LeadSA, Trinchero, who is from Somerset College in the Western Cape, placed first in the country for chemistry, and first in the world for mathematics in the International Cambridge AS Examinations.

Trinchero said that his college introduced the Cambridge AS Examinations for the first time in 2015.

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.

Trinchero said that he would like to study theoretical physics, along with computer science when he completes high school.

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South African student scores highest maths mark in the world