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British-Filipino girl, more intelligent than Einstein, refused place at school

Mia Golosino, aged 11, was stunned to discover she had one of the highest IQ scores on record

A British Filipino girl discovered she had an IQ higher than Einstein and Stephen Hawking after being refused a place at her local school.

Mia Golosino, aged 11, had set her heart on going to Aylesbury Grammar [selective] School.

However, despite passing the entry exam with flying colours, she was turned down for a place at the school due to “oversubscription”.

Mia’s parents, IT manager Jose and full-time mother Mary, arranged for their daughter to sit a Mensa test to help them appeal the decision.

“We were amazed to find she scored the highest possible mark of 162 – more than Albert Einstein!” said proud father Jose. “This puts her in the top one per cent of the population.”

Happily, Mia was then offered a place at the prestigious 600-year-old Royal Latin Grammar School in nearby Buckingham.

The Golosino family visit Stonehenge

Meanwhile Jose and Mary, who moved to England from the Philippines 10 years ago, have asked for Mia’s story to be shared to give hope to other youngsters.

“We thought it might inspire other families whose kids did not get into their preferred school,” said Jose.

“And we are also telling Mia that she must believe in herself, whichever school she goes too.”

Mia, a keen swimmer and ballet dancer, wants to be a judge when she grows up.

The Royal Latin is a 20-minute drive from the family’s home in the town of Wolverton. “It’s actually closer than Aylesbury, which was the first choice,” said Jose.

162 is the highest score it is possible to achieve on the test currently used by Mensa (the Cattell 111B Scale). Mia also outsmarted the scientist Stephen Hawking, who is said to have achieved a score of 160.

The benchmark to be considered a ‘genius’ is 140, and an average IQ is considered to be anything between 90 and 110.

The average IQ in the Philippines is 86. The world rankings are topped by near neighbours — Hong Kong and Singapore (108), South Korea (106), Japan (105), China (105) and Taiwan (104). The country with the lowest IQ is Equatorial Guinea at 59.

8 Comments on "British-Filipino girl, more intelligent than Einstein, refused place at school"

  1. I was shocked & disappointed by the last paragraph.
    Having lived in the Philippines almost four years, I can testify that Filipinos are just as smart as folks in the country of my birth (USA).
    Obviously, their support for a mass-murdering lunatic does not speak well of their intellectual capacity, but other wicked politicians around the world have been elected by their people (including Obama & Trump in the USA).
    I’m certainly not an IQ-test expert, but I’m guessing there must be something wrong with the way the tests are converted to various languages & cultures. How can any test be rendered exactly the same way worldwide?

    • I don’t know Jim. But it’s a globally consistent test, and that’s where the average happens to fall. Many other countries further down the rankings complain (wrongly – the test is all about shapes and spacial reasoning) that they’re disadvantaged by lack of English.

  2. are not thyese test based or at least influenced by teh levl of edication, and being so one would expect the Filipino average tobe lower due to their infufficent eduction resources?

    It ha snothing to do with nationality, genetics etc, but purely socio-economic circumstances ..

    i.e these countries Hong Kong and Singapore (108), South Korea (106), Japan (105), China (105) and Taiwan (104) are mong the top 10 socio economic levels in the world also.

  3. The Dogs Back Wheels | May 19, 2017 at 8:46 pm |

    The whole article is rubbish , She was refused because places were full. It was then that the parents sort the test , did they expect someone to be bumped because their daughter has a high IQ?
    Just for the record ,Einstein never took the test and his IQ is only estimated.
    Because of national elections i would not be surprised if this story has not been hashed up to gain some sort of ground for either party.

    • The article is not rubbish, maybe your reading comprehension is the problem here? It clearly says she was refused because places were full (the school was oversubscribed). There is an appeals process, and demonstrating a high IQ could have played in their favour (at least, that’s what the parents believed – and it’s not an all-together daft idea). Yes, the figure of Einstein is somewhat conjectural, but that’s the widely agreed figure. And, no, I can’t see a political angle on this, just a happy ending for a hard-working family.

      • The Dogs Back Wheels | May 21, 2017 at 5:42 pm |

        I explained that the places were full and yet you stated the same and cited maybe my comprehension is the problem? We get these sort of articles ever time parents lose out to schools places, this is not about whether your kid has a high IQ.Read some of the comments from the hundreds in the original articles. Not to many are siding with the parents and most never mention the fact they are Filipinos , so we can take out the racist side of it.As for the political side of it , Is it really difficult to not believe that the press could see an angle to rubbish the school system.

  4. Anonymous | May 21, 2017 at 5:14 pm |

    I stated the places were full and you went over the same ground. Try and keep up or don’t bother to reply.You added anything of worth

  5. The Dogs Back Wheels | May 21, 2017 at 5:20 pm |

    Actually if you took the time to read the couple of original articles and then read the hundreds of comments you would have gotten a cross section of views , nearly all were against the parents. I stated that the school was full and you said the same except that my comprehension was the problem. I’m figuring you are not totally up to date on this one, try and keep up , is the political angle so unbelievable when dealing with the press? I think not.

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