A MATHS genius is set to take his GCSE in the subject – aged just 11.

Gifted Cameron Thompson will take his exam five years ahead of schedule after stunning teachers at Prestatyn High School with his remarkable numerical ability.

The Year 7 numbers prodigy is also being put forward for the Additional Maths paper, reserved for outstanding pupils in year 11.

His family, who come from Prestatyn but now live in Wrexham, have even enrolled Cameron for a BSc degree in the History of Maths with the Open University.

Dad Roderick Thompson said: “We always knew he was a bit of a geek!

“He could just see a sum and know the answer.

“It was not picked up until he went to Prestatyn but they spotted it and have nurtured him and seen what he can do.

“It is all down to the school and we want to thank them.”

Assistant headteacher Jackie Bateman said: “It is remarkable and the first time ever the school has put forward someone so young for a GCSE in any subject.

“Despite his age we think he can get an A grade, which would be a fantastic achievement.”

Cameron’s potential was spotted in his first few weeks at the school by his maths teacher Carys Roberts and he has been fast-tracked by the department led by Andy Hall.

Ms Bateman said: “He loves maths, he adores the subject.

“He clearly has a natural gift for it but he has also worked very hard to reach this level so quickly. We have a My Maths computer programme for pupils to use at home and he has whizzed through it.”

To prepare him for the exams on May 18 he was moved into a Maths class of Year 11 pupils.

“We obviously had some concerns about moving him to a Year 11 class,” said Ms Bateman. “We had a chat with the year 11s just to remind them about language and to consider they had an 11-year-old in the class with them and they have been fantastic.

“He is a real novelty for them and he has a buddy assigned to him who has helped him as well.

“He has really come on in the class and is even correcting other pupils which they find really funny.

“We also had to consider the pressure an exam would put on him but we felt he was able to handle this. As a school we believe in pushing able pupils forward.”