Never to old to learn

‘I was doing it for fun’: man, 92, could be oldest Briton to pass GCSE exam

Derek Skipper achieves highest possible grade – level 5 – in foundation maths and is ‘very pleased indeed’

A 92-year-old man could be the oldest person in Britain to ever pass a GCSE exam after receiving the highest possible grade in his maths paper.

Derek Skipper, from Orwell in Cambridgeshire, sat a foundation level maths exam earlier this year, and found out on Thursday morning he had achieved a level 5 (equivalent to a lower B).

Skipper said he decided to take the course, through the Cam Academy Trust, after seeing an offer from his local authority to take it free of charge, and felt he had never fully got to grips with maths when studying it as a child.

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