20 Castleford Academy pupils qualify for MENSA
It has been another record breaking year for the students at Castleford Academy who have once again performed exceptionally well in the MENSA IQ Test. In total, 46 students from Y7 to Y9 sat a MENSA IQ Test in June. The IQ Test is one way of measuring intelligence and MENSA is a society founded for people with an IQ in the top 2% of the country. The test was made up of several different types of questions exploring patterns, word meanings, mathematical progressions and riddles. It was extremely difficult and there is no revision or preparation that pupils can do so is a test of their raw intelligence.
On the morning of results day, pupils were clearly nervous whilst their own personalised results were handed out. I am pleased to inform you that every single pupil achieved an IQ result in the top 35% of the country. 38 out of the 46 pupils achieved an IQ of 130 or above which puts them in the top 10% of the country.
However, 20 pupils achieved an IQ of over 147 which qualifies them for entry to MENSA and puts them in the top 2% nationally, a subscription that the Academy will pay for in their first year. Finally, four Y7 students achieved the highest possible score on this test of 162, a score that is higher than both Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking's estimated marks.
Mr Guest said, 'We are extremely proud once again to better the exceptional results of last year. Every pupil has done incredibly well and this is a fantastic achievement for them all. A massive congratulations to all involved and their proud parents!'