A 10-year-old school girl of Sri Lankan origin who passed an IQ test in England with flying colours is now officially “smarter than Einstein”.
Ariana Dambarawa Hewage, aged 10, took a Mensa IQ test and scored a whopping 162 which is thought to be “genius” level.
Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking, widely considered to be benchmarks of intelligence, both have an estimated IQ of 160. Ariana has beaten them and has now been invited to become a member of Mensa, the High IQ Society.
Ariana loves books and has a passion for maths and science.
It is reported that, Ariana, who attends St Patrick’s Catholic Primary Academy, in Huddersfield, hopes to become a famous scientist herself one day.
The school girl who enjoys reading, recently took her entrance examinations for grammar schools in West Yorkshire. Her parents were told she “has a gift” when she was inundated with offers for each school she applied for.
“She’s my genius” said dad Janaka. He added: “When she took her exams recently we realised just how smart she is. She passes every test easily. She loves reading, science, and is always talking to me about time travelling.”
Janaka suggested Ariana took the IQ test and was pleased when Ariana was excited about the idea. “The exam was about two hours”, he said. “She was put through different tests. Some were maths problems, problem-solving and verbal and non-verbal tests.
“It was quite long. She scored 162 which only a small percentage of people in the country can get. She got two marks higher than Albert Einstein.”
After taking the test Ariana received a certificate to say she has scored within the top two percent of people who take the test.
The certificate reads: “Congratulations. We are pleased to invite you to become a member of Mensa, the High IQ Society.
“By taking up this invitation you will join a community of more than 20,000 people with a high IQ just like you.” Ariana is a member of her local Brownies team and enjoys a number of extra-curricular activities.
In the future her parents hope she enters science competitions and her newfound ‘genius’ status will spur her on in her studies.
Source: Yorkshire Live