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Leasowes' brain boxes are top of the class
12:13pm Tuesday 25th September 2012 in Local
BRIGHT spark students at a Halesowen school are top of the class after passing the MENSA test to join the elite high IQ society.
The success of the eight 12 to 14-year-olds at Leasowes High School puts them in the top two per cent of the population.
Assistant principal Robert Thomas said: “We are absolutely delighted and very proud that our students have been successful in the MENSA test.
“At a time when entry to higher education and employment are becoming ever more competitive membership of MENSA can give students an advantage in applications and is a distinctive addition to their CVs.
“MENSA has many international branches and these young people now have a qualification that has a global currency.”
The students were identified by staff as likely to have a strong chance of passing because of their membership of the Leasowes' Gifted and Talented programme.
The school plans to give more students the opportunity to take the test.