A Pakistani origin boy from Hampshire will become the youngest undergraduate in Britain, after top A-level grades got him a university place at just 14.
Wajih Ahmed, picked up an A* grade in physics and AS-level economics, and already has A* grades in maths and further maths and an A in chemistry.
His early exam success earned him a place on a three-year BSc degree course in economics due to start next month at Southampton University.
His father Usman, 46, who works for the Ministry of Defence, and 40-year-old mother Saadia said that they were amazed by their son’s achievement.
“He has made us so proud,” the Daily Express quoted Saadia as saying.
Ahmed, who will have a degree by the age of 17 if all goes well, said: “It’s been a lot of hard work, but it’s been worth it.”