A young Filipina in the United Kingdom whose IQ is said to be higher than Einstein's was denied placement by a grammar school due to "over-subscription," reports said.
A report on Milton Keynes Citizen said Mia Golosino, 11, was refused her first choice of secondary school, Aylesbury High grammar school, even after her parents arranged for her to take a test that revealed her genius IQ level of 162.
The genius benchmark IQ is set at 140.
Based on a letter provided to Metro, Golosino was told that she placed in the top one percent of scores required for membership with British Mensa, a local counterpart of the largest and oldest IQ society in the world.
Golosino, who is also a swimmer and a ballet dancer, accepted an offer from the Royal Latin School in Buckingham instead.
Her parents, Jose and Mary, who moved to England from the Philippines 10 years ago, shared their daughter's story to the media to "inspire other families whose kids did not get into their preferred school."
Golosino joins the ranks of genius kids who have supposedly outranked both celebrated physicists Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking in terms of pure IQ.
British-Indian children Rajgauri Pawar, Kashmea Wahi, Anushka Binoy, and Aum Amin have snagged headlines in the past for also having the IQ of 162, above Einstein and Hawkin's supposed score of 160. —Rie Takumi/KBK, GMA News