TEENAGE maths marvel Cameron Thompson is nearing the completion of his degree.
And if he secures his expected grade the 15-year-old, from Rossett, will be the youngest student in Europe to graduate from the Open University.
Cameron will sit his final exams in June during the same week he sits his GCSE exams at Darland High School in Rossett.
It is full steam ahead for Cameron, says his father Rod Thompson, 38.
“He absolutely loves studying for his degree.
“His final exams will consist of three four-hour exams, and two of them will be back to back – and all in the same week he sits his GCSEs.
“He has his work cut out, but maths has always been his hobby,” added Mr Thompson.
Cameron was diagnosed with Asperger syndrome in July 2011, and sometimes has difficulty in some social situations.
He began studying for a distance learning pure maths degree with the Open University, after sailing through his GCSE at 11 and his A-level at 12.
He was also featured on the BBC Three programme The Growing Pains Of A Teenage Genius during which the family was filmed over a period of about five months.
Initially the plan was to feature a number of gifted teenagers from around the country, but then the decision was made to concentrate on Cameron.
Mr Thompson, a computer programmer, said: “Cameron has got an incredible ability in maths, but otherwise he is just a typical teenage boy who enjoys playing World of Warcraft, and watching Doctor Who.
“He excels in maths because it’s formulaic, whereas he struggles in art or English – anything which requires interpretation.
“We’ve had hate mail in the past from people who think we are pushing Cameron too far, but if it was a child with an extraordinary football ability then they would be encouraged – so why shouldn’t we encourage Cameron?”
Cameron, who is also supported by mum Alison, 35, and sisters Emma, 13, and Bethany, 12, is on course for a 2.1, and will graduate from the Open University in October.
He will then study A-levels in physics, electronics and computing at Yale College, Wrexham, and hopes to enrol with the Open University again – this time for a master’s degree in maths.