12-year-old UK girl gets highest Mensa IQ test score of 162

The score puts the girl in the top one per cent of brightest people in the world and means she is more intelligent than physicist Hawking, Microsoft founder Bill Gates and Einstein.

By: PTI | London | Published: August 2, 2015 12:53 pm
uk girl mensa, mensa “Nicole’s IQ puts her comfortably within the top one per cent of the population,” said Mensa Spokesman Ann Clarkson. (Source: Mensa)

A 12-year-old girl in the UK has achieved the highest possible score of 162 on a Mensa IQ test, which could make her brainier than Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking. Nicole Barr, of Harlow, Essex, got a perfect 162 on the Mensa test.

The score puts the tween in the top one per cent of brightest people in the world and means she is more intelligent than physicist Hawking, Microsoft founder Bill Gates and Einstein, who are all thought to have an IQ of 160.

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“She’s a hard, hard working child. She stays after school for homework club and never misses a day,” said her mother Dolly Buckland, 34.

“From a young age she’s been picking out mistakes in books and magazines. She’s a happy, fun-loving girl who is always asking for extra homework,” she was quoted as saying by ‘mirror.co.uk’.

“When I found out I got such a high score, it was so unexpected. I was shocked,” said Nicole who received her IQ test results last week.

“Nicole’s IQ puts her comfortably within the top one per cent of the population,” said Mensa Spokesman Ann Clarkson.

The girl, who is a Year 7 student in Burnt Mill Academy, enjoys reading, singing and drama.

At primary school, Nicole was several years ahead of her peers and could tackle complex algebra before the age of ten.

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  1. Marco Urso
    Aug 10, 2015 at 5:41 am
    IQ is good and well. Lets hope her interest for math and science will match the one for nail polish and fashion.
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    1. Ajay Sharma
      Sep 7, 2015 at 12:22 pm
      Part I It is really strange to read the news "Girl had IQ more than Einstein" released By IANS Einstein's IQ was never measured. If yes tell me Name of doctor who measured Name of hospital it was measured What is the report? Numerous books were on Einstein. No where about his IQ is measured. Why to befool the general public. Then why to glorify wrong things. Part II BETTER WRITE AN ARTICLE HE IS THE BIGGEST PLAGIARIST. HIS THEORIES HAVE FLAWS. I have confirmed it in INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES, INTERNATIONAL JOURNALS, BOOKS PUBLISHED FROM EUROPE AND AMERICA. Name of book : Beyond Einstein and E=mc2 pp. 546 published from Cambridge, England Part III My work critical of Einstein ( approved by experts ) has been published in various por articles all over the world. It would be prudent this work is highlighted which will bring laurels to INDIA.
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      1. Ankit Bindal
        Aug 18, 2015 at 6:17 pm
        Top 7 Indians (Origin) with Highest IQ
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          baba thugdev
          Aug 2, 2015 at 4:56 pm
          albert einstien was very poor student and was third in cl of four at EIT Zurich and could not secure a job due to this. He would have performed very poorly had he taken this test. It is not about solving some questions that you can practice and retake. Intelligence is much more complex topic than can be judged by a single criteria and Einstien had other qualities that helped him achieve what he did.
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            guddu
            Aug 2, 2015 at 4:45 pm
            indian child are may be more intelligent , just test them also .
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