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astroman

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http://m.smh.com.au/nsw/jonah-soewandito-is-only-11-but-the-scots-college-pupil-is-sitting-the-hsc-20141011-1148fv.html

Jonah Soewandito is only 11 but the Scots College pupil is sitting the HSC

Jonah Soewandito is half the size of his classmates and should be in his last year of primary school. Instead, the 11-year-old has leapfrogged to year 12 and is doing his HSC.

The Scots College boy is the youngest student sitting the exams this year and one of the youngest to ever do the HSC in NSW.
Jonah, who should be in year 6, will sit 2 unit maths and chemistry and will finish his remaining HSC subjects, including three and four unit maths, physics and English, next year.

The Bellevue Hill college identified Jonah as being exceptionally gifted when he was just four, and he skipped kindergarten and started formal schooling in year 1. When he was in year 3, he was accelerated to year 5 as it became clear he was years ahead of his peers.

Last year, the college organised for Jonah to study chemistry through the prestigious US-based Johns Hopkins Centre for Talented Youth and the school has been in talks with universities in Sydney about options for Jonah once he finishes his HSC next year.
 

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http://m.smh.com.au/nsw/jonah-soewandito-is-only-11-but-the-scots-college-pupil-is-sitting-the-hsc-20141011-1148fv.html

Jonah Soewandito is only 11 but the Scots College pupil is sitting the HSC

Jonah Soewandito is half the size of his classmates and should be in his last year of primary school. Instead, the 11-year-old has leapfrogged to year 12 and is doing his HSC.

The Scots College boy is the youngest student sitting the exams this year and one of the youngest to ever do the HSC in NSW.
Jonah, who should be in year 6, will sit 2 unit maths and chemistry and will finish his remaining HSC subjects, including three and four unit maths, physics and English, next year.

The Bellevue Hill college identified Jonah as being exceptionally gifted when he was just four, and he skipped kindergarten and started formal schooling in year 1. When he was in year 3, he was accelerated to year 5 as it became clear he was years ahead of his peers.

Last year, the college organised for Jonah to study chemistry through the prestigious US-based Johns Hopkins Centre for Talented Youth and the school has been in talks with universities in Sydney about options for Jonah once he finishes his HSC next year.
What's the difference between me and this guy?
 

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You see these innate geniuses every now and then, but why do your HSC so early at the expense of developing social skills?
How could you judge his level of social skills when you haven't met the kid? He may have great social skills.
 

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You see these innate geniuses every now and then, but why do your HSC so early at the expense of developing social skills?
their child prodigies, i don't think it would be hard to develop the social skills needed
 

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His parents 'cared'. Yours 'didn't'.

*Not srs*
It's not about the parents. They don't do the exams for me. l0l. They're only there for motivational support and also for clarification purposes. Invalid argument. (You're probably right!)
 

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It's not about the parents. They don't do the exams for me. l0l. They're only there for motivational support and also for clarification purposes. Invalid argument. (You're probably right!)

However if the parents didn't provide the right enviroment the kid would unlikely be sitting his HSC this year...
 

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