Kettering school boy invited to high IQ society

A Bishop Stopford pupil has become a member of Mensa

By Phoebe Radford
Thursday, 2nd April 2020, 10:22 am
Updated Thursday, 2nd April 2020, 10:44 am
Vanik, 13, has been invited to join Mensa high IQ society
Vanik, 13, has been invited to join Mensa high IQ society

A Kettering school boy has been invited to join Mensa, a society for people with high IQ.

Vanik Singh, 13, is a year eight student at Bishop Stopford School and has been invited to join Mensa after scoring high results on IQ tests.

Vanik's dad, Dr Raminder Singh, said: "He applied for the Mensa test on his own.

"He has a very good support at school and we as parents encourage him at home.

"Me and my wife, Navjot, his mother, are obviously very proud of his achievement."

IQ stands for intelligence quotient and Mensa uses standardised tests to measure a person's IQ. You need to score within the top 2 per cent to be invited for membership.

Vanik was within the top 3 per cent on the Cattell III B scale and in the top 1per cent on the Culture Fair Scale with two scores of 144 and was invited to join Mensa.

His invitation said: "By taking up this invitation you will join a community of more than 20,000 people with a high IQ just like you.

"You will be able to meet them at our many events and meetings, chat online and exchange ideas through any of more than 100 special interest groups."

Vanik's proud dad said he had only started school in the UK in 2017 after moving from India. His sister is currently a medical student at Newcastle University.

Bishop Stopford have shared Vanik's achievement on their website and said: "Congratulations to year eight student Vanik Singh who has been offered membership of Mensa high IQ society.

"Well done Vanik, we always knew you were gifted and talented and now this proves it!"