Dario Trinchero, a 17-year old student at Somerset College, has been placed first in the country for Chemistry and first in the world for Mathematics in the International Cambridge AS Examinations.

Dario obtained 100% for Mathematics!

CapeTalk Breakfast Host Kieno Kammies spoke with the top maths learner in the world, 17-year-old Dario Trinchero at Somerset College.

Trinchero says he did not expect such stellar results, and does not take all the credit for his success.

“I’ve always been passionate about maths, and have had passionate teachers. All of that is the catalyst for success. I’ve always done well because I’ve been surrounded by people that encouraged me,” says Dario Trinchero, Somerset College matric learner.

Dario says that he hopes to study both theoretical physics and computer science when he completes high school.

Dario obtained 100% for Mathematics and scored over 90% in four other subjects, namely Physics, Chemistry, Computer Science and Afrikaans. The College was informed by the Cambridge International Examinations of Dario’s international ranking this week. Dario intends to study Quantum Physics at university next year.

“The quality of Dario’s answers secured him the honour, not simply the 100%.” “We are extremely proud of Dario and his teachers on this incredible achievement,” remarked Meg Fargher, the Executive Head of Somerset College in Somerset West.

Founded in 1997, Somerset College is an independent, co-educational school situated on a beautiful 32-hectare estate in the Winelands of the Western Cape. The College offers schooling from Grade 000 to Matric, as well as Cambridge International AS and A-levels. Somerset College is attracting students not only from Gauteng and KwaZulu Natal, but the world-over.

“This year the AS-level class has 16 students, many of whom are international students joining us from countries from across the world. We have students from Tanzania, Mozambique, China, England and Singapore. We trust that they will follow in the footsteps of our Cambridge “pioneers” and aim at achieving their very best,” commented Gareth Tucker, Director of the Cambridge Programme at Somerset College.

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