22 Jun ‘I thoroughly enjoyed it’: man sits GCSE maths exam at 92
Derek Skipper says he ran out of time on paper but ‘it doesn’t matter two hoots about the result’
A 92-year-old man is thought to have become the oldest person to sit a GCSE exam, after he completed a maths paper alongside a school hall full of 16-year-olds.
Derek Skipper took the exam at Comberton village college near Cambridge after completing a free online course that involved him using YouTube for the first time. He needed to use a magnifying glass to read the paper due to his poor eyesight, and said he ran out of time before the end, but was still hopeful for a level 4 or 5 result.