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Young Citizen Award: Newbury Park pupil who took his A-levels two years early nominated

PUBLISHED: 10:19 05 September 2017 | UPDATED: 09:39 07 September 2017

Pawan Matabadul, 16, took his A-levels early and achieved A* in maths and As in physics and further maths. Picture: Ken Mears

Pawan Matabadul, 16, took his A-levels early and achieved A* in maths and As in physics and further maths. Picture: Ken Mears

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A 16-year-old boy who took his A-levels two years early is this week’s nominee for the Recorder/Rotary Club Young Citizen Award.

Pawan Matabadul, of Oaks Park Sixth Form, Newbury Park, was awarded an A* in maths and an A in both physics and further maths.

His father, Rajah Matabadul, praised his hardworking son for his achievement.

“He puts so much effort into everything that he does and he’s got these great results to show for it,” he said

“I am extremely proud of him and what he’s done so far.”

To prepare for his A-levels, Pawan taught himself some of the topics before he started classes at Oaks Park Sixth Form.

He also topped up his education with information from the internet.

“It is a really good sixth form, they were very supportive,” the teenager said.

“Everyone wasn’t that surprised (with my results) – they expected me to do really well because I was the most consistent person in class and I tried to help other people when they were struggling

“My overall grades are good but I feel that I could have done better in further maths – I wanted an A*.

With his brilliant academic results, Pawan will be attending Brunel University to study aerospace engineering.

“I’m interested in aviation so want to learn more about the engineering of planes and how they work,” he told the Recorder.

“Age is just a number, it’s all about your mentality.”

Pawan also sat his GCSEs two years early after showing signs of early development.

He received four A*s in chemistry, physics, biology and statistics as well as a B in English literature and Cs in English language and further maths.

The Young Citizen award is run by the Recorder in conjunction with Redbridge Rotary Club, and sponsored by The Exchange shopping centre, Ilford, which will provide each monthly winner with a £30 gift card.

The aim of the scheme is to highlight all the good things that young people do in Redbridge

The overall winner will be crowned at next year’s Mayor’s Community Awards.

You can nominate any person from Redbridge, as long as they are under 25, by emailing ralph.blackburn@archant.co.uk.

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