boycelebratestopmarks...shouldherunthecountry? his peers, she said. She and her husband, Michael, sent Xavier to specialist maths c l a s s e s i n Hertfordshire run by Dr Mike Ryde. Mrs Gordon-Brown said Xavier has been teased about his sur- name and people ask: What are you going to do about the country? London Lite Thursday, 27 August 2009 11 Recordresultsprovokefreshaccusationsofdumbingdown Sound&Lite 1 Wii Sports Resort (Nintendo) 2 Wolfenstein (Activision) 3 Ashes Cricket 2009 (Codemasters) 4 Wii Fit (Nintendo) 5 Call Of Duty: World At War (Activision) 6 Call Of Juarez: Bound In Blood (Ubisoft) 7 Mario Kart Wii (Nintendo) 8 Tiger Woods PGA Tour (EA Sports) 9 Fight Night Round 4 (EA Sports) 10[Prototype] (Activision) Source: Chart Track POST YOUR iBLOG REVIEWS AT TOP 10 GAMES ThrillerDVDs from within GrippiNG supernatural thriller about a small town that sees a sudden strange increase in suicides, pointing to something more sinister. Co-starring Bruce and Demis kid, rumer Willis. (E1 Entertainment, 15.99, cert 15) the burning plain ChArlizE ThEroN and Kim Basinger star in this slow-burning mystery drama that links multiple plot strands to a single incident. Guillermo Arriaga, writer of 21 Grams and Babel, directs. (high fliers, 15.99, cert 15) paul joseph Gordon brown gets a*maths Gcse aged 8 TEENAGERS achieved another record crop of GCSE results today with more than ever awarded the elite A* grade. For the first time, more than two thirds of GCSE exam papers received at least a grade C, while a fifth scored A or A*. But as 750,000 pupils received their results, the celebrations were overshadowed by fresh concerns of dumbing down, with leading schools warning the exams have become too easy. Professor Alan Smithers, an expert in exam standards from Buckingham University, said: The A* has really become what the A grade was 20 years ago in terms of telling people apart. THIS is one Gordon Brown who never has to worry whether his sums add up. Child prodigy Xavier Gordon- Brown achieved an A* in GCSE maths after taking the exam aged eight. It was quite easy. I think Ive done well, he said. His mum, Erica, says he is too clever for school. Now nine, he is learning the clarinet, violin and piano, passing his exams with distinction. He has memo- rised Pi to 2,000 decimal places and has already started working towards maths A-level. Xavier likes the subject, he said, because it challenges me. But Mrs Gordon-Brown said his teachers told her they could not cope with his abilities. I look at school as a whole day wasted, apart from mixing with BY KEVIn WIddOP Star: child prodigy Xavier Gordon- Brown index.html2.html3.html4.html5.html6.html7.html8.html9.html10.html11.html12.html13.html14.html15.html16.html17.html18.html19.html20.html21.html22.html23.html24.html25.html26.html27.html28.html29.html30.html31.html32.html33.html34.html35.html36.html37.html38.html39.html40.html41.html42.html43.html