A YOUNG man from Ammanford has been accepted into the prestigious Mensa.

Sixteen-year-old Josh Mills, took an admission test to enter Mensa in Cardiff on December 4. He had to register an IQ of 148 or more to be accepted to Mensa and Josh smashed it, his IQ measured at and incredible 159.

Josh, who’s in year 12 at Ysgol Dyffryn Aman, said he just went along with the test after his big sister entered him in.

“I took an admission test on December 4 in Cardiff,” said Josh. “There were 2 separate tests. A multiple choice section and problem solving. The first part was 30 minutes, and the second part was one hour and a half.

“My sister recommended me. I never really thought about it (doing the test), I just go along with everything.”

His sister Georgia, a fifth year medical student in Cardiff, said the family are immensely proud of him.

“We are beyond proud as a family,” said Georgia, not just Josh getting Mensa but his entire journey.

“We have always believed in him and know he will have such a bright future ahead of him. Well done Josh!”

Josh is currently studying for his A Levels in maths, physics, biology and further maths. He doesn’t know what he wants to do yet other than get into a top university.

According to Mensa there are around 145,000 Mensans in roughly 100 countries throughout the world.

In order to be accepted to Mensa you have to score within the upper 2% of the general population on an approved intelligence test.

Josh said people have been impressed by what he achieved, even dad…

“It’s a nice thing to do, said Josh. “People have been impressed. It will open doors when I apply to university. Dad was impressed too.”