A certain Chris Hayward responds:
To be honest, it sucks. I have an IQ of 146. By most stats and graphs that is considered Genius and in the 0.1%. Most people would envy it but it's not worth it to be honest. My intelligence actually meant I failed most subjects at school that didn't interest me.
Yes that's the problem with being intelligent, failing subjects at school as one finds them boring. Much easier to pass subjects if one is thick because then you wouldn't realise they're not interesting! :D