The Charlie and the Chocolate Factory actor has just completed his first year at England's prestigious Cambridge University, studying Spanish and Arabic, but he has refused to take a break from his education.
Highmore enrolled at the London School of Economics to study finance at summer school, and the star admits it's a career path which appeals to him.
He tells London's Evening Standard magazine, ""I figured it would be interesting to get a taste for something I might want to do when I'm older.""
Highmore also reveals he aced his first year exams at Cambridge, modestly adding, ""I did all right. I got a First.""