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A Level results: Double delight for talented twins

Worcester Editorial 14th Aug, 2014 Updated: 19th Oct, 2016

A SET of twins were left seeing double after they both scooped four A*s in today’s (Thursday) A Level results.

Jamie and Harry Turner led the way in a record-breaking year for RGS Worcester by claiming an identical set of grades, as hundreds of teenagers across the city opened the brown envelopes to discover their fate.

The twins, who will study physics at Imperial College London and natural sciences at Magdalene Cambridge respectively, were two of the five students to achieve A*s across the board.

Headmaster John Pitt said he was delighted with another set of stellar results, which saw 76.8 per cent of all grades score from A* to B.

“I would like to congratulate the students on all their hard work which has been recognised and handsomely rewarded,” he said.

“We are particularly pleased so many so many of our Upper Sixth will now be heading off to their first choice of leading universities, ready to start the next stage of their education.”

Nervous tension quickly turned to joy for pupils at Worcester Sixth Form College as they bucked the national trend by claiming pass rates of 99.3 per cent.

More than half of the 1396 entries by students resulted in A*, A or B grades and twins Anastasia and Markos Prindezis were just some of the high achievers as they earned two A*s and an A and three A*s respectively.

Anastasia will study veterinary medicine at St Catharine’s College Cambridge and Markos is set to do medicine at Corpus Christie College Cambridge.

Principal Michael Kitcatt said: “I am delighted with our results this year and would like to pay tribute once again to the hard work of our students and staff.”

St Mary’s Worcester, which closed its doors for the last time this summer, bowed out on a high as the girls’ school achieved a 100 per cent pass rate and maintained their perfect record at grades A* to C.

Andrea Passalacqua, head of sixth form, said: “The proud tradition of 80 years of educational excellence for girls at St Mary’s has left a lasting legacy with this final A Level cohort.”

Students at the newly-merged Worcester College of Technology, which has become the Heart of Worcestershire College, were also celebrating their weeks of hard work.

Ellie Davies, who got straight As in English literature, geography and history, will go on to study geography at Exeter University

“The college had a relaxed atmosphere and small classes which meant the support from tutors was excellent,” she said. “I am really pleased and looking forward to the future.”

Elsewhere, 59 per cent of entries at Tudor Grange Academy were graded A* to B. Principal Sam Roach said, “We’re delighted for our students. They have worked exceptionally hard over the last two years and these excellent results are well deserved”.

More results to follow.

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