Identical twin sisters at St Peter’s School in York are heading for Oxford and Cambridge this autumn, after achieving seven A* and one A grade between them in this year’s A-Levels.
Francisca and Olivia Anderson, from Hopperton, near Harrogate, achieved A*A*A*A* and A*A*A*A respectively. Olivia also achieved A* for her Extended Project Qualification, an independent learning qualification which is increasingly valued by universities.
Francisca, who achieved top passes in French, History, Latin and Spanish, will read Modern Languages (French and Spanish) at Oxford, while Olivia, who scored A* in French, History and Spanish, and A in English Literature, will study Law at Cambridge.
The twins said:
We are utterly relieved and thrilled to be branching out in our different directions, and thanks to St Peter’s for all the support and help with our preparation. We’re very happy with these results.
Headmaster, Leo Winkley said:
This is an outstanding achievement by both girls, and reflects the hard work and enthusiasm for learning that has been typical of their time here at St Peter’s. We wish them, and all our pupils, the very best as they head off for the next stage in their lives.
All eight St Peter’s pupils with offers for Oxford and Cambridge achieved the necessary results to secure their places. Pupils heading for Oxford include Libby Brown (Chemistry), Alistair Duffey (Physics), Helen Megone (Classics) and Maciej Psiuch (Chemistry). Entering Cambridge are Helen Taylor, reading Law, and Emily Mahon, who will be reading Modern & Medieval Languages.
St Peter’s School, founded in 627AD, is one of the oldest schools in the world, and one of the UK’s leading co-educational boarding schools.