TWIN sisters at a Sussex school have been celebrating after scoring a slew of A*s in their A Level results.
Victoria and Valeria Badham both achieved four A*s at Mayfield Independent Catholic Day and Boarding School, as well as honors in AEA Mathematics and an Advanced Projects Qualification.
Both girls were also recipients of an Arkwright engineering grant and will go to Cambridge University – with Victoria studying medicine and Valeria studying science.
The Crowborough couple are among 10 per cent of the school’s pupils going to Cambridge, while others are securing places at universities across the country including Edinburgh, Exeter and the Royal Northern College of Music.
Principal Antonia Beary said the school was “immensely proud” of the achievements of its students in securing university places.
She said: “In a time of uncertainty, they have shown a resilience and positive approach that has been rewarded by an impressive set of results.
“At a time when trust in young people is being questioned, I am confident that our Mayfield graduates are well prepared for the next stage of their journey, whether that be an apprenticeship with the Metropolitan Police or a degree in science Cambridge covering everything from architecture to veterinary medicine across the UK and overseas.
“Not only have they validated they can pass exams, but more importantly, they know they are part of an inclusive community that provides a lifelong network of supportive friends and colleagues.
“They have the interpersonal skills and talents, not to mention the technical know-how honed over the years of lockdown and Covid, to make the most of the opportunities before them.”
https://www.theargus.co.uk/news/20671110.twin-sisters-sussex-school-secure-places-cambridge/?ref=rss Twin sisters from Sussex school secure places at Cambridge