Six sets of twins from same Bristol school share GCSE success

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Minnie and Tallulah Crawley, Florence and Dorothy Hislop, George and Sam Price and Marcus and Charlotte Hook, open their GCSE results at St Mary Redcliffe and Temple in Bristol.
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Florence Hislop (third from left) said everyone was going to a party to celebrate. "We can't wait," she added
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Charlotte Penn (centre) now plans to study business, economics, psychology, biology and maths
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Last year, Minnie (left) and Tallulah Crawley shared the part of Penny in the school's production of Hairspray

Six sets of twins at one Bristol school have achieved 87 A* and A grades between them at GCSE level.

They are all studying at St Mary Redcliffe and Temple School, where results have increased by 6% this year.

Among their results Dorothy and Florence Hislop, 16, from Bishopston, scored 13 A*s and six As between them.

Dorothy, who gained seven A*s, two As and a B, said her friends had been very nervous as they had been told grades were slipping this year.

Florence, who achieved six A*s and four As, said she was really surprised at getting an A in maths as the exam was difficult.

Charlotte Hook said she had been worried she would not do as well as her twin brother Marcus but achieved two A*s and six As.

"I'm really pleased with what I achieved," she said.

Between them the pair, from Southmead, recorded eight A*s, 10 As, one B and one C .

Charlotte added it had been a "huge relief" they had both done well.

George and Sam Price, 16, from Bedminster, who both have Asperger syndrome, achieved six A*s, four As , six Bs and three Cs.

Both now plan to study maths and science.

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Minnie Crawley (left) said the exams had been less stressful than the revision

Minnie and Tallulah Crawley, from Hewish, North Somerset, shared two A*s, 10 As, seven Bs and one C.

Minnie got one A*, five As and four Bs, while Tallulah scored one A*, five As, three Bs and one C.

Charlotte and Jonathan Penn, from Henleaze, gained eight A*s, five As, six Bs and one C.

David and Jennifer House, 16, scored six A*s, nine As and five Cs.

Nationally, for the second year in a row, there has been a drop in the proportion of GCSE entries achieving top grades.

This year the proportion getting an A* or an A fell from 22.4% to 21.3%.

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