Aug 19 2010 By Siba Matti
PAIR of twin sisters are ecstatic after achieving the top two A-level results in their year group at Northwood College. Shreya Sheth, 18, scooped three A* grades in psychology, maths, biology and an A in chemistry, while sister Shailee gained A* grades in psychology and maths, and As in biology and chemistry.
The twins, who live with their parents in Ickenham, both intend to study medicine at top London universities, with Shreya destined for Imperial College, while Shailee has secured a place at Kings College London.
Shailee said: "I'm really happy, I never thought I would get a A* as I know it is quite difficult to achieve, so to get four has really exceeded my expectations.
"I didn't feel any competition with my sister - we both were willing each other to do well."
Shreya said: "I couldn't have asked for better results and it is beyond my wildest dreams to study medicine.
"The exams were hard work, especially during the AS level, and I had to make sacrifices, like not going out with friends as much to revise, but I managed to stay motivated and all the hard work has been worth it."
The twins' mother, Nila, added: "We are absolutely overwhelmed and extremely proud of both the twins.
"They are very clever and incredibly determined - once they start something, they always finish it - and they are the first in our family to study medicine, so this is a very good day for us."
Another success story was head girl Nicole Gillett, who achieved two A*s in English literature and maths, and an A in physics.
The 18-year-old, also from Ickenham, now intends to study astrophysics at University College London.
Overall, the school, in Maxwell Road, Northwood, achieved a 99 per cent pass rate with 93 per cent achieving A* - C grades.
Six girls gained four A*- A grades, while a further 11 girls recieved three A*-As.
Seven students have confirmed places to read medicine and four to read dentistry.
Headmistress, Jacqualyn Pain, said: "I am delighted with our superb A-level results.
"Our aim is that every day at school is a fulfilling, enriching experience. We pride ourselves on being a happy, considerate community, with a sense of responsibility and service and a clear moral compass to guide us, as well as a school where girls achieve outstanding exam grades."