Benenden students and twins, Helena Rigg Franco (left) and Sofia Rigg Franco, are today celebrating their fantastic A Level results – achieving seven A* results between them.
Helena gained an A* in Chemistry, A* in Maths, A* in Physics and A in Politics and is now off to Imperial College London to study Chemical Engineering.
She commented: "I was so pleased when I saw my results this morning, I worked really hard and did the best that I could. I’m looking forward to starting university in September but I’m planning on enjoying the summer holiday first!”
Helena’s twin Sofia gained similarly wonderful results with a clean sweep of A* grades — in Biology, Chemistry, Economics and Maths. While Sofia has been awarded a place at the University of Exeter, she is planning on completing a gap year before continuing her studies in 2022.
Sofia said: “I’m so happy with my results! They were a bit of a surprise when I first saw them, I kept on refreshing the page to make sure the results were still there! I’m so happy to have achieved my place at university, but I’m thinking of taking a gap year first. I have no idea what I want to get up to though, so I’d better get planning!”