Terrific exam results for talented twins

Twins Jessica and Lewis Keating celebrate their A level resuts
Twins Jessica and Lewis Keating celebrate their A level resuts

It was A-Level exam success at the double for Lewis and Jessica Keating.

The 18-year-old twins were among a number of students at Ponteland High School that got on their first-choice university course.

Jessica received A*s in biology, geography and an extended project qualification, where she did an in-depth written report and presentation about tectonic plates and earthquakes, as well as an A in maths.

She will study geography at Oxford University (Jesus College).

“I’m very pleased with my results and maths was the toughest subject for me, so I’m more than happy with getting an A grade for it,” she said.

“I’m ready for something new and it will be great to study at such a prestigious university.”

Lewis will do a degree in business studies at Lancaster University after getting a BTEC National distinction*/distinction for this subject – this is worth two A-Levels and the results are equivalent to achieving an A* and A. He also got a D in history.

He said: “I was quite nervous this morning and so I felt happy and relieved when I found out that I had got on to the course at Lancaster. I’m looking forward to going to university, it should be a great experience. I’m really pleased with how well my sister has done and it’s good that we’ve both achieved our first choice.”

Other high-flying students included Vijay Mahal, Maisie Ingram, Elizabeth MacGowan, Andrew Bagnall, Rachel Heslop, Catherine Hunter, Caroline Garner and Emma Scott.