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GCSE results: How did we do?

Students across the region collected their GCSE results yesterday, which have fallen for the second year in a row.

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Double the success for GCSE twins

Double the nerves, then double the celebrations for identical twins who totted up 26 A*s between them. Rachel and Jennifer Thomson both achieved 13 A *s each, including further maths.

Rachel and Jennifer Thomson Credit: ITV

They took all the same subjects and in some subjects got the exact same scores; in others they did not drop a mark.

Whickham School head teacher Steve Haigh said he wasn't surprised with the girls' grades but was 'amazed' at the scores they achieved.

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