Nigerian twin sisters shine in UK GCSE exams
The Ark Globe Academy in Elephant and Castle in London have celebrated its best ever results, with twin sisters from Nigeria part of the success story.
According to identical twins, Kehinde and Deborah Sowole, 16, sibling rivalry spurred them on to achieve top grades, including a raft of eights in their exam which is the equivalent of WAEC in Nigeria.
Head teacher, Matt Jones said: “This is the best progress the pupils have made in the school’s history …despite the increasing challenges and the rigour of the exams.”
Another outstanding student of the academy was Sara Sasvari, 16, who was among the highest achievers with eight top grades, and now wants to become a theoretical physicist.
Her success is even more remarkable as she moved to London from Hungary in 2014 and could not speak English. She has also been diagnosed with Stargardt Disease which affects her sight. She said: “I’m really happy and proud of myself. It’s been a lot of hard work.”
The GCSE results, which were released across the UK a few days ago, showed that girls are closing the gap on boys in maths and physics.