Gosport twins’ double success in A-levels

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Twins Anthony and Nerys Lau celebrated A-level success in Gosport today.

Anthony and Nerys, who are 18 and live in Molesworth Road, Gosport were among successful students at Bay House.

Anthony got four As in Biology, Chemistry, Maths and Music and is going to Bath University to read Biochemistry.

Nerys achieves two A* – one in Chemistry and one in Biology – and a B in Maths.

She is off to the Royal Veterinary College in London to study veterinary medicine.

Anthony said: ‘I’m ecstatic – it was really challenging doing four subjects but I didn’t want to drop music as I enjoyed it. I just kept going and didn’t give anything up and now I feel it’s all be worth it.’

Nerys said: ‘I’ve put a lot of hard work into it. Being a vet is the only thing I have ever wanted to do so now I’ve got into uni I feel like there’s a massive weight being lifted off my shoulders.’

Sophie Chapman, 18, from Usborne Close, in Lee-on-the-Solent, got two Bs - in Biology and Pyschology - and a C in Geography.

She’s going on to Surrey University to do child nursing.

She said: ‘I’m so happy - I didn’t think I’d get into uni so it’s amazing that I did. It means the world to me. I’m so glad all the hard work is finally paid off.’

At St Vincent College in Gosport, Kristian Balkin, 18, from Grifford Close, Fareham, got an A in Law, an A in Media, and B in English Language.

He said: ‘I’m delighted and quite surprised because my AS levels weren’t as good as that. When I got my results last year it gave me a bit of a wake up call and I put a lot of work in this year to make sure I would get into uni.’

He’s going to read Journalism at the University of Portsmouth.

Chloe Farrier, 18, from Kingston Gardens, Fareham, got an A in Psychology, A in English Literature and C in Biology. She’s going to Essex University to read Psychology.

She said: ‘I’m feeling very good about my results, they’re much better than what I expected or needed to get into uni.

‘I was dreading Biology because I didn’t think the exam went that well. But I’m so happy I’ve got enough to get into uni - that’s all that matters.’