Birmingham triplets were celebrating a clean sweep in their A levels after earning a total of 13 A grades between them.
Tim, Rachel and Clare Heard, all aged 18, are now looking forward to going to university and have made their mother Kate very proud.
Tim who gained top grades in geography, chemistry, biology and general studies, said: “We are all absolutely delighted with our results. Rachel and Clare worked really hard to get results but I preferred to socialise with my friends and go out a lot.”
The trio, who all attended King Edward VI Camp Hill School, in Kings Heath, will now go their separate ways to different universities across the country. Tim is off to study geography in Leeds, Clare has been accepted on a theology course at Exeter, and Rachel will read medicine at Nottingham University.
Clare, who achieved A grades in psychology, English literature, religious studies and general studies, admits she is looking forward to six weeks off before hitting the books again.
She said: “I checked on the UCAS website this morning and saw I had already been offered a place at Exeter so wasn’t too bothered about the results.
“But when I got to the school, there was a note on my envelope asking me to go to reception to get my picture taken. I was very, very shocked to get four As, when my mum found out that all three of us had got straight As she couldn’t hold back her emotions and started crying. We are all off into town tonight to celebrate and then we will chill out for six weeks before starting Uni.”
Rachel went one better than her brother and sister by getting five As in maths, further maths, biology, chemistry and critical thinking.
The triplets, whose dad died when they were six, all live at home in Birmingham with their mother Kate, aged 51, who is a civil servant.
* Walsall student Emma Davies was celebrating after scooping six A grades at A-level.
The 18-year-old managed to score top marks in mathematics, further mathematics, chemistry, physics, biology and general studies.
Miss Davies, a pupil at King Edward VI High School for Girls in Edgbaston, now plans to study her mathematics, her favourite subject, at Oxford, and puts her success down to hard work and good teaching.
“It was a lot of subjects to carry at once but I really enjoyed them so I kept them all going,” she said. “I’m delighted. I thought the papers had gone quite well but I did not expect to get the grades necessarily. It’s brilliant, just fantastic.”
Miss Davies added that she was looking forward to celebrating with friends in Paris before settling down to her maths degree.
Her mother Andrea Davies, added: “We’re so proud of her, she’s done fantastically well.”
Sarah Evans, head teacher at the independent girls’ school, added: “This year’s results were very, very good, so of course we’re proud of all our girls’ achievements, but Emma has done exceptionally well, and I’m sure she’ll do well at Oxford too.”