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Timperley twins record identical results at Altrincham school

By David Prior at

Loreto Grammar School’s identical twins Hannah and Lucy O’Donnell said team work was the secret to their identical grades in identical subjects in their A Levels.

The Timperley twins each got an A* in Psychology with A grades in Biology and History, though Lucy admitted “I did start a physics course but then swapped after one week when Hannah told me I should really be doing Psychology.”

Identical twins Lucy and Hannah O’Donnell celebrate their results today

Hannah said: “There is absolutely no sibling rivalry, after all we are a team.”

Lucy added: “We share the same friends, both play the piano and enjoy lacrosse and do everything together.”

They will however now be separated as Hannah goes to Newcastle University and Lucy heads to Bristol.

Pictured (left to right): Erin Reddington, who is now going to Newcastle to study History; Grace Wilson, who will study Fashion Design at Leeds Beckett; Neha Morrison, who read Medicine at Newcastle; Lucy O’Donnell, who will study Anatomy at Bristol; Hannah O’Donnell, who will read Psychology and Biology at Newcastle; Hollie Ross-Kenny, who is going up to Newcastle to read Medicine; Hannah Power, who will read Biomedical Sciences at Newcastle; Georgia Brooks who will read Economics and Management at Worcester College, Oxford and Emilia Russell, who will read General Engineering at Sheffield

Meanwhile, headteacher Jane Beever hailed another set of stunning results at the Altrincham school.

“Over 75% of all grade were at A star to B with over 40% at either A* or A, which all means our students have the opportunity to study some truly exciting and challenging courses at the country’s very best universities,” she said.

“Colleagues and students have embraced the necessary changes associated with the new linear style of assessment and the more rigorous curriculum and worked tirelessly to achieve these superb results. There are no ifs or buts or maybes at Loreto, it’s simply hard work if you want to succeed.”