A SET of twins are off to study at rival Oxford and Cambridge universities - after achieving almost identical A Level results.

Reuben and Martha Meadows have always attended the same school, but now they have each secured places at rival universities and will live around 80 miles apart.

Reuben has achieved three A*s to secure a place to study geography at the University of Oxford.

While Martha has secured a place to study history and politics at the University of Cambridge, achieving two A*s and an A.

The pair were over the moon with their results, and are looking forward to their futures at the UK's top two universities.

Martha said: “Reuben and I were extremely happy and relieved that we both got an offer for our chosen courses.

"We’re looking forward to continuing our education at Oxbridge - albeit apart from each other.”

The twins, from York were part of a group of seven students from All Saints RC School who secured a place at Oxbridge.

Sharon Keelan-Beardsley, headteacher at All Saints, praised the results the students have worked hard for this year.

She said: "We are delighted with the A-Level outcomes for our All Saints students.

"After two years of teacher assessed grades and no formal exams, the hard work and tenacity of our students has been rewarded.

"Almost 50 per cent of their A-Level grades were at A* or A with an average grade of B+ which is significantly higher than national averages.

"Many of our young people will move on to Russell Group universities and seven of them have received Oxbridge places.

"There were some individuals with stand out results including 16 of our students attaining at least three A* and five who achieved four A* grades.

"All Saints has a fantastic sixth form with extremely high academic standards. Just as importantly, those principles coexist with exceptional pastoral support and as a consequence our young people are supported by their teachers to achieve excellence.

"As a result of their endeavours, All Saints students are able to move on to the next stage of their lives with confidence, but also with high principles and values as they shape our future society.

"As we say farewell to the class of 2022, we wish them every success and look forward to hearing about the amazing things that we know they will continue to achieve."