Super smart Nigerian twins smash records again with 30 A*-A GCSEs

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Super-smart twins from Waltham Forest have smashed the record books again by scooping a whopping 30 A*-A GCSEs.

Peter and Paula Imafidon first hit the headlines when they scored a GCSE pass in maths, aged six.

In 2009, when they were eight, they made history as the first eight-year-olds to pass an A-Level exam in mathematics – Read the story here.

Last week, they completed their GCSE exam collection after months of exam practice together.

With the latest results added to their earlier GCSE successes, they each have 23 A-A*s under their belts.

Paula, 15, said: “It wasn’t really studying, because we saw learning as a game.

“Especially when you’re watching videos, listening to podcasts and explaining concepts to other people who don’t understand them.”

The pair, nicknamed the ‘wonder twins’ attended Roger Ascham Primary School, in Wigton Road, Walthamstow, before going on to study at a school for gifted children.

Then, they went on to secondary school aged nine.

As well as advanced exams, they took GCSEs at Eastlea Community School in Newham.

They were coached by Excellence in Education, a non-profit organisation which helps with the educational development of students in inner-cities and with underprivileged children.

Dad, Chris Imafidon, Adviser to Governments and Industry on Education praised both his children and the Excellence in Education programme.

He said his children are proof that ordinary people, can do “extraordinary” things.

Peter, is also a sporting star and was chosen by FIFA to play in Under 16’s FIFA Football Championship in Germany.

Peter Imafidon, who opened his results first, said: “I am so thankful for the work of the Excellence in Education for their unique methods of teaching and training that brings out the genius in every student.

“The mentorship is second to none in scholarship, sports or music.”

This year, the twins took exams in ICT, French, Further Additional Maths, Further Additional Science, Religious Studies, Geography and PE.

There is no known records of any other student or set of siblings achieving the same number of grades. The closest is eight.

Sixty sixth-form colleges have offered the twins places at their schools.

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