“I can’t put into words how proud I am or how wonderful they are.”
Emmanuel and Ebenezer Boakye said growing up in a single-parent household in Hackney had made them determined to make something of their lives and “make their mum proud”.
Together they managed a combined six A*s and one A, and will now go on to study English literature at Oxford University and Spanish and Russian at Cambridge.
The pair’s mum Victoria Genfi, 58, said: “I believe that no matter what background you come from if you push your children and support them through everything, they can achieve anything.”
It is the second year of replacement results in the UK, due to the coronavirus pandemic changing how students have been tested.
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