TRIPLETS Isabel, Katie and Rachel, of Brighton College, have between them amassed no fewer than 34 A* grades and four A grades.

All three of the girls, from Wilmington, gained coveted A*s in Mandarin Chinese, maths and further maths, physics and chemistry, while between them they also picked top grades also in biology, English, French, Greek, history, Latin, Italian, Spanish and religious studies.

Headteacher Richard Cairns said: “I am thrilled for all three girls. They have engaged so fully with life outside the classroom and yet have still managed to achieve these incredible results.

“I think I can safely describe their achievements as awesome without any accusations of hyperbole.”