Identical twin boxers are top of the class

Alsop High School students and staff celebrated a record number of Alsop students achieving the highest grades in A-levels, staff were also delighted that a record number of students have secured university places, and Btec grades were also significantly above the national average.

Headteacher, Mr Joe Mangan said: “These fantastic results really reflect the hard work and dedication of Alsop pupils and staff.”

Top academic achievers included the Birkenhead twins who have managed to juggle amateur boxing success with academic success. The Kirkdale siblings Paul and Patrick Birkenhead both achieved A, A, A* in biology, chemistry and history A-levels and have successfully secured places at Liverpool University to study medicine.

Mr Colin McCormick, head of history said: “We are really proud of Patrick and Paul. This proves that hard work pays off. We wish them every success as they begin to study medicine and fulfil their dreams to become doctors”.

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