A-level results: St Ambrose College twins lead the way

Dominic is wearing lighter shirt and Jamie the darker shade

Identical twins Dominic and Jamie Butler don’t just look alike, they think alike.

The brilliant St Ambrose College A-level students, who were the Hale Barns’ Catholic grammar school’s first-ever joint head boys, were both seeing stars after their downloading their results, with barely a whisker between them

The Bowdon boys were leading the way with Jamie getting four A*s in maths, further maths, chemistry and physics an A in biology and a merit in the maths extension paper, while brother Thomas got three A* in maths, further maths and biology with A grades in chemistry and physics and a merit in the maths extension, just one A* to A grade behind.

Dominic said: “We both did well and who ever wins is no consequence.

“We compete against the rest of the world but never against each other. We are both delighted and very proud of each other’s achievements and have always benefited from working together with each other.”

The boys are going to prove inseparable now as both want to study medicine and both want to go to Ireland to do it, currently choosing between Queen’s Belfast and The University College of Ireland in Galway.

Both were first team rugby players and both set up St Ambrose’s hugely successful interfaith conference attracting speakers from across the area to address Sixth Form students.

Overall St Ambrose College academics were reaching for the stars after another set of outstanding A-level results.

Nearly 69% of all grades were at A* to B, with a 100% pass rate and the vast majority of students now able to go up to their chosen university to study their preferred courses.

St Ambrose College Principal James Keulemans said: “Jamie and Dominic have made an amazing contribution to school life and are hard working, naturally talented and immensely likable and conscientious young men. We know they will become fine doctors.”