Incredible triplets bag 33 A* and A grades between them
While many families are celebrating a teenager's top GCSE results, the Fogg family have more reason than most to raise a cheer.
Triplets Chris, Alice and Barnaby Fogg have passed 33 GCSEs with A* and A grades after studying and revising together – and even taken a clutch of AS levels a year early.
The 16-year-olds topped the exam charts at Gainsborough Queen Elizabeth's High School, where their proud dad David has taught for 34 years.
Eldest triplet Barnaby passed nine A*, three As and two AS-levels a year early, Alice also got nine A*s, two As and three AS-levels at A grade, and Chris came in with eight A*s, two As and three AS-levels including two As.
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Barnaby and Alice both want to study medicine at Oxbridge. Brother Chris is also targeting Oxbridge, to take a dentistry degree.
Barnaby couldn't pick up his results from the Morton Terrace school because he was at Oxford University on a maths summer school after winning a place as one of the top students in the country of his age group.
He said: "I woke up at 4.30am and couldn't get back to sleep. But Alice texted my results through and it was a big relief," he said.
"But we know we're going to have to work even harder to get good A-level grades."
The trio also perform with the Lincoln Symphony Orchestra.
Youngest sibling Alice said: "Being a triplet certainly has its benefits because we all studied and revised together, particularly on the subjects we had in common.
"But it's no different to our music as I play flute and clarinet in the Lincolnshire Symphony Orchestra and my brothers both play saxophones."
The "middle" sibling – by a minute – Chris said: "We've always been very competitive, but we get on really well together."
Proud parents David and Karen Fogg said the trio were hard-working and determined to succeed.
"They did put in the long hours of study all year round to get these results," said Mrs Fogg, 52.
ICT teacher Mr Fogg, 58, said: "It can get a bit noisy when they're all practicing their instruments at the same time!"
Queen Elizabeth's High school headteacher David Allsop said: "It is almost impossible to imagine the amount of work and effort that has gone into the 1,845 qualifications gained by our students this year.
"Each one equates to hours of preparation by the students alongside marking and assessment by the teachers.
"We should recognise and celebrate the achievements."