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Peter and Paula Imafidon, British twins who were born to Nigerian parents, broke records as they sat for 34 GCSEs collectively last summer and were offered places in 60 of the UK’s top schools for their continued education.

GCSE’s are the exams taken by 15-year-old students in the UK before they move to A-Levels between the ages of 16-18 prior to University.

Just some of their results included the pair achieving A*s in maths, further maths, applied maths, additional science and English literature.

Peter and Paula Imafidon

Peter and Paula Imafidon at age 12

The pair were given so many choices and were having difficulty. On one hand there was a great all-girls-school for Paula but she said studying with Peter would have been good. Peter is into maths and physics and wants to go into Engineering but Paula wants to pursue medicine.

The pair hit the headlines years before when at just 7 they became the youngest people ever to pass an A/AS-level exam in maths. They were featured on British television and said to be at the time, the most intelligent family in Britain.

At 11, their sister Christina Imafidon was the youngest student in history to attend a British university – the United Kingdom University. Christina has also worked as an intern with the Citigroup Corporation as well as conducted research in mathematics with Oxford University. Nineteen year-old Samantha Imafidon had passed two high school-level mathematics and statistics exams at age 6. She became the youngest girl in the UK to attend secondary school at the age of 9. Samantha mentored Peter and Paula to pass their own math secondary school test when they were also 6 years old. She is a gold level champion in the 100m and 200m relays. The twins also pursue music and sport and drive each other through healthy competitions.

For Paula and Peter’s parents, it’s no surprise how high the twins are flying as they are blessed with other high achieving children. The first of the Imafidon kids, Anne-Marie who spoke six languages and graduated from high school at age 10 has been named a “serial world record breaker”.


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