Sporting star twins celebrate GCSE success at Sheffield school

Twins Millie and Carmeron Cass, aged 16, celebrate their GCSE success with their mum Annie Woodhead
Twins Millie and Carmeron Cass, aged 16, celebrate their GCSE success with their mum Annie Woodhead
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Two sets of sporting star twins have scored GCSE success at the same Sheffield school.

Team GB junior diver Millie Haffety and her ballet dancer sister Mia, aged 16, notched up three A* grades, six As, eight Bs and a C between them at Silverdale School in Bents Green.

Millie Haffety and Mia Haffety

Millie Haffety and Mia Haffety

Meanwhile fellow Team GB athlete Millie Cass, who competes in paracycling, and 16-year-old brother and runner Cameron had almost identical results – with Millie taking home seven As and two Bs, plus a foundation Chinese grade D, and Cameron nine As and two Bs.

They all balanced revision with gruelling training.

“It was quite hard to fit in training at night time”, said Millie Haffety, of Bents Green, who has travelled globally to compete.

“I was so nervous this morning but the hard work has paid off.”

Sister Mia, who formerly trained with the Northern Ballet but moved to Bailey Cox in Sheffield to fit it in around revision, said: “I’m really happy with how I did apart from French.

“We haven’t told our family yet but I think they will be really pleased.”

Paracyclist Millie Cass has Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, which damages nerves and can cause muscle weakness, and first took up cycling to get to school.

The 16-year-old said: “I feel so relieved with my grades, I thought I’d messed them up! I was very nervous this morning.I’m hoping this year the cycling will start to get serious now I am old enough to take part in international contests.

“I think education is really important because with sport you never know what is going to happen.”

Cameron, who trains with City of Sheffield Athletics Club, added: “The teachers have been really supportive, my maths teacher gave me extra help out of school.”

And beaming mum Annie Woodhead, of Whirlow, said she was ‘incredibly proud.’