Molly, left, and Adele Rolf with their A-level results. Picture by Jennifer Burton.
A MOTHER and daughter with a love of languages have both gained A grades at A-level Latin.
Adele and Molly Rolf, of Rooke Street, Newport, were thrilled to receive their results after studying for the past three years.
Molly, 18, a student at the Island Innovation VI Form Campus, gained a hatful of top grades, including an A* in English language, another A in classics and a B in German. She has won a place at Selwyn College, Cambridge University, to study linguistics.
"She worked so hard and I’m very proud of her," said Adele, 48.
"She is the first person in our family to go to Oxford or Cambridge. She loves languages and has always had a talent for learning them.
"It was tough learning Latin but we both enjoyed it very much. People say it’s a dead language but it’s the basis of so many other languages, and we use it all the time without even realising it."
Molly and Adele, who runs family export business, AW Developments, with her husband and brother, studied once a week with private tutor John Holder, as none of the Island’s high schools offered a Latin A-level course when they started.