Congratulations to Grosvenor Grammar School pupil Ciara Irvine, who recently received the prestigious ‘VI Award for Best Student of Spanish in the UK 2019’, awarded by the Spanish Embassy and sponsored by the Junta de Castilla y León.
Ciara’s accolade came in light of accruing the best cumulative score from her GCSE and AS level results amongst all pupils in the United Kingdom; achieving an impeccable 400/400 in her GCSEs, as well as 190/200 at AS.
Awarding the prize to Ciara, the Embassy commented on how impressed they were that she had combined Sciences and Humanities at GCSE, as well as her Science profile with Spanish at A level.
In winning the award, Ciara was rewarded with a three-day trip to Castilla y León, with transport, board and lodgings covered; an incredible prize that she plans to partake of this summer.
Ciara’s superb achievement is a reflection not only of her own ability, application and achievement, but also the outstanding work carried out within the Department of Modern Languages in Grosvenor which offers Spanish, French, German and Mandarin to the pupils.
Commenting on Ciara’s success, Mrs Salt (Head of Spanish at Grosvenor) commented: “We are absolutely delighted to see Ciara’s superb academic achievements recognised in this way and hope that her Spanish is an asset to her in the future”.