A selection of Wallace High School pupils who gained either a Distinction or Merit in their Japanese Studies Short Course last year.
Masha Norwood, a Year 10 pupil at The Wallace High School who achieved a grade A in her GCSE Dutch examination during the summer.
THE success of a number of language students has been celebrated at Wallace High School recently.
A group of 19 Sixth Form pupils received certificates for achieving either a Distinction or Merit in their Japanese Studies Short Course which they undertook in the last academic year.
The pupils gained their certificates from the Northern Ireland Schools' Japanese Project and were led throughout by Sumi Ito and Wallace teacher Marie Cherry.
The course involved studying Japanese culture, language, writing and also learning about the country itself. Mrs. Cherry was delighted with the success achieved and said, "We have had a long and rewarding partnership with this particular project and the pupils really enjoy the opportunity to learn about Japan. I am delighted with the excellent results achieved and hope that the thirty pupils taking part this year gain as much as past pupils."
Meanwhile, Masha Norwood, a Year 10 pupil at the school achieved an excellent A grade in her GCSE Dutch, an examination which she sat last summer.
Masha follows in the footsteps of Katie Johnston who achieved an A* in her Spanish GCSE which she sat whilst a Year 8 pupil. Head of the Modern Languages Department Alex Millar is understandably proud of Masha and commented: "This is the first time we have had a pupil entered for GCSE Dutch and Masha worked hard for the exam and deserved to do well."