Hans Sloane Awards

Congratulations to former Grosvenor pupil Robby Rankin whose academic achievements at ‘A’ Level were recognised through the Hans Sloane Awards 2012 earlier in the month.

The ceremony, held at The Ulster Museum on Thursday 3rd January, recognised those pupils who performed to an outstanding level in the 2012 GCE public examinations.  To this end Robby was the proud recipient of the Hans Sloane Medal, Certificate and first prize of £200 in recognition of his results in Biology, Chemistry and Physics which combined to rank him as the top ‘A’ Level Scientist in Northern Ireland.

The Hans Sloane Memorial Fund was established in 1960 to commemorate the life and work of Sir Hans Sloane, a celebrated Killyleagh physician, scientist and collector, during which time it has been used to recognize and reward the achievements of outstanding young Scientists from throughout Northern Ireland.

In addition to Robby’s superb results in the three Science subjects he was also placed joint 2nd in GCE Mathematics in August, helping him to achieve an incredible 4 A* grades overall. 

This latest achievement is the most recent in a long list of successes for former Deputy Head Boy Robby, who not only excelled academically during his time at Grosvenor but also represented Northern Ireland Schools’ in Cross Country and Athletics.

All at Grosvenor wish to pass on their congratulations to Robby, currently studying Medicine at Queen’s University, on his most well-deserved success:  we look forward to following his academic, sporting and professional development further over the years to come.

Former Grosvenor pupil Robby Rankin, flanked by Mr McLoughlin and Head of Physics Mrs Fox, who was recognised as the top A Level Scientist in Northern Ireland for 2012 at the 'Hans Sloane Awards' in January