June 19, 2021

Award in Economics for a student from the Colegio Hispano Inglés



She is 17 years old, daughter of architects, passionate about the world of business, history and fashion design, she wants to study at a university in the UKMeanwhile, she is taking the CHI’s dual British and Spanish curricula, participating in national debating tournaments, training swimming and attending painting class.

The test was held on March 20, within the Provincial Phase of the XIII Olympics of Economics and Business, organized by the Faculty of Economics, Business and Tourism of the ULPGC. In addition, it should be noted that his teacher, Pedro Díaz Melián, was also awarded for being the teacher who, presenting more than three students to the test, obtained the best joint average mark.

The Olympiad of Economics and Business is the individual recognition granted by the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria among secondary school students from all public, subsidized and private centers in the province of Las Palmas.

The requirement to participate in the call is to be taking the subject of Business Economics in the 2nd year of Baccalaureate, and it is advisable to have also taken the subject of Economics in the 1st year of Baccalaureate.

The fundamental objective of the Olympiad is to stimulate the studies of economics and business organization among young people, as well as to maintain and strengthen the existing links with teachers and students who are interested in this matter.

Congratulations on your classification Sara, how do you feel after receiving the award and how did you manage to prepare for the Olympiad taking into account that you are one step away from the EBAU Selectivity?

The truth is that I am still in a state of shock, since I did not expect it because there were many participants from all the educational centers in the province. It has made me very excited, since, after all, it is a prize for the work of a whole school year.

She was very familiar with the content that went into the test, thanks to the preparation she had taken since school. In addition, I was very lucky that the date coincided with a short break we had between exams, which allowed me to take it easy.

The day of the test at the university, because of the place and the conditions, I was imposing a bit but I was not particularly nervous. My teacher didn’t pressure us. He simply encouraged us to introduce ourselves if we felt like it because we didn’t lose anything. My family told me the same thing.

In addition, it would be an exam very similar to that of the EBAU Selectivity and it would allow us to know what we will face that day. Therefore, I took it as a kind of drill. Once they gave me the exam and I saw that I knew how to answer the questions, I was quite calm.

It was a very positive experience. When we left, the colleagues who introduced ourselves agreed that, regardless of the results, it had been well worth going.

“I have full confidence in my teachers to achieve the best results in the EBAU Selectivity”

Do you think that the dual curriculum system of your school has been able to benefit you in any aspect of your classification?

Yes of course. The first contact we had with Economics was in Year 10, the equivalent of 3rd of ESO, in the Economics subject that is part of the British IGCSE curriculum, International General Certificate of Secondary Education.

This allowed us to reach 1º of Baccalaureate with a fluency in the subject that, without a doubt, has benefited my classmates and me. But not only the system has been of great help, but the excellent teachers who have been accompanying us throughout this journey.

What’s more, my economics teacher was, of the teachers who presented more than three students, the one with the best average. For this reason, I would like, not only to thank him infinitely for his help, but also to congratulate him and the other two colleagues who participated in the Olympiad for this achievement.

From now on, how do you envision your future, what new goals and objectives do you have in mind?

The next big challenge I have in mind is the EBAU Selectivity. It is a key exam for my future but I am confident that, with the preparation given to us at school and with the support of our teachers, the results will be satisfactory.

Regarding the choice of university career, until now it had been quite clear that I wanted to study fashion design. However, to this day, although I am still passionate about the world of fashion, I am having a hard time deciding between that field and that of economics and business. That is why I am considering the option of studying a career that combines them.

“I have applied to study MSc Strategic Fashion Management at the University of London College of Fashion”

With the advice of CHI Counseling, my school’s guidance department, I am right now immersed in the UCAS process, University & College Admissions Service, which is the British admissions service for all those students who want to access UK universities.

As part of this procedure, I have applied to study MSc Strategic Fashion Management (Master in Strategic Fashion Administration) at the University of London College of Fashion, in which I have already been accepted, pending the results of my qualifications at the end of the course.

At school we have always been prepared to have the option of choosing, anywhere in the world, where to study. The UK is an option that has always caught my attention and now that the moment is approaching, even more so. It would be a wonderful experience, both academically and personally.

To this is added that, in the event that you finally choose something related to fashion, cities like London or Milan are quite specialized in the sector.

Now, I haven’t made a final decision yet. In Spain there are also many good universities and, given the uncertain circumstances that we are experiencing with the pandemic and Brexit, I do not rule out the possibility of starting my university studies here.

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