PAVAN Kaur has achieved her first GCSE - aged just 11.
She gained a Grade C in Punjabi after studying at the Saturday School at the Sikh Temple in Prospect Street, Springwood.
She said: "It wasn't too difficult. My mum and dad speak Punjabi to me at home sometimes.
"We did a speaking, listening and writing test for the exam, which I took at Huddersfield Technical College.
"I've just got my certificate."
Pavan added that mum Jaswir, dad Hardev and brother Suchwant, 14, were all proud of her.
Pavan goes to Rowley Lane Junior, Infant and Nursery School at Lepton and will move up to King James's School at Almondbury in September. She hopes to become an art teacher.
The Lepton school's head teacher, Carol Martin, said: "Pavan is very modest about her achievements. She is a lovely young lady and is a role model for every child at the school."
Jas Sohanpal, the Springwood temple's co-ordinator, said that since 1997 about 200 youngsters from the Saturday School had passed GCSE, AS and A-level exam in Punjabi and Sikhism.
He said about 150 students attended the classes.