May 292017

Ben Nicholl (Yr 13) pictured above was presented with the award shown, by CCEA Chairman Trevor Carson in recognition of achieving the accolade of the top scoring candidate in Northern Ireland at GCSE Further Mathematics.  Ben was invited by CCEA on Tuesday 25th April to receive this special award at a ceremony held by the NI Examination Board, at the Titanic Centre in Belfast. Ben was also successful in being awarded joint recipient of the CCEA John Magaud Memorial Cup for excellence in GCSE Further Mathematics.

RSD wishes Ben every success as he embarks on his AS examinations for Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry and Food Technology at the Royal School Dungannon.

 Posted by on May 29, 2017 at 12:11 am
Oct 202016

Congratulations to Ben Nicholl (Year 13) on his recent news, having obtained joint first in GCSE Further Mathematics and also joint second in GCSE Biology; both for the Northern Ireland CCEA examination board. We wish him all the best as he continues to study this year for his Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry and Food Technology A Levels at Royal School Dungannon.

 Posted by on October 20, 2016 at 3:59 pm
Oct 032016

img_4069Congratulations to Maya Davidson (Year 8) who was presented an award in “recognition of Achievements in Education” by the Mid Ulster District Council at the Civic Awards Evening in Magherafelt.  Maya was the only recipient of an educational award, from 10 awards in recognition of outstanding achievement.

Sep 032016

Congratulations to former pupil Jason McCammon, who recently graduated from the University of Cambridge with 1st Class Honours (MEng, BA).  A student of Homerton College, Jason graduated with the highest examination marks across Cambridge University’s 31 colleges, and he was awarded the T.R.C. Fox Prize as the university’s top Chemical Engineering student.

Jason left RSD in 2012 with 4 A* grades in his A Levels: Maths, Physics, Chemistry and Design & Technology.

Sep 032016
Gareth is congratulated by Mr John Poole from KPMG

Gareth is congratulated by Mr John Poole from KPMG

Congratulations to former pupil Gareth Parr who was jointly awarded the KPMG prize as one of the top two graduates in QUB’s BSc Accounting course.  He was also awarded the Brian O’Reilly Medal for the best final year student in Advanced Financial and Management Accounting, as well as the PriceWaterhouseCoopers Prize for the Best Student in Financial Accounting (level 2 and level 3 combined).  He received his prizes recently at a ceremony in Queen’s Management School. 


Aug 292016

Polly Swaile, Rachel Millar, Hannah McAteer, Emma McCarley and Rebecca Richardson

Our Year 12 pupils have achieved excellent GCSE results in this summer’s examinations. The overall results showed that 48% of all grades were at A* or A grades and 77% of all grades were at A*-B.

35/102 pupils who sat GCSE examinations returned at least 7 A*/A grades. Ben Nicholl secured a clean sweep of 10 A* grades and Rebecca Richardson returned 9 A* grades plus 1 A grade. Andrew Graham achieved 8 A* and 2 A grades with Carly Douglas and Adam Irwin each returning 7 A* and 3 A grades.

Joel Stewart, Faye Acheson, Rachel Millar, Angel To, Leah Doran and Jessica Hadden carried off 10 A*/A grades each while Lydia McAlister and Andy Yu each returned 7 A* grades, 2 A grades and 1 B grade. Calvin Nelson, Rebecca Shaw, Sasha Taggart, Ellie Finlay, Polly Swaile and Ian Chow all returned A*/A grades in 9 subjects. Hayson Yung, Jack Thompson and Hannah McAteer each scored 7 A* grades in their overall totals.

91.2% of pupils met Department of Education benchmarks of returning at least 7 A*-C grades including Mathematics and English; and 95.1% of pupils secured at least 5A*-C grades including Mathematics and English.

Congratulations, and well done for all the effort and dedication that went in from the pupils and teachers.

Aug 192016
Top achievers at A2 delighted with their results

Top achievers at A2 delighted with their results

RSD’s Sixth Form pupils achieved excellent A Level results in this summer’s examinations with 7 out of 10 grades awarded at the top grades of A*, A or B and an average UCAS points return per pupil of 339 (the equivalent of 2 As and 1 B). The overall pass rate was 99.5% across all subjects.

16 pupils out of a cohort of 65 secured at least 3 A* or A grades. Vicky Chick led the way, returning 3 A* grades and 2 A grades and Jonathan Gilmour scored 2 A* grades plus 1 A grade. Karen Wong and Nina Choo each scored 5 A grades and Gary Lau returned 4 A grades and 1 B grade. Rachel Burrows, Joanna Little, Annabel McKee and Emma Thompson each achieved 1 A* grade plus 2 A grades. Katrina Cuddy, Derek Mak, Jo McKeown, Anna Nicholl, Hannah Smyth, Stephen Stewart and Lucy Talbot completed the line up with 3 A grades each. In addition, 8 other pupils achieved at least 2 A* or A grades and 1 B grade: Amy Burnett, Peter Doran, Sarah Emerson, Evelina Grydziusko, Daniel Perry, Lydia Reilly, Amy Robinson and Caleb Scott.

At AS Level a large number of RSD pupils established an impressive platform for A Level success next year, with 65% of grades at A or B grade. 25 pupils returned at least three A grades in their chosen subjects, including Rebecca Boyd, Geoffrey Cheng, Polo Chiu, Timothy Davidson, Grace Doran, Aaron Graham, Matthew Maguire, Jennifer McLean, Julie Orr, Joshua Patton, Lauren Plunkett and Adam Smith who each achieved 4 A grades. Suzanne Bell, Brian Cheung, Emily Elliott-Murphy, Megan Forster, Andrew Irvine, Sarah Maxwell, Kerry McMullan, Reuben Morrow, Mathew Mylroi Lamont, Adam Patterson, Sophie Shannon, Ruth Watters and Hannah Weir all returned at least 3 A grades. A further 11 pupils achieved at least 2 A grades and 1 B grade.


Mar 092016

Well done to all of the junior pupils who were awarded certificates in recognition of their achievement and effort in January’s examinations.

Full list of award winners below.

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Feb 252016

RSD and St Patrick’s Academy will come together for the fourth time to hold an exhibition of Art & Design in the exhibition space beside the ‘Loft café’ in Linen Green, Dungannon.

This exhibition includes the work of GCSE & A level pupils from both schools and continues to promote and celebrate the study of Art & Design in each school.

Under the auspices of the ‘Shared Education Signature Project’, (SESP) we have been afforded the opportunity to build lasting partnerships and this exhibition is an expression of that partnership and we pay tribute to the pupils from both schools whose work is exhibited here.

The exhibition opens on Tuesday 1 March and runs until Thursday 10 March.