Pupils at the Royal School Dungannon have achieved excellent GCSE results in this summer’s examinations, with 53% of all grades at A* or A.
44 pupils out of 106 returned at least 7 A*/A grades. Molly McAlister led the way with a clean sweep of 10 A* grades, while Joanna Ashfield returned 9 A* grades plus 1 A grade. Madison Lecky and Victoria Watt both scored 8 A* grades plus 2 A grades, Lois Carson achieved 8 A* grades plus 1 A grade and Beth Curry achieved 7 A* grades plus 3 A grades.
Redison Lau, Sophie Meyer, Pearl Ng and James Shaw all achieved 7 A* grades in their overall totals. Miriam Carson, Katie Ewing, Hannah Herron, Erin Mathieson and Hannah Spence each achieved 6 A* grades in their overall totals.
Kristen Fenton, Joanne Patterson and Emily Stinson each achieved a combination of 10 A*/A grades. Emma Chambers, Katie-Rose Daly, Holly Davey, Max Patterson, Sophie Thompson and Zara White all achieved a combination of 9 A*/A grades in their overall totals. Jayden Cheung, Calum Crooks, Eva Cavanagh, Holly Davey, Ellie Hetherington, Wilson Liu, Rachael McIvor, Tiffany Pang, Lewis Parke, Carly Robinson and Sophia Watt all scored 8 A*/A grades in their overall totals.
This year the Year 11 pupils completed external examination modules where they were available and returned excellent results which will for the basis for further success in the GCSE examinations next summer.
The Acting Headmaster, Mr Richard Clingan, praised the pupils’ achievements stating that, “Congratulations to the pupils on their GCSE success. So many pupils have worked with determination and focus throughout the past two years, dealing with the challenges of the disruption to their education due to the pandemic and lockdowns. Their excellent results are a reward for all their hard work and they deserve huge congratulations for their efforts and dedication. The invaluable support and encouragement of parents and teachers has been a very important factor, helping pupils to deal with those various challenges and to stay focused on doing their best. Their guidance has been hugely appreciated, not least by the pupils themselves.”