WATCH: Dungannon Royal pupils enjoy excellent GCSE results

Pupils at the Royal School Dungannon 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.

Royal School Dungannon students Melissa Allen, Grace Shrestha, Jono Shrestha, David Maxwell, Cameron Mullan and Matthew Scott who obtained 8A*/A in their GCSE exams.INTT3516-345

Royal School Dungannon students Melissa Allen, Grace Shrestha, Jono Shrestha, David Maxwell, Cameron Mullan and Matthew Scott who obtained 8A*/A in their GCSE exams.INTT3516-345

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 9A* 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 7A* 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.

The Headmaster, Dr David Burnett, praised the pupils’ achievements. “So many pupils have worked with real determination and focus throughout the academic year and their results are a fair reward for all that hard work. They deserve nothing but congratulations for all their efforts and dedication.”

He added, “The support of parents and teachers has been a very important factor and it is when you combine that support with the ability and effort of the pupils that we see such excellent results.”