20/08/15 - Newtownhamilton High Pupils Excel in GCSE Examinations
Having been listed as the second best non-selective controlled school in Northern Ireland in 2014/15, the staff and pupils of Newtownhamilton High were hoping for further success following the publication of the 2015 GCSE results.
Despite the apprehension, the class of 2015 did not disappoint as smiles of delight were very much in evidence when pupils opened the envelopes containing their results. Some outstanding individual performances were recorded, with Head Girl Alex Smyth achieving an amazing 9 A* and 2 A grades - a set of grades that any pupil in Northern Ireland would be proud of.
Further pupils of note were Nicole Campbell, Christine Dickson, Bethany Dundas, Robert Ferris, Clare Graham, Lisa Henry, Johann Hubrich, Katie Hughes, Louise Knight, Mark McBride, Aimee McKnight, Krasi Peshev, Peter Falloon, Andrew Geary, Matthew Gibson, Andrew Hamilton, Colin McBride, Robert McBride, Jillian McCarragher, Gemma McDowell, Laura McNiece and Adam Nesbitt, who all achieved A*, A grades or equivalents in at least one subject area.
Reflecting on this recent success, Principal Neil Megaw stated, “Newtownhamilton High School has achieved some outstanding examination results over recent years and I am delighted to report that our 2015 cohort of pupils has continued this trend. I congratulate all pupils on their examination success and pay tribute to the outstanding support provided by our committed staff and parents.
Every child is an important child at Newtownhamilton High and I have no doubt that the individual attention provided in our smaller class sizes has also contributed significantly to another set of impressive GCSE statistics. This once again proves that our small country school can compete with the very best in the province.
Finally, I wish all our Year 12 leavers every success for their chosen career path. I am confident that their experiences gained at Newtownhamilton High will stand them in good stead".