25/08/16 - Newtownhamilton High Pupils Excel Again with GCSE Exam Results
Over recent years Newtownhamilton High School has develop a reputation for consistently achieving excellent GCSE results and the staff and pupils were hoping for continued success with the publication of the 2016 statistics.
With nervous excitement, the class of 2016 arrived to school early on Thursday morning to open the envelopes which contained their results, thus sparking wild celebrations as Newtownhamilton High again produced a set of excellent statistics. There were also many stories of individual success with Glen McBride achieving the accolade of the top student with 4 A* grades, 5 A grades and 1 B grade.
Also of particular note were the following pupils who all achieved A*, A grades or equivalents in at least one subject area: Aaron Armstrong, Laura Barbour, Kyle Bradshaw, Caitlin Coulter, Rachel Graham, Glen McBride, Emma McCombe, Anita McNiece, Megan Reddick, Gareth Sloan, Jordan Murtagh, Andrew Watt, James Whitcroft, Jaymey Whyte, Plamen Atanasov, James Berry, Andrew Hughes, Joanne King, Timothy Kinnear, Jack McKnight, Rebecca Nesbitt and Nicola Watt.
Principal Neil Megaw stated, “Newtownhamilton High School has again achieved another outstanding set of examination results. I congratulate all our pupils and offer my personal thanks to all teaching and non-teaching staff and also to the parents. Our formula for GCSE success is based on a successful partnership of committed staff, parents and pupils. I also believe that the individual attention provided in our smaller class sizes has also contributed significantly to these results".
Finally, I offer best wishes to our Year 12 leavers for their chosen career path.