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Pictured: GCSE results day in Armagh, Newtown, Crossmaglen and Craigavon

Newtownhamilton High School Principal Neil Megaw has paid tribute to the class of 2018 for an excellent set of GCSE results.

The south Armagh based school has developed a reputation for high academic performance over recent years and this year is no different as Mr Megaw explained.

“Once again, our pupils, parents and staff have worked in partnership to produce another fantastic set of GCSE statistics and therefore I offer my congratulations to everyone involved,” he said.

Nicole Frazer performed exceptionally well with 5 A* and 5 A grades while other pupils of particular note who all achieved A*, A or equivalent grades in at least one subject area were Jessica Acheson, Emma-Louise Bailie, Jenna Barbour, Rachel Belshaw, Sam Blackwood, Ben Cartmill, Kris Cartmill, William Coleman, Emma Cooke, Jenna Corkey, Adam Gibson, Mark Giffin, Ewan Glenny, Alyson Henry, Kyle Henry, Rodney Hughes, Matthew Jenkins, Judith Leeman, William McBride, Amy McIlveen, Jamie McKee, Rebekah McLean, Iroslav Peshev, Jessica Smyth, Kelly-Ann Smyth, Joshua
Straghan, Jorja West and Xuan Beattie.

In providing an explanation for this latest set of impressive results, Mr Megaw explained: “For me personally, the most important thing is that our pupils enjoy their school experience.

“A recent pupil survey identified that the overwhelming majority of our pupils were happy in school. As principal, this was extremely satisfying as I believe that a happy child will learn, and will ultimately achieve positive results.”

Hilary Straghan and Elaine Glenny were on hand to celebrate with their sons Joshua and Ewan
Amanda Blackwood and her son Sam are pictured analysing GCSE results at Newtownhamilton High
School.
Newtownhamilton High School Principal Neil Megaw is pictured with pupil Nicole Frazer who
achieved 5 A* and 5 A grades in her GCSE exams.
Happy pupils from Newtownhamilton High following the publication of their GCSE results.
William Coleman produced an impressive set of GCSE results at Newtownhamilton High School.
William is pictured with Vice Principal Andrew Cousins.
Pictured are some of the Year 12 girls who gained excellent GCSE results at Newtownhamilton High. Also included is Principal Neil Megaw.
Hilary Straghan and Elaine Glenny were on hand to celebrate with their sons Joshua and Ewan following the publication of GCSE results at Newtownhamilton High School.
Newtownhamilton High School pupils Emma Cooke (left) and Rebekah McLean both excelled in their B.Tech Children’s Play & Learning Development course which they studied in partnership with St.Paul’s High School, Bessbrook.

St Joseph’s, Crossmaglen

St Joseph’s pupils celebrating the best ever GCSE results of 5 A*-C including English and Maths in the school’s history.

Sensational GCSE results at Saint Catherine’s College

GCSE Students at St. Catherine’s College are celebrating their outstanding results with another bumper crop of A*/A grades!

The all-ability school has again outperformed many Grammar schools with 96% of students achieving 5+ grades A* – C and 85% gaining at least 5 A* – C grades including English & Maths.

Top GCSE students Alice Gallagher, Maeve O’Hagan & Christabel Stockman each scored 10 A* grades, 23 students achieved at least 10 A*/A grades and 32 were awarded 9 or 10 A*/A grades! Principal Noeleen Tiffney commented: “I am absolutely delighted with the achievements of all our pupils and proud that their hard
work has been so richly rewarded.”

Mrs Tiffney congratulated the GCSE students and thanked teachers, parents and guardians for their help and support over the years.

These excited Saint Catherine’s College GCSE students celebrate their success. An amazing
96% of the Year group achieved 5+ A* – C grades in the all-ability school!
‘A’s all the way! Ecstatic GCSE students from Saint Catherine’s College are pictured here
celebrating their top grades. 23 students each achieved at least 10 A*/A grades!
Pictured here are some of the 32 Saint Catherine’s College GCSE students who each secured
10 or 9 A*/A grades!
Congratulations to Sruth na Gaeilge, Coláiste Chaitríona, students on their outstanding GCSE
results. Each achieved an array of A*/As! Pictured with Iníon Uí Gharaidh, Ceannaire Thréadchúraim, (3 rd left) are l/r: Brodie Nic Giolla Aoláin; Eimear Talún; Alana Ní Chiarán; Aislinn Nic Mhathúna; Máire de Bléine; Faye Nic Giolla Phádraig agus Aoife Ní Mhaoldeirg.
Overall Top Achievers at GCSE 2018 in St. Catherine’s College each achieved 10 A* grades!
Alice Gallagher, Maeve O’Hagan & Christabel Stockman are pictured here with proud Principal, Noeleen Tiffney.
Students from the Portadown area featured among the Top Achievers at GCSE in Saint
Catherine’s College, Armagh. l/r: Aoife Reid, Niamh O’Donnell, Eimear Tallon, Lauren
Breen & Katrina Maye each achieved at least 10 A*/A grades! (Absent from photo Elizabeth
Bennett & Ayana Gijo).

Sisters are Stars! St. Catherine’s College student Sorcha Bergin achieved 10 A*/A grades at
GCSE. Sorcha is pictured here with her mum. Sorcha’s sister, Katie was a Top Achiever in
the school at A-level and will now study medicine at Q.U.B..

Photos from Lismore Comprehensive

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