OUTSTANDING A-LEVEL RESULTS

Pupils that achieved at least 4 A Grades in their A-Level examinations at the Abbey Christian Brothers Grammar School, Newry are congratulated by Headmaster Mr. Dermot McGovern. Included are Damian McParland, Homesh Sayal, Martin Davidson, Dermot Markey, Fergal McAlinden, Ronan McDonald, John-Paul OHare, Conor Sweeney and Adrian McNamee. Also included are Vice Principals Mr Ronan Ruddy and Mr. Paul OShea. Missing from photograph is Michael Boyle.

Pupils that achieved at least 3 A Grades in their A-Level examinations at the Abbey Christian Brothers Grammar School, Newry are congratulated by Headmaster Mr. Dermot McGovern. Included are Damian McParland, Homesh Sayal, Martin Davidson, Dermot Markey, Fergal McAlinden, Ronan McDonald, John-Paul OHare, Conor Sweeney, Adrian McNamee, Darragh Dobbin, Kevin Holsgrove, Christopher Kerrin, John McBride, Philip McClory, Conor McGuigan, Aidan Murphy, Sean OHagan, Vincent ORourke and Liam Turley. Also included are Vice Principals Mr Ronan Ruddy and Mr. Paul OShea. Missing from photograph is Michael Boyle and Stephen Campbell.

Mr. Dermot McGovern, Headmaster congratulates the top achievers in this years A-Level examinations. Damian McParland and Homesh Sayal achieved at least 5 A Grades each. Also included are Vice Principals Mr Ronan Ruddy and Mr. Paul OShea.

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OUTSTANDING A-LEVEL RESULTS AT ABBEY GRAMMAR SCHOOL

The Abbey Christian Brothers' Grammar School, Newry is celebrating yet another exceptional set of A-Level results.

The most significant statistic from these results is that more pupils at the Abbey are obtaining the top grades. An unbelievable 51% of all results were grade A and 76% grades A or B.

Following the national media coverage during the Summer regarding A-Level performance for last year, the Abbey is listed in the Irish News in the top 10 of all Grammar Schools and as the top boys only school in the Province with 84% of pupils who achieved three or more A-Levels at grade A-C in 2006/2007, again the number of pupils achieving top grades in their 3, 4 or even 5 subjects continue to rise. A total of 21 boys achieved 3 or more grade As.

Two Newry pupils share the Top of the Class spot with Damian McParland and Homesh Sayal having achieved 5 A grades each. Damian McParland attended Abbey Primary School. His A grades were in English Language, History, English Literature, French and Spanish. He shall be studying Law at Oxford University. Homesh Sayal attended Cloughogue Primary School. His A grades were in Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry and Physics. He also achieved a merit in Mathematics Advanced Extension Award (AEA). He shall be studying Actuarial Studies at The London School of Economics.

Eight pupils achieved 4 A grades each. Michael Boyle from Rostrevor attended Killowen Primary School. His A grades were in Psychology, English Language, Mathematics and History. He shall be studying Law at Queens University, Belfast. Martin Davidson from Warrenpoint (St. Dallans Primary School) got As in History, English Literature, French and Spanish. He shall be studying Law with Spanish at Queens University, Belfast. Dermot Markey from Warrenpoint (St. Dallans Primary School) got As in Psychology, English Language, Drama and History. He shall be studying Law at Trinity College, Dublin. Fergal McAlinden from Rostrevor (Killowen Primary School) got As in History, English Literature, French and Spanish. He shall be studying History and Politics at Oxford University. Ronan McDonald from Dromintee (Dromintee Primary School) got As in Mathematics, Politics, English Literature and Spanish. He shall be studying Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Oxford University. John-Paul OHare from Newry (Abbey Primary School) got As in Business Studies, Mathematics, ICT and Geography. He shall be studying Actuarial Studies at Queens University, Belfast. Conor Sweeney from Newry (Abbey Primary School) got As in Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry and Spanish. He shall be studying Actuarial Studies at Queens University, Belfast. Adrian McNamee from Newry (St. Gregorys Primary School, Ealing, London) got As in Mathematics, Physical Education, Biology and History. He shall be studying Psychology at Queens University, Belfast.

11 pupils achieved at least 3 A grades each. Stephen Campbell from Newry (Cloughogue Primary School) got As in Mathematics, History and Politics. He also achieved an A in AS Technology and Design. He shall be studying Law with Politics at Queens University, Belfast. Darragh Dobbin From Newry (Abbey Primary School) got As in Biology, ICT and History. He also got an A in AS Geography. He shall be studying Quantity Surveying at University of Ulster, Belfast. Kevin Holsgrove from Newry (Killean Primary School) got As in Mathematics, Physics and ICT. He also got a B in Music. He shall be studying Physics at Queens University, Belfast. Christopher Kerrin from Newry (Abbey Primary School) got As in Chemistry, Geography and Technology and Design. He also got a B in Biology. He shall be studying Radiography at University of Ulster, Belfast. John McBride from Killeavey (St. Josephs Primary School) got As in Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics. He also achieved B grades in Spanish and Music. He shall be studying Chemical Engineering at Manchester University. Philip McClory from Poyntzpass (St. Josephs Primary School) got As in History, English Literature and Irish. He shall be studying Ancient and Modern History at Oxford University. Conor McGuigan from Newry (Cloughogue Primary School) got As in Psychology, Biology and English Literature. He also got a B in Chemistry. He shall be studying Medicine at Trinity College, Dublin. Aiden Murphy from Newry (Abbey Primary School) got As in Mathematics, Physics and ICT. He also got an A in AS Geography. He shall be studying Actuarial Studies at Queens University, Belfast. Sean OHagan from Newry got As in Accounting, Business Studies and Mathematics. He also got a B in Spanish. He shall be studying Finance at Queens University, Belfast. Vincent ORourke from Newry (St. Ronans Primary School) got As in Psychology, ICT and History. He also achieved a B in Irish. He shall be studying Law at Queens University, Belfast. Liam Turley from Saval (St. Colmans Primary School, Saval) got As in ICT, History and Construction. He shall be studying Quantity Surveying at University of Ulster, Belfast.

With building work on schedule for the new school opening in September 2009 and an increase in the number of subjects on offer to pupils in Lower Sixth the demand for places continue to rise each year.

Mr Dermot McGovern, Headmaster congratulated this exceptional group of pupils on their results. He indicated that virtually every boy achieved his first choice university place. He paid tribute to his hard working staff and thanked them for all their efforts and dedication to the welfare of their students. He acknowledged the strong school-parental links that also helped the boys to achieve their best.

Lower Sixth students also received their AS results and all at the Abbey are confident that the exceptional standard of A Level results shall be repeated next year.

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