Perfect score missed by a whisker!
Nicollaye Grant, a student at St Jago Cathedral Prep in Spanish Town, said she could have performed
perfectly in this year's Grade Six Achievement Test if she had read and checked her answers carefully.
The student who scored a 99 per cent average, getting 100 per cent in science, social studies and communication task, told The Gleaner she fell down in mathematics with 97 per cent and language arts with 99 per cent.
"I was very anxious, that's why. The papers were not difficult ... I should have had a perfect score," she lamented.
Nicollaye is described by her grade-six teacher, Nadine Wint-Evans, as a disciplined 'A' student who is always reading, and one she is very proud of; while Nicollaye credited her success to the way her teacher was able to break down the different subject areas so she could understand them.
"My teacher made sure I understood. She gave me more of the subjects that she thought I was not doing so well in and a lot of work sheets."
"My parents, too, encouraged me to do my best by making sure I study instead of staying up and watching TV," she shared.
The St Jago Cathedral Prep student, who wants to become a paediatrician and a fashion designer, will be attending Immaculate Conception High School in September her first school of choice.
"I plan to improve in these subjects by listening keenly and completing all my assignments at Immaculate," she noted.
Meanwhile, Principal Andrea Baugh said all the students of St Jago Cathedral Prep have excelled, but she is particularly proud of Nicollaye's achievement.
"She is an excellent student, and I am sure she will do well wherever she goes," Baugh told The Gleaner.