Dave Lindo, Gleaner Writer
BRANDON WILSON of Bellefield Primary School plans to perform well in the upcoming Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) next March.
Based on his academic achievements over the years, it is expected that he will make himself, his family and his school proud at the end of the test.
Brandon hails from Bellefield in Manchester where he lives with his parents, Herman and Joana Wilson.
He said his preparation for the GSAT is going well. "I started my GSAT preparation from last year where I stopped watching TV and started studying very hard. I knew GSAT is coming up, so I knew I had to make some drastic changes and manage my time better."
Brandon named integrated science and mathematics as his favourite subjects and social studies his weakest area, which he said he has to spend more time in studying.
Marilyn Mason Anderson, acting principal of Bellefield Primary who was sitting in for Brandon's grade six teacher, Lenieve Watson, said she is very pleased with Brandon's work attitude. "He is very studious and alert, he participates in the various schools activities, including TVJ Schools' Challenge Quiz and Spelling Bee," Mason Anderson said.
In preparation for the 'big day' Brandon does extra classes during the week at school from 7:10 a.m. to 8 a.m., as well as after school.
At home he has a study timetable. "I get a lot of help also from my parents who will quiz me or set tests for me after I finish studying," Brandon said. "They (parents) have been very supportive and that has helped to motivate me to work even harder."
Brandon, who says he wants to be a medical doctor or a scientist, disclosed that his first-choice school is Knox College.