Peta-Ann Gentles - 'I remain confident in my abilities'
Sheena Gayle, Gleaner Writer
WITH ONLY a month away from the most important external examination at the primary-school level, Peta-Ann Gentles feels she has done enough to help her score well on her Grade Six Achievement Test in March.
"There are sometimes when I struggled with subjects I know I can do well in, but I believe I've done my best to recover and will go into the exams prepared," a confident Peta-Ann said.
The 11-year-old Chetwood Primary School student from Montego Bay further pointed out that her mother has played a vital role in helping her to remain focused.
"You know, my mother is no-nonsense, so she keeps me on my toes and makes sure that I remain focused, attend those extra lesson classes, and she helps me out with my schoolwork. So there is no room for error come exam day," Peta-Ann said.
She has tightened up her language arts, social studies and mathematics scores, gave up television and play time as she devotes her time to do studies.
"Just one more month to go and I am ready. I know what I need to do to get where I need to go. My grades dropped a bit in November, but I remain confident in my abilities to step it up when it counts. This is what I have been preparing for all year; it all ends in March and I want to be proud of what I did when all is said and done, so I have to step up," she told The Gleaner.