Buckling down as it gets closer to Crunch time
Horace Fisher, Gleaner Writer
MAY PEN, Clarendon:
SUZANNIE SCARLETT, grade-six teacher at Effortville Primary School, said Chavez Campbell is ready for the upcoming Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT).
"Chavez is one of my students that I can say is ready to sit the GSAT, but based on his potential, he can do much better. He just needs to put more effort into his lessons," said Scarlett, while perusing her class' latest end-of-term examination results with The Gleaner.
"Look at his grades, all 90s - except for language arts, which is in the 80s - so our immediate challenge is for him to score and maintain a high-90 average leading up to the exam," she noted.
Quizzed as to what are his specific weaknesses, Chavez opined that he may be paying too much attention to his Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) classes, which may have an impact on his regular classes.
"My CSEC English test results are much better than my class average, but I will use the test results as an indication of what I need to do," he asserted.
Campbell said the upcoming mid-term exams this month will give him an opportunity to correct any deficiencies he may be exhibiting in his GSAT preparations.
"We will be doing preparatory mid-term exams on the 21st and 22nd of February. I am hoping to do well at the exam, and also use it to correct any weaknesses that I still may have, but as my teacher said, I need to get my grades in the high 90s, and that is my objective at the moment," said Chavez.