Karen Sudu, Gleaner Writer
LINSTEAD, St Catherine:
IT IS countdown time for a confident Julene Brown who believes that her rigorous preparation over the last six months will help her to perform well in the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT).
"I am feeling very excited because I know that I've worked very hard, and I'm expecting to go to Campion College when the GSAT results are out in June. I feel very good to know that I've worked so hard and it's finally coming down to the end," she said smiling.
Over the last month, the 12-year-old Linstead Primary and Junior High School student took the decision to extend her study sessions.
"I started taking lunch to school because it takes a lot of time to come out of class at lunchtime, wait in the line to buy my lunch, when I could be inside eating and studying meanwhile," she explained.
In fact, she even added another method to enhance her preparation.
"I've made some study cards, and sometimes I give them to my friends to quiz me and that has helped to boost me," she said.
Cognisant of Julene's intensive preparation, Gloria Johnson, the principal, is confident that she will rise to the occasion
"I am very optimistic about Julene. She has been consistent and based on what I am seeing, she is going to exceed our expectations," said Johnson.
Her teacher, Althea Smith, said though some of her grades have dropped, she still believes that Julene will do well and achieve an average over 90 per cent.