Horace Fisher, Gleaner Writer
MAY PEN, Clarendon:
WITH JUST over two weeks to go before the March 22-23 Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT), Effortville Primary School bright spark Chavez Campbell is expressing cautious optimism that he will do well in the examination and is still harbouring dreams of landing a scholarship.
"I have been practising seriously for this thing (GSAT) for the last two years, and I believe I am now at a point where I know that I will do well in the exams this month. I just need to keep focused and continue working on my weak areas, and I will achieve my dreams," said Chavez, who is also his school's head boy.
"My class has just completed a mock exam that is just like the GSAT exam, and I think I have done well, but there is always room for improvement, and the mock exam has also helped to get rid of the butterflies," he declared.
The 12-year-old also pointed out that he is also doing well in his preparation for the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate examination, but will dedicate more study time to the fast-approaching GSAT.
His teacher, Suzannie Scarlette, reiterated that he must aim for perfect scores to guarantee a scholarship.
"Chavez is a bright boy, who learn easily, and I am confident he will do well in the exams, but his average score needs to be perfect or at least be in the high 90s to qualify him for a scholarship," said Scarlette.