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GSAT ends on high note

Published:Friday | March 27, 2015 | 4:29 PM

Relieved, happy, thankful are but a few of the words that students used to describe how they felt at the end of the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) yesterday.

For the most part, the examinations were conducted without incident across 1,112 centres.

When a Gleaner team visited Jessie Ripoll Primary in Kingston after examinations ended, grade-six students were in a playful mood.

Principal at Jessie Ripoll, Marcia Detry Fogha embraced her students as they emerged from the examinations centre.


Many students said that the most difficult examinations for them was social studies, but also indicated that the examinations were


Sasheika Brown, who is head girl at Jessie Ripoll, said, "I was uneasy because it got postponed, so the extra week made me anxious, but I think I did well."

The Ministry of Education, in a press release, noted that 261 special-needs students sat the examination with special provisions made available at the respective schools.

Jessie Ripoll was one of the schools at which special-needs students were accommodated. These students were afforded extra time to complete the examination.