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Published:Monday | March 26, 2012 | 12:00 AM
Paula-Kay Palmer

Paula-Kay looks ahead now that GSAT is history

Horace Fisher, Gleaner Writer

MAY PEN, Clarendon:

PAULA-KAY PALMER of May Pen Primary School breathed a sigh of relief last Friday when invigilators of the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) announced that the final exam was over.

Of the five subjects she did, Paula-Kay listed mathematics, language arts and communication tasks as "quite easy", while pointing out that science and social studies were "challenging, but manageable".

"Maths, language arts and comprehension skill were quite easy for me. I know that I have done very well in these three subjects, even though I know that I have performed fairly well in all five subjects. Science and social studies were the two most challenging," admitted Paula Kay, in a post-GSAT interview with The Gleaner at her school last Friday.

Paula-Kay said most of her peers found math, language arts and communication tasks easy to manage, while they also found science and social studies a bit challenging.

She was satisfied with her performance in the examination and was relieved that GSAT was over. Paula-Kay sees GSAT as a big step towards her goal of becoming a criminal lawyer, and credited her teachers, parents and sponsors for her educational development.

"I feel very, very relieved that it is finally over. I have been preparing for this for so long," Paula-Kay said with a smile.

"My next goals are to go to high school, Glenmuir, of course, and then law school. I have to thank my teachers, my mom and dad, and, of course, my sponsors for believing in me," said an obviously excited Paula-Kay.

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