Agriculture
Got Milk? How?
Cleaning Up Fish Farms
Hungry bug seeks hot meal
Amphibians
Tree Frogs
Bullfrogs
Toads
Animals
Hot Pepper, Hot Spider
Bee Disease
Living in the Desert
Behavior
Island of Hope
Face values
Lightening Your Mood
Birds
Flightless Birds
Hawks
Macaws
Chemistry and Materials
Cooking Up Superhard Diamonds
Bang, Sparkle, Burst, and Boom
Pencil Thin
Computers
Getting in Touch with Touch
Hitting the redo button on evolution
New twists for phantom limbs
Dinosaurs and Fossils
South America's sticky tar pits
Hunting by Sucking, Long Ago
The bug that may have killed a dinosaur
E Learning Jamaica
E Learning in Jamaica WIN PRIZES and try our Fun Animated Games
Earth
Meteorites may have sparked life on Earth
Deep History
Easy Ways to Conserve Water
Environment
Shrinking Fish
Improving the Camel
Lessons from a Lonely Tortoise
Finding the Past
Ancient Cave Behavior
Settling the Americas
Unearthing Ancient Astronomy
Fish
Codfish
Angler Fish
Tuna
Food and Nutrition
Turning to Sweets, Fats to Calm the Brain
Packing Fat
Sponges' secret weapon
GSAT English Rules
Order of Adjectives
Subject and Verb Agreement
Who vs. Whom
GSAT Exam Preparation Jamaica
42,000 students will sit for the GSAT Exam in two weeks
E Learning in Jamaica WIN PRIZES and try our Fun Animated Games
10 Common Mistakes When Preparing for the GSAT Math Test
GSAT Exams Jamaica Scholarships
GSAT Exam Preparation
Access denied - Disabled boy aces GSAT
GSAT Scholarship
GSAT Mathematics
42,000 students will sit for the GSAT Exam in two weeks
It's a Math World for Animals
Deep-space dancers
Human Body
Hear, Hear
Attacking Asthma
Workouts: Does Stretching Help?
Invertebrates
Beetles
Roundworms
Squid
Mammals
Bats
Pugs
Weasels and Kin
Parents
What Not to Say to Emerging Readers
Children and Media
The Surprising Meaning and Benefits of Nursery Rhymes
Physics
Echoes of a Stretched Egg
IceCube Science
Road Bumps
Plants
Flower family knows its roots
Making the most of a meal
Farms sprout in cities
Reptiles
Gila Monsters
Snakes
Rattlesnakes
Space and Astronomy
Dark Galaxy
Slip-sliding away
Ready, Set, Supernova
Technology and Engineering
Drawing Energy out of Wastewater
Smart Windows
A Satellite of Your Own
The Parts of Speech
What is a Noun
What is a Preposition?
Problems with Prepositions
Transportation
Reach for the Sky
Tinkering With the Basic Bike
Robots on a Rocky Road
Weather
Antarctica warms, which threatens penguins
The Best Defense Is a Good Snow Fence
Catching Some Rays
Add your Article

GSAT Exam Preparation

GSAT cheers and tears Published: Sunday | June 20, 2010 6 Comments and 0 Reactions GSAT students at Obistan Prep. - Norman Grindley/Chief PhotographerNadisha Hunter, Gleaner Writer ANXIOUS PARENTS and students, some with cheers of joy, some with tears of disappointment, converged at primary schools across the island last Friday to collect the long-awaited results of the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) and the subsequent placing by the education ministry. Tears settled in the already swollen eyes of Brianna Morrison, a student of Windward Road Primary School, as she outlined the grades, which landed her at Windward Road Primary and Junior High. Her grades of 71, 77, 83, 77 per cent and 10 out of 12 (communi-cation task) caused the traumatised student to be questioning the placement system. "I had to cry because it is unfair. I worked hard for my grades and now this is the school I got - Windward Road Primary and Junior High," she said. "I don't know how they place us because I know my grades could take me to a better school," Morrison argued. But as several students and teachers shared in her pain, they were also busy celebrating the high achievements of the school. Rennay McDermoth, who copped the top spot with a 97 per cent average, could not hold back the glee as she thanked her teachers and parents for the help they gave her. "I am elated! I knew I would do it because I studied and prayed a lot," she boasted. But unlike most 12-year-olds, who would request going on an excursion to celebrate, Rennay said she could not wait to attend church to rejoice. Elated Living in the troubled community of Denham Town in west Kingston was not an insurmountable problem for Jolene Williams. She scored close to a 90 per cent average and is on her way to achieving her dream of attending the prestigious Holy Childhood High School. Her mother, Sandra Irving, was elated as she told anyone who would listen how hard she had worked to ensure that her daughter was prepared. "I am feeling good. I was expecting it," Irving declared. "Nothing no stop my daughter from studying. It could a be gun-shot, she just tune it out," the proud mother said. At Clan Carthy Primary, it was a mixture of anger and delight. "I am very proud of my son. Him make me proud," said Miquel Jones, the father of Miquel Jones Jr. "I worked with him. I always come to him school to make sure everything all right, but I have to thank his teacher, Winsome Reid," he said. But it wasn't the same for Shelly Ann Simon, who was outraged by her daughter, Tiffany Reid's, results. "She could do better. I am disappointed," she said. At St Richard's Primary, several smiling faces greeted The Gleaner. The grade six coordinator, teaching legend, Eulie Mantock, said the school had done exceptionally well in the exam, with several students getting in the high 90s for their averages.

GSAT Exam Preparation
GSAT Exam Preparation








Designed and Powered by HBJamaica.com™