Monthly Archives: March 2013

To avoid the pain of GSAT

The two days of trepidation are now over, and the more than 43,000 students who sat the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) can return to their normal lives… that is, until June when the results are released. At that time, those who are not placed in their schools of choice will be devastated, and their…

Grade Four (4) GSAT Mathematics Practice Paper April 2013

The package contains forty three (43) questions. Sample Questions 1. A shape with six sides is known as a . a. pentagon b. heptagon c. hexagon 2. The difference between a square in a rectangle is: A rectangle has 4 equal sides and a square has 2 equal sides. a. True b. False 3. Micah…...

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All in Place for GSAT

Education Minster, Rev. the Hon. Ronald Thwaites, says everything is in place for the start of the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) on Thursday, March 21. He said schools are already receiving their supplies to facilitate the two-day sitting of the examination, and the delivery process should be completed by the end of Tuesday. “I…

Hundreds benefit from GSAT camp in Westmoreland

LITTLE LONDON, Westmoreland — More than 300 students from across the constituency of Western Westmoreland who will be sitting the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) later this month, benefitted recently from a camp organised by Member of Parliament for the area Dr Wykeham McNeill in collaboration with private sector partners and other stakeholders. The camp…

GSAT will require critical thinking, says Thwaites

GSAT students after the exam – File. Students sitting this year’s Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) will be required to do more critical thinking and analysis as the education ministry seeks to review the placement examination. Education Minister Ronald Thwaites says there has been a practice of students memorising specific subject materials just to pass…

Thirty Days before GSAT Science Practice Paper 2013

Download Paper Here Sixty (60) questions to assist students preparing for the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) in Jamaica. Sample Question 1. Which is NOT one of the senses? a. Touch b. Sour c. Hearing d. Sight 2. Which of the following describes the function of the heart? a. The pumping of blood b. The…...

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Furniture for schools

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Over 30 educational institutions island wide recently received furniture and other supplies through a first-phase donation by the United Kingdom (UK)-based Jarrett Foundation, organisers say. The group, led by Pearl Jarrett, was started two-and-a-half years ago and its team members are made up of second and third generation Jamaicans living in the…

Past Tense Forms Review Review Quiz

This quiz tests your knowledge of past tenses. Past tenses include: Past simple – did – used for simple statements about the past Past continuous – was / were doing – used to express what was happening at a specific moment in the past – had done Past perfect – used to express what had…...

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Education Ministry Targets 10% Improvement in Math

  Minister of Education, Rev. Hon. Ronald Thwaites (left), emphasises a point during discussion with (from 2nd left): National Mathematics Coordinator, Dr. Tamika Benjamin; Chief Education Officer in the Ministry of Education, Grace McLean; and Campus Registrar at the University of the West Indies, Mona, Dr. Camille Bell-Hutchinson at the opening of the National Mathematics…

March 21-22, 2013: Over 43,000 students will take the GSAT Exam

Chief Education Officer in the Ministry of Education, Grace McLean, said all is in place for this year’s sitting of the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT). Over 40 Thousand students are expected to sit the GSAT exams this year, on Thursday, March 21 and Friday, March 22. Students will be tested in Mathematics, Social Studies,…

GSAT changes coming next month

EDUCATION MINISTER Ronald Thwaites has said there will be some changes in the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) next month, in an attempt to improve critical thinking among students. “There are some changes, particularly in the social studies and science questions. They involve more critical thinking and problem solving than simply regurgitating what you have…

GSAT Language Arts Practice Paper 2013

THIRTY DAYS BEFORE GSAT LANGUAGE ARTS 2013 The package consist of eighty (80) questions to assist students preparing for the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) in Jamaica. The questions cover all areas of the syllabus. The questions should be completed in one (1) hour and fifteen (15) minutes. The book also contains tips as to…...

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What is a Preposition?

A preposition is a word placed before a noun or pronoun to show the its relationship. Example The boy jumped over the fence. The lady sat beside the chairman. He ran from the thief. Some commonly used prepositions are: across after against along among around before behind between through except towards to under since past…...

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