Gian-Paul Baker overcomes nerves  to ace Common Entrance Exam
June 18, 2013

Gian-Paul Baker overcomes nerves to ace Common Entrance Exam

When in an exam room, take deep breaths, ensure you revise your work before, and you will achieve.{{more}}

That’s the advice from the top achiever in the 2013 Common Entrance Examination, Gian-Paul Baker.

Baker placed first with an average of 95.16 per cent.

The Kingstown Preparatory School student told SEARCHLIGHT last Friday that he is satisfied with his results, because of the “hard work” he had put in going into the exams.

“I wanted to come first, but I was scared of the other students, because I thought there were others who may have done better.

“I was nervous,” the Pembroke resident admitted.

Baker, the son of permanent secretary in the Ministry of Education Nicole Bonadie-Baker and retired public servant Kenny Baker, expressed gratitude to his parents and teachers for helping him with his studies.

The 11-year-old also thanked God for blessing him with the ability to achieve academically.

“My mother helped me with my note subjects. My father helped me with Math and my grandmother helped with the composition,” the aspiring scientist disclosed.

Baker obtained 95.0 per cent for General Paper, 98.33 per cent for Math and 92.42 per cent for English.

The easy-going youngster, who plans on attending the St Vincent Grammar School said now that Common Entrance exams are out of the way, it’s back to the computer, where he enjoys playing online games.

“I’m just going to take it easy for now and have some fun on the computer…” the lad said with a smile on his face.

He, however, noted that upon entrance into secondary school next term, “it’s going to be pedal to the metal” with his academics. (AA)