At nine years old, Jamoya Seaton from Four Paths in Clarendon is punching far above her weight.
She passed two CSEC subjects this year, scoring all ‘A’ profiles and all Grade Ones (the highest grade a person can attain).
The BEACON saw preliminary results from the Caribbean Examination Council (CXC), showing that young Seaton achieved the following:
1) Human and Social Biology (General) – Grade One
She scored an ‘A’ for Knowledge and Comprehension, as well as an ‘A’ for Use of Knowledge.
2) Electronic Document Preparation and Management (General) – Grade One
Seaton, in this subject, attained an ‘A’ for Accuracy and Speed, ‘A’ for Knowledge and Comprehension, and another ‘A’ for Presentation and Use of Technology.
The aspiring neurologist is ecstatic about her performance.
Her mother, Melisha Nelson, is proud.
“I am feeling very proud, overjoyed, and excited. My daughter is also very excited about passing those subjects.
“She sat them because she loves the sciences and is very good at the computer,” the mother told THE BEACON.
Already, young Seaton is mulling the idea of sitting four more CSEC subjects next year – Geography, Principles of Accounts, English A, and Mathematics.
But it is yet to be seen if she will get permission from her parents, including Jamaica Defence Force soldier Jason Seaton.
“I think I would be putting her under pressure to do those subjects next year,” said the genius’ mother.
She would prefer to have young Seaton focus on the incoming Primary Exit Profile, which she said appears to be very challenging.
Meanwhile, the mother stated that, in relation to the two CSEC subjects passed, her daughter made the best use of textbooks and past papers.
She also attended the Institute of Career Choices located in the Clarendon capital.
The child, in addition, got guidance from teachers such as Omar Henry, Tiffany Henry, a Mr Ellis, and Adacia Francis.
Seaton also did a lot of research to help her prepare for the exams.
“She is a person who loves to research. So, whenever a topic is taught in class, she would come home and watch videos on YouTube based on the topic,” the mother explained.
“Everybody is just happy and proud of her achievement at such tender age.”
By Horace Mills