Top Tips for Exams

1. Keep calm and get organised

  • Check you know the exam boards for your subjects. Ensure you have a copy of the relevant sections of the specification for each subject to be examined...if not get printing!
  • RAG rate the sections of the spec - identify clearly what you need to revise.



2. Keep calm, I have a plan!

  • Ok have you printed specs and RAG rated? 
  • Produce a basic plan of where you have commitments - lessons/homework/employment - COLOUR CODE.
  • Use your RAG rated specs...what will you focus on this week? The more DETAIL the more likely it will happen.
  • Once planned, trial you go through the week tick off what you do.



3. Organise your folders

  • Gather the loose pieces of paper
  • Organise your folder into sections...use dividers!
  • Make sure to include all marked work that has feedback...use it!
  • Include additional resources...but make sure you use them...Highlight key points etc. - they are not just there to fill your folder!



4. Chunk and check

  • Chunk your work.
  • Try an exam question (on exam board website).
  • Struggling to find questions? Ask your teacher!



5. Keep calm and read



6. Keep calm and understand exam terminology

  • The most important thing to do when you first open you exam booklet is to read all the questions and try to understand what they are asking of you.
  • This glossary contains many of the exam terms most often used in essay titles



7. Keep Motivated

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