What is the Secret to Doing Well in Exams?
Ask anyone who has succeeded at exams how they did it and they'll tell you some pretty straightforward, common-sense stuff:
- work hard during the year
- prepare an effective study schedule and stick to it
- learn some basic examtaking techniques and apply them on the day.
Hopefully you will have taken care of the first part yourself and put the effort in during the year.
This guide will help you to make the most of what you have learned so you can turn in a good exam performance and get marks you can be proud of.
This Guide looks at how to:
- PLAN a study schedule
- STUDY effectively according to that schedule
- SIT your exams confidently to get a good result
Sitting exams doesn't have to be a stressful experience. Remember - exams are designed to test what you know, not to catch you out. It's up to you whether you walk out of your last exam wishing you could do it all over again or feeling satisfied that you did the best job you could.
So start now. You do have to do some solid work - be realistic about how much work you need to do to succeed and read on for tips about how to make that work really pay off.
Grab the Booklet Studying for Success (pdf, 419KB)