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What can I do to prepare better for my final exams?

I am a few months away from doing my A level exams and I want to prepare myself as much as possible to ace the exams. I am a pretty good performer in the classroom but I feel that I’m still underprepared for the exams. I’ve also been doing well on other state exams but still feel that I can prepare myself a bit more thoroughly for the finals. Do you know any website with practice materials that I can use to make my study efficient and better?

Timothy Norman

in Exams and Tests

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Jodi Brooks on January 19, 2018

For your A Levels, I’d suggest practice papers online and more practice papers. Cambridge International offers a range of teaching material and support that you may need to study, for different subjects. If you want to register for the exams, the first place to go is the British Council website. To pass your exams you need to do a lot of revision. Revision World offers a ton of resources that you can use to study in different subjects. I think these would be the best for you as these exams often pick up from what as in previous papers. They also keep updating their past papers so that you have more material to study with. Being that you are a great student means that you might be already at a place where you feel confident enough to sit through the exams. However, it never hurt to boost your confidence a little.

State tests also come in handy to prepare you for the A-levels and if you are doing them and acing them, it is for the better. One challenge that has been cited by many students who have done the exam is that of outdated books. I’d suggest you get radical and make a rigorous study guide that you can stick to. 4tests is a great place where you can access tons of study material and resources.

Working hard goes hand in hand with working smart. Most people that ace the tests do it solely by doing lots of revision and past papers. This isn’t the case. As you use these resources make sure you gauge yourself. You need to figure out what your weak areas are. It might be that you don’t fully understand, say a mathematical concept. It means after doing the sample paper, you should go back to your notes and check the formulae and the calculations and make sure you understand how the solution is obtained. Once you identify your weak spots, you can develop a study plan. Try to check with your previous performances and keep gauging yourself against regular metrics. It would be advisable that you get accustomed to taking regular sample tests and find the discipline to work till the end.

Remember that last minute rushes are the worst. You want to gather momentum early enough and do lots of practice so that you can cruise in the end. Finally, don’t forget to take rests once in a while.

Kayla Bowen2 years ago

Studying for the A level exams can be a real pain. You need to get used to the habit of constant work and constantly testing yourself. My biggest advice would be for you to start early. We always think we have enough time but then it catches right up to us. Start working and revising early. And no, revising goes beyond just doing your homework. A-level is a major step up from the GCSE’s and you need to put in more work and energy to studies and testing, especially if you want those A’s. You should have at least a study timetable that can guide your revision and make sure you don’t spend too much time on one thing. Doing your homework and going further and revising it is also a great way to keep on top of your work. Finally, finish your syllabus early so that you get revision time.

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