Posted in Tuition News on 15th December 2015
So, it’s nearly time.
You’ve been working hard for the past six months, rampaging through every past papery you can lay your hands on; revising your times tables; practising BIDMAS (OK BODMAS); making sure you know the difference between similes and metaphors; doing NVR puzzles until you’re cross-eyed.
With just a few weeks until the big day, here’s a few tips to keep you sane.
1. Don’t panic. It won’t help and it will have a negative effect on your ability to revise effectively. If you find yourself getting seriously wound-up, breathe. Breathe in and then out quite deeply and really slowly. This is a good thing to do if you feel tense at the start of the exam.
2. Revise every day leading up to the exam. But not for too long. Revise for 40 minutes then reward yourself with a short break and your favourite treat, or a short game on the iPad. And make sure you take exercise; if possible, go for a walk, or take a swim.
3. Get your parents/siblings/friends to test you. When you get things right, reward yourself.
4. Get to bed early and eat dinner early; you don’t want food sitting on your stomach.
5. Read. Read. Read. ‘Nuff said.
6. If there are still areas of your material that don’t make sense, seek help. Don’t rely on them not coming up in the examination. It could take just 20 minutes to resolve an issue that could make a huge difference to your overall mark.
And help you gain that all-important place in the school of your dreams.