JAN 2022 EXAMS
Exam dates can be found here. We have recently installed a progress tracker for new students. If you would like us to programme yours to match your work please let us know.
STAY CALM & HAVE CONFIDENCE IN YOURSELF
You're nearing the end of a long journey and should feel proud of your efforts.
Try to stay calm. We want you to succeed to your full potential but your health is most important. Take time out of studies to rest and do something you enjoy.
The exam will give you problem solving questions. Have confidence! Don't focus on what you don't know. Focus on what you do know and apply it.
WHAT'S THE BEST REVISION I COULD BE DOING NOW?
The more you know the less problem solving questions will perplex you.
The more you do the more you'll spot patterns and learn what examiners want to see.
The more you write the better chance you have of matching the mark scheme.
You can lose marks if you don't show ALL workings. EVERYTHING! Even things as small as adding 2+2.
Look at the first word of the question. If it says name, just name. If it says explain state why you gave your answer. If it says describe...describe! If it asks about the liver, don't write about the stomach.
The question is packed with clues on how to answer. You don't necessarily get marks for correct science. If the question gives a diagram with iron, aluminium and copper write about iron, aluminium and copper! Always link back to the question!
This is mainly for physicists. Round to the lowest sf in the question and give unrounded. Marks are lost not rounding to the rules. See pre-coursework 'maths for IGCSE science workbook'.
There will be marks for these. Write about them at any opportunity! Link them to everything relevant. Temperature questions tend to link to them for example.
Don't just calculate with formulas....write about them. If a formula is relevant in a written answer give it and write about its variables. Link back to the specific question for top marks!
Check your answers
2. PAST PAPERS
LAST MINUTE TIPS
1. WRITE LOTS
2. SHOW WORKINGS
3. ANSWER THE QUESTION!
4. USE CLUES IN THE QUESTION
5. USE ROUNDING RULES
6. BIOLOGISTS WRITE ABOUT RESPIRATION, PHOTOSYNTHESIS AND ENZYMES
7. PHYSICISTS WRITE ABOUT FORMULAS AND ALL THEIR VARIABLES
LET US KNOW HOW IT WENT
Good luck and hopefully speak soon!