How To Get Higher Grades In Cambridge Exams

Cambridge examinations

1. Understand the way the exam works:

•  It is not to find out how much you know or do not know

•  The objective is to evaluate how well you can apply what you have learned to answer the questions

•  Writing too much to show how much you have studied will not increase your grades - giving accurate and to the point answers will

2. No one is a perfect student:

•  Do not try to learn “lots of things” at the cost of understanding what you have learned

•  There will be gaps in your knowledge. Presenting what you know in the right way is what gets you marks

3. Stick to the point:

•  Practice answering questions in not more than 10 very short points

•  Check to see if all relevant facts have been covered. If so, you can then add to your answers

4. Question the questions:

•  Learn to carefully read the questions so you can understand what information is expected in the answer

•  Every question has a few keywords. Look for them to understand the questions. Ask your teachers for help in how to do this

5. Study in a way you are comfortable with:

•  All tips and guides on how to get good grades are written for a general audience

•  Use these tips but if some do not work for you, do not get upset. Try another method to enhance your learning and achieve the optimum results.

Also Read: Tips For Effective Cambridge Exam Preparation

6. If you have friends studying for the exam:

•  Prepare topic-based quizzes for each other. Creating quizzes will help you internalize facts

•  Evaluating the answers will help you to understand where you can go wrong and avoid these mistakes.

7. Keep practicing:

•  Allocate a set time each day to do mock tests and answer old exam questions

•  The more you practice, the more confident you will be and that is another strength you take with you to the exam

8. Stimulate your mind:

•  Ensure you get enough exercise and sleep. This will improve your concentration and focus.

•  If your mind is tired and unfocussed, what you study will not be properly retained.

9. Start preparation well in advance:

•  The more time you have, the more relaxed you can be and the better you can prepare and understand what you need to do to get good grades

•  When you know what is expected of you, it is easier to meet those expectations

10. You cannot do it on your own:

•  Cambridge exams are of high international standards. Even with the best teachers and work on your part, having the expert help you need to succeed is important.

•  Enrolling for a personalized live interactive online program for IGCSE will help you achieve success.

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