Life is filled with trials and examinations. Some are related to your education, while others are more in relation to life in general. As a high schooler, your priority is getting through it, and graduating without complications. We are well aware that high school has a lot more going than only education; but as those who have passed that phase of life, we also know that those things are quite minor when faced with other trials and issues you’d have to face later on in life. If you’re an advanced level student who’s looking to pass the examination without difficulties, then the below tips and suggestions are for you.
• Don’t hesitate to get help – most students hesitate when it comes to asking for help. This is probably because in their friends’ circle, studying may not be considered “cool”. But regardless to the reason, if you feel you are failing at a subject, then speak to your teachers in school about it. If you are uncomfortable with this, consider getting private A Level tuition. Speak to your parents about this without hesitation.
• Identify the best time for you to study – everyone has their own “working hours”; the time of the day when their brain is most alert and active. If you’re a writer or an artist, these are the times when your creativity is at its highest too. All you need to do is identify this time (for you). This will help you concentrate better, regardless to whether it’s with homework, tuition assignments, or even revising.
• Try different methods of studying – just like the study time differs from person to person, so does the study method. For some, individual studying works best. For others, studying in a group or in the presence of others work better. Identify the most effective method for studying for yourself, and study accordingly.
• Have a battle plan – the examination is nothing less than a battle; and every battle has to have an affective battle plan, in order to win it. Plan your day and the week ahead. Keep room for surprises and unexpected interruptions, but try your best to stick to the plan. These plans also include study time tables.
• Take care of your health – it’s rather common for students to get ill during their examinations. This is due to the fact that they are stressing and also straining themselves physically too. In order to make sure that you don’t get sick during your exams (and make life much harder for yourself), try and take care of yourself. Eat well, exercise every day, and most importantly, get proper sleep. Aim to get at least 6-8 hours of sleep every night.