How To Pass An Exam - GCSE & A-Level Revision Part 2

April 26, 2017

How To Pass An Exam Part 2

How to Pass an Exam in your GCSE


You’d think that knowing everything you can about the subject, being on time for the exam, and answering as many questions as the time allows you to would be enough – i.e. how to pass an exam – right?


Well, you’d be wrong.

If you’re serious about passing your exam, and even if you know every ounce of content there is to know for it, you still need to complete your exam sensibly, to be strategic.

So, with the above in mind, here is Part II our expert guide on how to pass an exam. Any exam.

4) Tailor your revision

As you practise completing the exam and how to pass it, note the gaps in your skills and knowledge. Target these with extra practice and study so that you can maximise your marks in your weaker questions/sections come exam day.

5) During the exam, stick to your plan

It’s exam day, you’re ready, you’ve done the work, and you open the paper. But it’s not what you’re expecting.

Don’t panic. Remember your preparation, planning, and practise, and stick to these as best you can.

Returning to our example, even if you don’t like ‘A’ and ‘C’, and ‘B’ seems like an easier section, still answer either ‘A’ or ‘C’ first, then the other.

6) Watch the clock

Remember your timing. Even if your first section isn’t going that well and you feel like you need to do more to achieve the marks you want, move on once its time is up.

Complete the other section worth equal marks as best you can, then give the last section your best shot.

If you finish with time left over, you can return to your first section to go after extra marks

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