Last minute stuff. Some questions may require you to carry out calculations, so don’t forget to bring your calculator to the examination. However, you do not always need to use your calculator – you can often do the calculations in your head as they usually involve simple numbers. If your answer looks horrendous (eg. 5.66782)… Read more »
3 Weeks to Go!
Know what to expect. Last time we talked about knowing your equations, and how you should have prepared for these before the exam. It’s so important to know whqt you might expect in the exam paper, so I really do recommend that you get hold of some recent past exam papers. Look at the front… Read more »
4 Weeks to Go!
Know your equations. Up to a couple of years ago it was not necessary to remember equations in Physics as students would be given a sheet during the exam that contained all the equations they might need. Times have changed! There is now an expectation that students will remember over 20 different equations. The requirements are… Read more »
5 Weeks to Go!
Know Your Practical Skills. In a previous post I talked about the practicalities of making flash cards. Have you had a go at making any yet? Over the past couple of years there has been a greater emphasis on students learningformulae, and flash cards are ideal tools for helping with this. So on one side… Read more »
6 Weeks to Go!
Flash cards, revision cards, record cards …… whatever you choose to call them, those little bits of card can be very effective revision tools. In various formats they have been around for many years, and I can remember taking my ‘O’ level and ‘A’ level exams (yes, I have a good memory!) and using printed… Read more »
7 Weeks to Go!
A few weeks ago I sent out a blog post in which I highlighted that there is no such thing as a ‘photographic memory’. It just doesn’t exist, and everybody has to make an effort to learn information by revising prior to their exams. I hope that by now you will have finished your courses,… Read more »
8 Weeks to Go!
OK, so now things are getting serious! The next 8 weeks will whizz by, and very soon you’ll be facing your first science exam. But hopefully you’ve got everything under control, and you’re following your amazing revision plan. Before I forget to mention it, let’s talk very briefly about keeping everything in perspective and self-care. … Read more »
9 Weeks to Go!
In my last post I shocked a few people with my statement that you can ‘Get marks on your Science paper without knowing any Science!’. Well, did you check it out? Hopefully you did, and now you know that you can get some very useful marks from data handling questions. The majority of questions will… Read more »
10 Weeks to Go!
How are you getting on with your revision plan? Hopefully by now you are well into a routine, and everyday you are ticking off more subject content on your list. I want to share with you something that is quite amazing: Get marks on your Science paper without knowing any Science! What? Have I gone… Read more »
11 Weeks to Go!
In my previous post I said that I would be looking at my favourite revision tool. Without a doubt my number one approach to revision is the use of past papers! Over the many years of my teaching career I must have helped many students with their exam revision, and whilst I agree that one… Read more »