My Top 6 Exam Tips

1. Remember to pace yourself through the exam – one mark per minute!Exam success
2. If you are provided with a data sheet, such as for Chemistry or Physics, make sure you use it!
3. If you’re doing a calculation question, are you expected to give the unit or is it already given? In many calculation questions, providing the correct unit is often worth the third mark.
4. Make sure you read the question carefully – if there is a graph or a table of data, what is it telling you? If data is provided then make sure that you use it in your answer.
5. How many marks is the question worth? Make sure you give enough points.
6. What is the command word used in the question? – describe, explain, calculate, etc. Do you understand what these command words are asking you to do?