Concern is building over the effect of exams on students. In 2017 there was an outcry that O level and A-level exams in Singapore are too stressful for students. Social media platforms were ablaze with memes and comments, mostly by the students, expressing the toll of the stress.
But, are the O level and A level physics exams that bad?
Your answer is an indicator of how well you have prepared. If you are well prepared, you will not be overwhelmed with the stress. Naturally, everyone would like to be better prepared. If you are yet to start, read on to find out the dos and don’ts when preparing for the O level and A level physics exams.
Keep Abreast with all Your Lessons
Make sure that you attend all class sessions, be attentive, take notes and review your notes daily. Also, make sure that you complete and hand in all your assignments and follow up for feedback from your teacher.
Study for your Prelims and Mid-Year
Doing well in these two exams will be a shot in the arm for your confidence. In case you don’t do too well in these exams, don’t lose hope. There is still a good chance that you’ll make it.
Consult with your teacher and tutor and bring up any areas of concern.
Do Your Tutorials
O level and A level physics tuition providers are common in Singapore. If you don’t know where to start looking, you can check with your teacher for a referral. If you are too shy to do so, a Google search for physics tuition will bring up results for both O Level physics tuition and A level physics tuition.
Tuition can help you get a good grasp on topics that you struggle with as well as provide excellent study tips and tricks to succeed in the exams.
Don’t Start off With the Ten Year Series
You may be tempted to start early with the Ten Year Series practise papers. However, don’t jump in too quickly. Take the time to grasp the concepts, principles and equations of every topic before you move on to practising applying them in tests.
Don’t be Shy to Ask Questions
If you don’t understand a topic, don’t be shy to ask. Physics is cumulative on all levels, including IP physics. Therefore you need to build a firm foundation and ensure that you are eloquent on each topic before you proceed to the next.
Don’t Wait Till It’s Late to Begin Studying
A fundamental principle for all students is not putting off studying to the last minute. It will be stressful and you will be low in confidence. Make a study plan early in the year, share it with your teacher or tutor and be faithful to it.
To conclude, follow these rules as you prepare for your A level and O level physics exams. You can also apply them in H2 and IP physics tuition.