Year 9 Internal Exams
Year 9 PPEs will be taking place during the period 14 - 25 January. English, Maths, Science and Humanities exams will be taken in the hall, on the dates given below. All other exams will be taken in the classroom. Students will be expected to complete their exams in exam conditions.
For each exam students will need:
- A see through pencil case
- Black pens
- Pencil sharpener
For some exams they may also need
- A pair of compasses
- Coloured pencils
- Don't spend ages making your notes look pretty — this is just wasting time. For diagrams, include all the details you need to learn, but don't try to produce a work of art. Limit yourself to 2 or 3 colours so you don't get carried away colouring things in.
- Take short breaks — every hour, not every 10 minutes.
- Use revision guides wisely – many revision guides have questions for you to check your learning
- Stick revision notes all around your house - so in the exam you think — "aha, quadratic equations, they were on the fridge..."
- Don't put it off "Procrastination" is the long word for it. And it means rearranging stuff on your desk, getting a sudden urge after 16 years to tidy your room, playing the guitar, thinking about the weekend, writing love poems about that girl/boy you fancy, painting your toenails, etc, etc, etc,... Sit down at your desk and GET ON WITH IT.
- Don't just read your notes — you have to WRITE STUFF DOWN. This can be flashcards, mindmaps, answering the questions etc.
- Do lots of practice exam papers This is especially important as you get close to the exams.
- Read the exam timetable properly — double-check so you don't miss an exam and have plenty of time to prepare for it.
- Find the right environment to revise - NOT in front of the TV. NOT listening to the radio. Music can sometimes be OK, but you need to find the right kind. It's got to be something that's just there in the background that you're not thinking about at all. Music without singing is better as you won't be tempted to dance around your bedroom like a big fool.
- Use revision websites – e.g. Seneca, mathswatch