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How to Improve GCE O Levels grades, Exam Strategies and Tips to Improve Grades
Exam Tips, Strategies, and Coaching for GCE O Students
With only a short few months or weeks to the GCE O Levels, a good coaching program or intensive study camp for Singapore GCE O Level students may be something to look into.
Are you confused? Do you want to do well? First, you need to believe that you can do well. However, you also need to focus and stay committed, for the next few months or weeks to complete your exams. You may want to get a group of friends who have the same mindset so that you all can help each other through this to improve results for GCE O levels, this may be another alternative. A proper coaching program or boot camp may help you with improving your grades—even to the point of getting distinctions. Put your mind to it.
Tuition, Intensive Camps, Coaching for GCE O Level Subjects
You may be wondering, "Is it possible to improve my grades with this last minute push?" Look at the subjects like Physics, Mathematics, Additional Mathematics, Biology, Combined Science, Chemistry, Geography, etc.... Let us say
There are tutors available on every subject of the exam, including: physics, mathematics, additional mathematics, biology, combined science, chemistry, geography, and so forth. In Singapore, I know of at least a handful of physics tutors who are very experienced and have coached students to A-grades. From time to time, there will also be intensive camps to help you make that final push to achieve an improvement of your grades.
Note: If you are struggling with your O Level Physics, you may want to look at some tips on learning Physics.
However, take a look at some exam strategies I have listed below to help you stay focus and learn better also.
Singapore GCE O Levels Exam Tips and Strategies
Below are exam tips to help prepare Singapore students for their GCE O Levels Exams:
1. Set a goal to achieve for GCE O Levels. How many points are you aiming for? If this is the 1st of June, you may have three months to go before the prelims. So, for example, your goal statement could be: "To achieve 6 points for L1R4 by end of September for my GCE O Levels Prelim Exams."
2. Set up a time table. You should reduce or stop most of your CCA programs already. Currently, you should focus in preparing for Exams. In your study time table, you should have it categorized by: subject revision, practice mathematics, group study, and working on past years' exam questions.
3. Form a small group of about four. Ensure that the other three friends in your group have the same goal: to achieve good results for their GCE O Levels. Make a team commitment to stay focused on your studies when you all meet. It is easy to get distracted to talk about other things in life. Also, locate the least distracting place to study. This could be in a friend's home, some country clubs, a quiet McDonald's restaurant, or even in the church you attend.
4. Distribute past exams questions (the ten year series) to each member of your group. Give each person an amount of time to research and produce the best answer. Then, get the person to teach and share the question he or she is responsible for. The most powerful thing to do is to teach others—that's when you learn best. If you are the "teacher," get your friends to question your presentation until they are clear. The more questions you throw in to clarify your friend's answer, the more all of you will learn. If a similar question appears for the Final GCE Exam, you are bound to score well with the best answer.
5. Find time to relax. Do not panic and get stressed our, even if you have a number of subjects you are very weak in. Remember to breathe.
6. Help your group members. If you find that one of them is rather weak in a certain subject, help him or her. Spend more time with your friend in that subject. Because the more you spend time to teach and explain, your friendly not only gains a better understanding, but you become an expert in that subject also.
7. Start revising those subjects which the group find the weakest in. Find out who is expert in which subject, and get him to be the leader in that subject. If you all are weak in a certain subject, you can approach your subject teacher together to get help, or look for a good tuition teacher to assist your group. You pay less if it is group tuition.
8. Make sure that you eat healthily. Drink a lot of water or juices. Do not just consume fries and hamburgers and soda. This is not healthy at all, and you may fall sick on the day of the exam.
9. Spend time with your parents. Keep them updated on what you and your friends are doing. They are the ones who worry most about how you are doing in school. If you are honest with them, they may want to help you find a good spot to study. They will even want to participate in helping you as your tutor, your driver, or your runner to help buy you food and drinks. Please work with your parents—this is the best time to allow them to bond with you.
Leave a comment if you think the tips are good or you have something else to add which can help others reading this.
I understand that many who are reading this article come from other countries, and you have your equivalent of O and A levels. If you are from Singapore, please do write to me to enquire further.
All the best!