Preparing for Exam
Exams account for 50% of the grade in the languages and approximately 80% of the grade in groups 3-5 so it is vital that students are well prepared for them. Preparing for exams should start at the beginning of the course as the work studied in unit one in each subject will come up in the exam nearly two years later. The following documents are designed to help students revise effectively for the exams as well as organise their revision timetable.
- This document describes a variety of techniques designed to help students prepare for their exams. There are many different ways to revise for exams, depending on what kind of learner we are. This document encourages students to try each technique out and work out which one best suits their learning style. The first technique emphasises how important it is to start the revision and organisation process as soon as possible into the Diploma Programme. The booklet explains how to set up each technique, as well showing the positive outcomes of each one. The following revision techniques are highlighted in this document: revise as you go through the course, mind maps, presentations, past papers, flash cards, quizzes, memory games, note taking, posters, checklists, revision notes around the house and mnemonics. The Diploma Programme Coordinator has made videos to complement each technique, which can be found on his YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC08JuJsTrWuoy2ZomiJ6xcg?view_as=subscriber
- This document, adapted with permission from the British School in Tokyo, gives advice on how to set up a revision timetable. It looks at planning revision during term times, weekends and holidays. It gives an overview of some revision techniques and valuable insight into how to tackle exam questions.