VCE examinations can seem like a daunting prospect but they don’t need to be if you’re well prepared.
These tips will help:
- Make sure you’ve got notes on each of the Key Knowledge and Skills set out in the Study Design
- Do 3 or 4 past exams to revise – if you can, work with friends to check and comment on each other’s answers
- Read the examiners’ reports
- Don’t try and cram at the last minute. Draw up a revision schedule that makes best use of the exam lead-up period.
- Better to get more sleep than stay up late studying during the exam period
- Make sure you have two or three spare pens
- Read the questions carefully
- If you are stuck on a question, mark it, move on to the next and come back to it at the end
- Keep track of the time during the exam, and make sure you try and answer as many questions as possible
- Don’t leave the room early – use any left over time to revise and check
- And a last bonus tip – don’t try to cheat. It’s wrong, you’re cheating your friends, and in any case it doesn’t work – those trying to cheat get caught