Studying for IGCSEs
“We both agree that the trickiest part was to find the study techniques that worked best. As you might be aware, there are so many techniques out there. It requires time to find out what exactly works best for you. Once you’ve figured it out, it’s going to pay off.”
“You don’t have to be a genius to get top grades. The only thing you must be is consistent. Take us for an example, in year 10, we used to ‘study’ for 4-5 hours per day, and obtained pretty good grades for most of the assignments. But guess what? In the summer before year 11, we realised we barely knew the titles of the modules, let alone the contents. How come so, you’re wondering? Well, we like to think of the mind like a forest. The more you walk on a path, the clearer it becomes. If you stop walking on that path for months in a row, weeds will start to grow – and information will be lost. So, the best thing you can do for the future is revise the information, a lot. Do past paper questions, so many that you could answer to a 6-mark question in your sleep! If you get some questions wrong, please don’t think you’re not good enough. No one always gets 100% of the questions right. It’s essential to get your information from trusted sources too like your tutor, the textbook, or past papers. Try to filter out any information you find online. No one wants to memorise pages upon pages of information just to find out that it’s not even in the syllabus anymore.