- Spend some time reading through all of the questions.
- Decide which questions you will answer and make a few notes.
- Plan how much time you have for each question (using the marks as guidance on length of time needed).
- Read the question carefully - highlighting any key words.
- Answer the questions you are most confident with first.
- If there is a question you can’t answer, move on.
- Show your workings.
- Manage your time.
- But, if you are running out of time and have, for example, 2 questions left, try the following:
- Answer half of both remaining questions
- If you don’t have time to write sentences, you can use bullet points
- If you don’t have time to do the calculations, write and explain what calculations you would do
- Make sure that you have clearly provided the question number.
- Complete your answers in the right answer booklet (section A in section A booklet, and section B in section B booklet).
- Re-read the questions
- Does your response answer the question?
- Have you explained your workings?
- Check your calculations
- Have you used the correct units?
- Are diagrams clearly labelled?
- Check the key points in your answer - are they consistent with the number of marks allocated?
- Syllabuses for every module include the coverage, and recommended reading:
- Examiner reports