June exams are over and the holidays have begun! Some people will be relieved that they do not have to think about school for a month, whereas others will have already started on their holiday study schedule. It is important that you PLAN how you want to spend your holidays so that you get the most out of it. The importance of a good plan can’t be over-emphasized. As Abraham Lincoln once said, “Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.” Now, we are not going to tell you not to take a holiday, rest is SO important, but make sure your studies are not disregarded.
Were you disappointed with your mark? Do you feel you can do better, or do you NEED to do better? Thankfully the June exams are largely used to predict grades (depending on their weighting towards your end-of-year result which varies from Grade to Grade and School to School). They are a very good way of finding out where your ability is currently at, but they do not determine how you will do at the end of the year. There are plenty of things you can do to improve your results/marks.
If you are motivated and put in the extra effort/time/money into your personal studies then you should see great results in your end of year maths exams!
Woah, someone is competitive, you remind me of myself! Good, isn’t good enough. Let’s try to be the best! Well, sadly this means you cannot take it easy this holiday as that person who beat you will not be taking it easy. They may not take any holiday easy! Open that textbook, complete the most challenging questions from each section that you have not done yet. Put in 30-minutes to 1-hour every couple of days to make sure that your brain doesn’t switch off and you’ll arrive back at school fresh and ready to kick off your learning straight away.
Secondly if you want to get the jump on your next terms content then the best way to get ahead is to be taught those sections or to start teaching yourself. Again there’s really only two ways to do this; hire a tutor or use a study guide or online study platform, like Maths Online. For learners who want to perform at the top of the class, it is also worth signing up to our Maths revision sessions and workshops at the end of the year which, not only deal with closing knowledge gaps, but also have a strong focus on mastering advanced concepts and extending learners.
Remember it is the holidays, so spend some time studying but also make sure you have fun! It won’t be too many years until you’re in a job and these long holidays will be a thing of the past, so enjoy them!
This article was originally published on 02 Jul 2018
Online learning manager at Advantagelearn.com. I help manage our systems to provide the best online learning experience for our Students. Besides that I am a passionate Mathematician and enjoy solving students questions on our site.
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