Chapter 1: Why is exam preparation important?

At school, students tend to be told that if they study hard enough and know their facts, they will pass with flying colours.Unfortunately, the current exam system means that without the right technique, many candidates fall at the final hurdle as they unable to apply their knowledge.In order for a student to get the best results, they need to follow a plan that looks something like this:


However, it’s very difficult for even the best students to achieve the right balance of studying, relaxing and actually doing the exam themselves, regardless of how much they know.

It may seem daunting at first, but if you get into the habit of looking at exam prep like this 4-part grid, it will start to become second nature which will show in the high grades that you will achieve.

It’s possible to be intelligent but underperform in exams, so we’ve put together this easy guide to preparing for exams. No one can do the learning for you, but we can certainly help with the organisational side!