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N5 prelims please help

I have my prelims starting a week tomorrow and I have literally just procrastinated and I am very behind in all my subject especially maths I take (maths,English,chemistry,biology,physics and history) all at n5 level any study tips I’m really stressed and my parents expect me to get straight A’s although I can’t remember one thing in maths and I can’t do any poetry in English
It’s okay prelim results do not = if you don’t take the exam
I think that only applies for sciences so try the most for them,
As for the others, the results will help you know where you are atm and to start fully revising for exams
This was my experience btw ahahs
Original post by Random….
I have my prelims starting a week tomorrow and I have literally just procrastinated and I am very behind in all my subject especially maths I take (maths,English,chemistry,biology,physics and history) all at n5 level any study tips I’m really stressed and my parents expect me to get straight A’s although I can’t remember one thing in maths and I can’t do any poetry in English


Sorry if I'm too late, but you should take this advice when you do your actual exams. My first piece of advice is not to do this again. Although prelims are not as important as the final exam, they are still great practice, show you where you need to improve, and will be considered if you can't take the final exam.

So, onto revision tips. Make a revision timetable and study at least two hours of one subject each day, as you do not want to burn out. Instead of reading over notes, use active recall methods such as flashcards or blurting. A fantastic tip for prelims is to do past papers. Most schools, including mine, use past papers for prelim questions. If you recognise the question and understand it will boost your grade significantly. Visit your school or local library and look for revision guides in each subject. I recommend purchasing CGP or BrightRED books on Amazon if you can't. If you have access to Glow, use Scholar and West OS. Both are helpful platforms with videos and tests to improve your understanding and knowledge. The last revision tip is to use your teachers to your advantage. They are there to help you. If your teachers put materials on Teams or any other platform, use them. If you are offered study support, attend. Ask them any questions you have, and they'll be happy to provide you with an answer. I also take n5 maths, english, bio, and chem, so if you need more tips from me, ask! :smile:

Finally, do not determine your academic worth based on your prelims. They are only a measure of what you could achieve in your final exams, but if you put in the effort, you can achieve a lot more. I know how you feel right now, as my prelims start on the 26th, and I am expected all A's. I wish I had tips on reducing exam stress. :frown: Wishing you all the best! :smile:
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Original post by bunnyhoney
Sorry if I'm too late, but you should take this advice when you do your actual exams. My first piece of advice is not to do this again. Although prelims are not as important as the final exam, they are still great practice, show you where you need to improve, and will be considered if you can't take the final exam.

So, onto revision tips. Make a revision timetable and study at least two hours of one subject each day, as you do not want to burn out. Instead of reading over notes, use active recall methods such as flashcards or blurting. A fantastic tip for prelims is to do past papers. Most schools, including mine, use past papers for prelim questions. If you recognise the question and understand it will boost your grade significantly. Visit your school or local library and look for revision guides in each subject. I recommend purchasing CGP or BrightRED books on Amazon if you can't. If you have access to Glow, use Scholar and West OS. Both are helpful platforms with videos and tests to improve your understanding and knowledge. The last revision tip is to use your teachers to your advantage. They are there to help you. If your teachers put materials on Teams or any other platform, use them. If you are offered study support, attend. Ask them any questions you have, and they'll be happy to provide you with an answer. I also take n5 maths, english, bio, and chem, so if you need more tips from me, ask! :smile:

Finally, do not determine your academic worth based on your prelims. They are only a measure of what you could achieve in your final exams, but if you put in the effort, you can achieve a lot more. I know how you feel right now, as my prelims start on the 26th, and I am expected all A's. I wish I had tips on reducing exam stress. :frown: Wishing you all the best! :smile:

Thank you so much for this my physics prelim is Monday so I will try active recall techniques tonight and tomorrow hopefully it goes well 😭
Original post by Random….
Thank you so much for this my physics prelim is Monday so I will try active recall techniques tonight and tomorrow hopefully it goes well 😭


No problem! You'll do amazing dw, good luck! <3
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Original post by bunnyhoney
No problem! You'll do amazing dw, good luck! <3


I ended up getting a B in physics 🤷🏻*♀️

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