11Underline these key words so that you don’t forget. Read the questions carefully.Look for key words/phrases that tell you what to do – “compare”, “illustrate your answer”, “describe and explain”, “evaluate”..Does the answer have to be in a given form – “to 1 decimal place”, “to 2 significant figures”, “referring to examples”,..?Underline these key words so that you don’t forget.
12Look at how many marks are given for the answer. 1 mark - you need give the answer only. If more than 1 mark – you need to show some further detail e.g. your working out.The marks available should guide the time you spend answering the question.
13If you become ill, need extra paper, feel there is something wrong - put your hand up to attract the attention of an invigilator.
14Remember though – the invigilator is not allowed to help by reading or explaining the question. Just try to answer the question as best you can.
15Remember an examination isn’t a race Remember an examination isn’t a race. If you finish very early, check carefully that you’ve answered all the questions you should.
16When you’ve finished all your answers, check carefully what you have written and that your meaning is clear. Remember marks are lost for careless presentation and spelling mistakes.
17At the end of the examination, carefully follow the instructions of the invigilators. Make sure that you take all your materials with you. Leave the room in silence – there may be other students still working.