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Exam Preparation

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Overview

The course is designed for anyone working towards an examination and who wishes to improve their exam or assessment technique.

The student will be taught how to interpret exam and assessment questions better, understand what the question is asking for, compose an exam preparation plan, devise a revision plan and prepare effectively for examinations.

At the end of the course students will be able to:

  • Interpret exam and assessment questions better
  • Understand what the question is asking for
  • Structure answers according to types of question
  • Understand what the examiner is looking for
  • Develop appropriate techniques for different question styles
  • Compose an exam preparation plan
  • Assemble relevant fact logically
  • Improve retention of information
  • Devise a revision plan
  • Prepare effectively for examinations
  • How to Pass Exams
  • The difference between descriptive, analytical and evaluative type questions
  • The various styles most students tend to adopt when answering questions
  • How examiners award marks to your exam scripts
  • If your exam is a normative or criteria based exam
  • How much you should write in answer to questions that start with "Briefly explain..." or "Outline..."
  • What to do if you are unable to complete an answer during an exam
  • If you can pass an exam if it was not completed due to illness
  • How you can ensure that you remember facts necessary for an exam
  • What the difference is in approach when answering mini-cases, case studies and reports

These and many more questions on exam technique are answered in this handy course to exam success for students from secondary school certificate to degree level. A course that is bound to improve your coursework as well as your exam performance.

Modules

Improving your performance - now

Free expression essays

Summaries

Numerical work and illustrations

How examiners mark your work

Case studies, mini-cases and reports

Orals, aurals and practicals

Objective tests

Assumptions, failings and questions

Personal preparation

Getting the right facts

Word power

How to remember information

Revising

Before and after the exam

Requirements

There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds.

Assessment

Assessment Method

After each lesson there will be a question paper, which needs to be completed and submitted to your personal tutor for marking. This method of continual assessment ensures that your personal tutor can consistently monitor your progress and provide you with assistance throughout the duration of the course.

What's Included

  • All study materials
  • Study Guide
  • Full Tutor and Admin support

Qualifications

On successful completion of your course you will receive the learndirect Certificate of Completion of Training in Exam Preparation.

Your course certificate will also state the number of CPD points/hours the course is eligible for.

View a sample of the certificate (opens in new window)

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  • Almost 700,000 maths and English test passes have been achieved with learndirect.
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The course is designed for anyone working towards an examination and who wishes to improve their exam or assessment technique.

The student will be taught how to interpret exam and assessment questions better, understand what the question is asking for, compose an exam preparation plan, devise a revision plan and prepare effectively for examinations.

At the end of the course students will be able to:

  • Interpret exam and assessment questions better
  • Understand what the question is asking for
  • Structure answers according to types of question
  • Understand what the examiner is looking for
  • Develop appropriate techniques for different question styles
  • Compose an exam preparation plan
  • Assemble relevant fact logically
  • Improve retention of information
  • Devise a revision plan
  • Prepare effectively for examinations
  • How to Pass Exams
  • The difference between descriptive, analytical and evaluative type questions
  • The various styles most students tend to adopt when answering questions
  • How examiners award marks to your exam scripts
  • If your exam is a normative or criteria based exam
  • How much you should write in answer to questions that start with "Briefly explain..." or "Outline..."
  • What to do if you are unable to complete an answer during an exam
  • If you can pass an exam if it was not completed due to illness
  • How you can ensure that you remember facts necessary for an exam
  • What the difference is in approach when answering mini-cases, case studies and reports

These and many more questions on exam technique are answered in this handy course to exam success for students from secondary school certificate to degree level. A course that is bound to improve your coursework as well as your exam performance.

Modules

Improving your performance - now

Free expression essays

Summaries

Numerical work and illustrations

How examiners mark your work

Case studies, mini-cases and reports

Orals, aurals and practicals

Objective tests

Assumptions, failings and questions

Personal preparation

Getting the right facts

Word power

How to remember information

Revising

Before and after the exam

Requirements

There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds.

Assessment

Assessment Method

After each lesson there will be a question paper, which needs to be completed and submitted to your personal tutor for marking. This method of continual assessment ensures that your personal tutor can consistently monitor your progress and provide you with assistance throughout the duration of the course.

What's Included

  • All study materials
  • Study Guide
  • Full Tutor and Admin support

Qualifications

On successful completion of your course you will receive the learndirect Certificate of Completion of Training in Exam Preparation.

Your course certificate will also state the number of CPD points/hours the course is eligible for.

View a sample of the certificate (opens in new window)

learndirect is one of the largest integrated providers of courses and qualifications, training, and employment services in the UK

  • Each year around 6,000 businesses equip their staff for success with learndirect
  • learndirect have helped more than 75,000 businesses equip their employees with the skills needed to improve productivity.
  • Almost 700,000 maths and English test passes have been achieved with learndirect.
  • 300,000 people fulfilled their career ambitions last year with learndirect.
  • Over 250,000 apprentices have achieved with learndirect.

Hear from our past Students

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