How to Score A*s for PSLE?
The PSLE is an important examination that pupils have to sit for at the end of primary 6. As the choices of secondary schools they are eligible to apply for are dependent on the results they obtain for the PSLE, it is understandable that they might feel stressed about performing well for it. However, if pupils prepare themselves sufficiently, they should be able to do well and excel in PSLE. Here are some tips that pupils can adopt to obtain their ideal grades for PSLE.
Instead of waiting until the last moment to study for the PSLE, pupils should plan out a revision schedule months in advance, since PSLE covers from P3 to P6. By doing so, they will be able to devote sufficient time to all these subjects. Consistent revision also helps pupils remember what they have studied better, and they will have the necessary content knowledge at the back of their hands to tackle the examination questions.
Identifying strengths and weaknesses
Pupils should be aware of which subjects they are stronger in and which subjects they need to spend more time on. They can then devote the appropriate amount of time to the respective subjects in their revision schedule. For those who need more help in their language subjects, they should read widely to increase their vocabulary as well as expose themselves to correct grammatical structures. For those who are weaker in Mathematics and Science, they have to practice tackling different type of questions so that they are ready to handle questions from different topics. Familiarising themselves with the different types of questions will also increase their confidence in handling the PSLE. Of course, they should also not neglect what they are stronger in as this will help to reinforce what they already know.
Being familiar with the examination format
Pupils should practice specimen papers or past years examination papers to get a feel of the actual examination. Besides understanding the different components that will appear, pupils can also gauge the difficulty level as well as how much time they should allocate to each section. Pupils can then also identify the components they are weak in and improve in these areas.
Thus, by adopting these pointers, pupils will be adequately prepared for the PSLE. They will realise that doing well in this examination is such an unsurmountable task after all.