Your Skills at Exams

All students take exams.  But some students have better Exam SKILLS and PERFORM better at exams than others!

Every student has his or her own individual Exam SKILL set profile.  Good exam performance requires knowledge of your Exam SKILLS set strengths and weaknesses. 

Students need to ensure that their Exam SKILLS are effective and robust and that they do not make avoidable mistakes while doing exams.

Our Exam SKILLS Quick Self-Assessment Test allows you to profile your key Exam SKILLS.


Exam Skills - Quick Self-Assessment Test

Managing Time

Do you sometimes run out of time and not complete all the questions on an exam paper?

YES ? . . . NO ?

Reading Questions

Do you sometimes misread questions on an exam paper and present and incomplete or wrong answer?

YES ? . . . NO ?

Experiencing Exam Blocks

Do you sometimes experience ‘Exam Blocks’ and struggle to settle and continue your exam?

YES ? . . . NO ?

Answering All Questions

Do you sometimes choose to answer some questions well rather than attempt all questions required?

YES ? . . . NO ?

Picking Up Marks

Do you sometimes feel uncertain about what marks are on offer or how to pick up marks for your answers?

YES ? . . . NO ?

Having Panic Attacks

Do you sometimes have ‘panic attacks’ in the run up to an exam or during an exam?

YES ? . . . NO ?

Leaving Exam Early

Do you sometimes leave the exam room early owing to exam anxiety or difficulties with the exam?

YES ? . . . NO ?

Performing as Expected

Do you sometimes leave the exam thinking that you did not perform as you were expecting?

YES ? . . . NO ?

Achieving Results

Do you sometimes get poorer results than your study preparation and school and mock exams indicate?

YES ? . . . NO ?

Preparing Properly

Do you sometimes fail to prepare properly for exams, only to appreciate that when the exam starts?

YES ? . . . NO ?

Thinking Positively

Do you sometimes struggle to think positively about your exam ability and your exam performance?

YES ? . . . NO ?

Answer YES to Any Questions ?

If YES, then you can improve your exam management skills and your exam performance!

If you answered YES to more than one or several, there is definite room for improvement and you can improve the way you approach and engage with exams, leading to better and more consistent exam performance!

Exam SKILLS can be learned and improved!

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