The PSLE is the first major exam in your child's educational journey. As a parent, you want your child to excel in this crucial exam. How can you adequately prepare him or her in this period leading up to the PSLE?
Getting A Headstart In School
You can start preparing your child for the big exam now. The first month of school is almost over – it’s time to hit the books again. It may sound cruel but it is best for your child to begin revising what has been taught while it’s still fresh in his or her memory. It would also be a good idea to make a list of common mistakes that your child has made in his or her past exams to serve as a reminder on errors that he or she should be avoiding.
Learn more about the common pitfalls made by students during exams, and how you as parents can help your child in his or her preparation for this crucial exam. In the study guides below, our curriculum teams share the common errors made by students in each subject, and how our programmes teach them to avoid losing easy marks at the PSLE.
Setting A Rhythm To Revision
When it comes to revision, avoid any last minute work. Trying to cram too much information on a given day only adds unnecessary stress to your child’s workload and may backfire, causing your child to blank out during an exam.
Encourage your child to take some time every day to revise his or her work in “batches”. For example, get your child to recall new topics he or she learnt the next day, then again a week after the first lesson. Revision of these topics should be done a month and then six months after to ensure the information learnt is stored in his or her long-term memory.
As your child is taught more on different topics through the year, there will be more to recall. Constant regurgitation of topics will allow your child to better retain and recall new knowledge and concepts. This also cultivates good studying habits and teaches your child the importance of time management.
Anticipating What's Ahead
During the term breaks, your child should look through past-year exam papers to familiarise him- or herself with the common questions tested. School holidays are the best opportunity for your child to get as much revision done as possible. Your child can also compile various concept maps, study guides and revision notes during the holidays.
Taking Charge of Their Revision Plans
Instil independence by encouraging your child to be responsible for his or her own academic progress. Your child can come up with his or her own revision schedule so he or she have a picture of exactly what to expect and how much to revise for the big exam.
Looking Beyond The PSLE
What are your child’s aspirations? What is his or her desired secondary school and, perhaps, dream university or job? Setting targets with your child will subtly reinforce the importance of studying hard and getting good grades to help achieve his or her goals.
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