| We’ve only been back to school for two weeks at most! Why are there tests already!
Every student asks this question in early September. The answer isn’t that teachers want to make you stress, but instead they want to test where you are after a long summer break.
Even though all you MG students have been continuing tutoring (and so are definitely in practice!), not everyone will be.
Regardless, we all want to get top marks. Here are a few things to be aware of:
- This is unlikely to count towards your report grades
Even though these are important tests, teachers know students will have forgotten a lot over summer. These tests will give both you and your teacher a good idea of where you are currently. You’ll definitely be able to boost your grade in the future if you don’t do as well as you hoped!
- Your teacher will likely be mean!
Well, they want to make you a little bit stressed but for good reason! Your teachers want you to work hard, and so they’ll likely be a bit harsher in this first test of the year.
- It’s a good chance to figure out your weak spots
Especially for final year students, this is a great chance to use exam circumstances to figure out what you know and what you don’t know! Even if you worked hard over summer, exam circumstances are a completely different beast!
Let your tutors know if you have a test coming soon, we’ll be able to run exam scenarios with you to make sure you’re prepared!