With orals so close, this is a topic which might come up. Here is a few guidelines and vocabulary to help you prepare. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact us! Click here to access the page.
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At this time of the year, some students are thinking of changing level. Is this a good thing for you? Your first port of call is your teacher as s/he will know your abilities.
Here is a few things you might want to think about:
- Consider all parts of the examinations. At times, students feel, they have a weak area and it will make them fail. Check how many marks go for this section. remember that the paper has 4 sections (check our information page)
- Remember that you have done your oral already and this might have gone better than you expected so it is important to take it into consideration.
- The aural section is usually the hardest part of the examination for Higher Level students. But practice will help you with mastering the format. This is key to doing well. Check our advice page on aural. You can never do to much practice! Gather your vocabulary notes and read them aloud regularly. You can get free audio vocabulary lists from our partner's site (click here).
- With your teacher discuss the possibility of getting the grade you need. You might also want to take to your career guidance teacher.
- Remember that students who drop to Ordinary level, do not necessarily get an A at Ordinary level.
- If you have decided to move down, get to know the format of the examination paper. It is very different! Practise on past papers (you can download them for free here). You will also need different skills for the written section so ask your teacher for help. We will be developing that area soon.
Best of luck with the few weeks left!
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