1. It is okay to fail!
“Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.” - Winston Churchill
It is absolutely fine and even normal to get S and U in JC exams. Do not let your Secondary school mindset of getting As and Bs affect you. What matters the most is that you don’t give up and learn from your mistakes.
Review your exam papers thoroughly
Identify any misunderstandings and clarify them immediately
Failing an exam is a sign that you do not fully understand what is required of the subject. Having consultations with your teacher or tutor is an excellent way to figure out exactly what went wrong.
Consult your teacher with your exam scripts
Get a good tutor and review your exam scripts together, identifying what is the problem and the concepts that you haven’t grasp completely
3. Pushing forward
After reviewing your scripts, make a list of topics that you are weak in and set aside time to revisit them. Time management and discipline are of paramount importance, as you would need to juggle the time between learning new topics and revising your weak topics.
Make a list of your weak topics
Make a study plan and fix timings for the respective topics
Stick strictly to your plan
4. Getting better
After finishing your revision, time yourself and complete questions on the topics to ensure that you have completely grasp the concepts.
Tell Ms Cheng your weak chapters and request for the quizzes
Complete the quizzes and sort out misunderstandings on the spot
5. Be confident
One S/U does not mean that your next grade will be the same. Put in effort and with Ms Cheng’s help, watch your grades climb up.
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