Exam Tips for Cambridge IGCSE ESL

Ann’s English Academy is here to provide you with some easy tips to achieve an A* in Cambridge IGCSE English as a Second Language examination (0510/11) within 30 days!

1-10 days exam overview

 You have to learn everything you need to know for the examination

  • Make a realistic time table to study systematically
  • Make a list of the most difficult questions
  • Eat the frog(The frog is that one thing you have on your to-do list that you have absolutely no motivation to do and that you’re most likely to procrastinate on. … Eating the frog means to just do it, otherwise, the frog will eat you meaning that you’ll end up procrastinating it the whole day.)
  • Take regular breaks
  • Reward yourself when you achieve a difficult topic
  • Make notes
  • Make a formula kit or a vocabulary list
  • Revise your notes material first paper questions
  • Highlight difficulties
  • Practice more challenging questions
  • Make a checklist of easy, difficult, and the most difficult questions

11-20 days revise the past paper questions

  • Print out the past paper questions and practice on it 
  • Solve the past paper exercises that you find is the most challenging.
  • Solve all past paper questions and variant papers of 10 years
  • Solve past papers in the exam like environment
  • Set time
  • Avoid distractions
  • Correct the reading papers according to the marking scheme
  • Find an expert to mark your writing task
  • Reread the question so that when the wrong under refer back to the mistakes.                

21-31 Days

  • Make sure you have 10 days between solving  past papers and revision
  • Strengthen in your weak area with the help of an expert
  • Get a 6 to 8 hours sleep
  • Eat healthy food
  • Stay hydrated
  • Provide playtime for you
  • Follow timetable 
  • Communicate with the prayer groups
  • Keep in touch with your teachers
  • Revise your notes as much as possible
  • Go through the previous mistakes during the past papers solving
  • Make a checklist of the most challenging questions and make sure you are ready with the most difficult questions.