Welcome to our latest guest EasyA post on 2021 exams 13+ tips.
Top 2021 exams 13+ Tips
The 11+ or the 13+ 2021 exams might feel demanding, but with enough preparation, you will walk out of the exam feeling confident you have done your best!
Before you begin your preparation, be sure to read our other article here on what the 11+ entails, as well as common misconceptions about the exams you may have!
1. Time Management for your 2021 exams (11+ and 13+)
It may seem overwhelming at first, but managing your time is the first step to success. Make a timetable and plan what subjects you will do each day or each week, which will help you stay organised.
2. Keep your 2021 exams revision as varied as possible
Whilst past papers and exercises are a valuable resource, they will become pretty boring after doing nothing but the same types of questions. Use a variety of different studying methods to keep you engaged – you could try a mixture of flashcards, online resources, and games, whatever works well for you!
3. Read more books
The most engaging and efficient way of grasping skills such as spelling, grammar, and vocabulary is to read a variety of books, both nonfiction and fiction. Not only does it feel like a break from sitting a paper, but you will also pick up grammar and vocabulary the more you are exposed to it.
4. Know your weaknesses
Don’t dedicate an equal amount of time to each component. Some schools may not teach Non/Verbal Reasoning, which should mean you should spend more time practicing these sections. Start with topics you are not as capable of doing as others. Focus on these!
5. Do 13+ practice stress-free first…
You may have never done exams this length, so it is important to build up to this instead of going into long and strenuous papers and causing an inevitable burnout. Find out what topics are being examined, and practice these separately first.
6. … then build up your 13+ practice
Increase the duration and content as you approach the exam date. Once you have practiced in small chunks and eventually larger chunks, have a go at the real testing format to build stamina and focus.
2021 exams 13+ tips
7. Practice, Practice, Practice
To grasp the types of questions that will come up, go through practice questions and papers. Bond 11+ books or Gl and CEM past papers are the most commonly used, and they can give you a feel for what the exam will be like.
8. EasyA Support for your 2021 exams
Make use of resources that are readily available online! EasyA is a wonderful example, where tutors from primarily Cambridge and Oxford Universities can guide you step by step through any Maths problem on which you are stuck. It’s free to download off the App Store and the Play Store!
9. Relax and enjoy your 13+ practice
Your revision time should be a positive experience as you work towards the exams. Don’t stress about the outcome of an exam you haven’t taken yet – instead, stay positive and do the best you possibly can!
Thank you for reading all of these tips; we hope that they help you achieve your best in the 11+ or 13+ exams! Remember to keep calm and trust the process. Be sure to download the EasyA app now to help you with any difficulties on the road ahead, or visit our website at www.easya.co.uk to find out more about it.
2021 exams 13+ tips