I don’t have the time to fret about a mock exam while I am already preparing for the actual one. Is this a thought that crosses your mind often? Allow us to present a fresh perspective of why mock exams are important for you and why you should be sincere about them. The format of a mock exam is identical to that of the actual exam and is the primary means of practice for the students. Let’s explore in detail how mock tests can prove to be fruitful in your academic experience.
To begin with, the structure and design of the IB as well as the IGCSE mock exam is made with the purpose of helping the student get familiar with the actual exam. In this way, these exams help you to prepare for something unexpected. Once we are comfortable with the exam setting and have experience of how things work, the actual exam becomes less daunting. Conditioning our brain to be comfortable in an unknown scenario of the mock test and this process of familiarisation also takes away the fear of giving the board exams for the first time.
Everything we do is practice for something greater than where we currently are. Practice only makes for improvement.– Les Brown
Furthermore, these can be prep sessions which enlighten us about our strengths and weaknesses in every subject. Once we get the result of a mock test and do a thorough analysis of it, we can easily figure out which areas we need improvement on and can target further study accordingly. In addition, this introspection of our strong and weak points will help us form clear and precise questions to ask the tutors guiding us in this journey, so as to not waste any of the precious time.
Finally, there are many new changes introduced by the IB and IGCSE curriculum every year and so it becomes necessary to sincerely appear in the mock exams taken by your academy as they are a part of training for the upcoming exam. Although, It would be easy to argue that many of these goals might be achieved without formal exams but we are mistaken in thinking that. The formal place and time setting of the mock exam is what makes it so integral. The environment of this mock exam is that of a real one and this rehearsal leads us to identify how we react to many factors surrounding us.
If you are a hard-working student who has put effort in preparing the syllabus, you’ll be sure to gain all the benefits of mock exams. Study well and ace those mocks!