The Cambridge Checkpoint exams just ended last week with the CS2 students feeling really relaxed and calm. I interviewed a CS2 student, Alicia, which ended up with me getting some tips and tricks for future students taking the Checkpoint exams. I’d like to share what I learned.
First things first, every student should prepare all the stationary that could be used in the exams, you could actually get in a lot of trouble for just forgetting to bring a tiny eraser or even calculator. She also said that on the day of the exams, all students should have a good breakfast for lots of energy. And of course, all students should all just calm down during the exams, but it doesn’t mean that the students should waste time. And something very important is the student’s study technique and where should they study from.
I was told that it’s best to look for the syllabus first, then study simply the ones you feel that you are weak at, and at last, the most important step is that you all should practice with checkpoint past papers. Alicia said that the past papers were the best way and it really helped.