The recent coronavirus pandemic has meant that a lot of students’ exams have been postponed or canceled. The general uncertainty about the situation has made it worse for students across the globe.
Schools across the world affiliated with Cambridge International Examinations A level are being given leave to grade students based on their performance over the past year. CIE is trusting teachers to make this decision and is working closely to find a solution.
All standardized tests in the U.S.A have been canceled. Schools across the country have shut down. Students are being homeschooled en masse by parents, and online classes are being scheduled to ensure they can continue their studies.
The major challenge now comes in ensuring that all students have access to an internet connection, and have the opportunity to study online without risking their health and safety.
Schools will likely remain shut for the rest of the year until the virus can be contained. It is also unclear when the next exams will take place. What can you do to make sure you don’t lose touch with your studies? While also staying home, follow protocol, and stay safe.
KEEP YOURSELF BUSY STUDYING EVERYDAY
Some students are attending online classes to complete their pending portions. This is a great way to remind yourself it’s not a holiday and to stay on track.
IF YOU DON’T HAVE ONLINE EXAMS
You can also dedicate at least 5 hours of your day to studying on your own if you’re not taking online classes. Use online tutorials and resources to relearn or teach yourself concepts you need help with. Khan Academy is one of the best sources of tutorials for students looking for information on any subject.
ONLINE STUDY GROUPS
Form an online study group with your friends for motivation, avoid letting it turn into a distraction. All of you should motivate each other. This is also a way for you to teach each other concepts. Teaching a friend would help you revise concepts and also help them learn. For study tips to prepare for your exams, take a look at our blog post Time Management Hacks For Students.
Many students are even taking school tests online, with schools emailing their parents the paper an hour before the exam. Take these tests seriously because schools are going out of their way to support you.
If you have questions or need help, you can always get in touch with your teacher.
KEEP YOURSELF INFORMED ABOUT THE RAMIFICATIONS
Standardized tests across the U.S have been canceled this year, including some final examinations. University students should contact colleges and keep themselves informed about how to proceed in this case.
GCSE and A level exams have also been postponed, depending on the global situation, these precautions are necessary for everyone’s safety.
PRACTICE SAFETY AND HYGIENE TIPS ISSUED BY YOUR LOCAL AUTHORITIES.
Co-operating with government efforts is likely to reduce the chances of more cases and help them fight the infection better.
Be careful about fake news, do not believe all WhatsApp forward messages. Only follow practices and recommendations from the World Health Organisation, your government, and trusted news sources.
Your co-operation will go a long way to help the world overcome this pandemic. Our immediate aim should be to fight the virus and stay protected. As students, do all you can not lose touch with your studies. We can overcome this together.