Method of Assessment

In Part 1, we saw that every educational system faces certain challenges and constraints. These determine the way that students are assessed. Remember that the quality of assessment has to be balanced with limited resources and the requirement for standardisation.

This balance will change depending on your subject and your level of education. Every exam is assessed differently, and these differences matter. This means that there is no magic formula that works for every single type of exam.

First, you need to be fully aware of how your exams will be assessed. Once you know this, you need to adapt your answers and exam strategy to fit the style of assessment. We will look at the two most common categories here: large-scale exams and small-scale exams.

Remember: what you think makes a great answer is irrelevant. It only matters what the examiner thinks is a great answer. Don't fall into the common trap of thinking that your opinion is the most important one. In order to ace your exams, you need to think like an examiner.