Preparing for your ICB examinations

Preparing for your ICB examinations

Date Published: October 17, 2020

Preparing for exams is never easy. It takes up a lot of time and studying and sometimes we still don’t get the marks we want. 

When it comes to your ICB exams, it’s pretty much the same. Fortunately, we are here to help you prepare for your ICB examinations in a way that won’t just help you pass, but will help you succeed! 

Distance Learning

Distance learning is very different from full-time, contact sessions because you have to do all the learning by yourself. Yes, you will have the support of your tutors or online academic staff but you will have to work through your coursework yourself.

This requires a great deal of diligence and focus! Make sure that you follow the tutorial guideline and work though your learning areas as suggested by your tutors. 

It takes a lot of effort to give yourself deadlines and to stick to them, but this is one of the best ways to get your distinctions!

Practice and past papers

Use past papers as a means to prepare for your examinations. The best way to get through any of the ICB exams is by practising your work. 

This is especially true for subjects that encounter mathematics and numerical topics. Practise is often the only way to fully understand these subjects.

By practising past papers, you’ll also be able to uncover which learning areas you don’t fully understand and be able to work through them.

Do your assignments on time

Your assignments are given to you for good reason. Each assignment is there for you to compile specific learning areas in a way that will help you understand and prepare for the exams. 

By sticking to your weekly workload and completing assignments when they’re due, you’ll be keeping up to date with all of your work! That leads us to the next pointer…

Don’t cram

Nothing good ever comes from cramming your work. If you’re sitting the day before trying to learn your work, you’ll never pass! Never mind do well. 

Your brain takes in information best in small doses, that’s in study periods of between 30-60 minutes with a 10-minute break in between. This is the best way for you to retain your information long term! If you’re looking to pass and succeed in your ICB exams, make sure to make yourself a study timetable!

This means dedicating time every day to your subjects in order to get your qualification!

Book your exams when you’re ready

A great thing about ICB courses is that you only do the exams when you’re ready. So make sure you do exactly that! Don’t book your exams far in advance and tell yourself you’ll be ready by then. Rather book your exams when you have a strong study schedule and are ready to commit to your studies and pass your exams.

Work and life often get in the way, so only book your exams when you know you’ll be able to put in the work and succeed! 

Here is the examination timetable for February 2020

Author: Andrea Frisby