Standard Seven 2023
For Swahili Medium Schools
Different Regions and Organisations in Tanzania
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Advantages of Doing Past Papers
In terms of effectiveness, past papers have been proven time and time again to give students a great chance of success.
Revision is essentially what you need to do when preparing for any examination. However, revision can be very difficult if you are doing it on your own so try gathering a study group and make this a fun activity.
1. Get used to the structure of a paper and the language they use.
You’re probably already used to the vocabulary from learning in the classroom, but it’s good to get yourself familiarised with past papers so you know how everything is laid out and on exam day you don’t stress out over it.
In some exams, some extra information might be printed in the paper such as equations for sciences and mathematics, again it’s good to know where these will be in the paper.
Once you’ve done a couple of past papers you know the layout of the questions. Generally, the paper will start with lower mark questions and work up, but it’s good to know so that you don’t write an essay long answer for a 2 mark question and not have enough time for a 10 mark question later in the paper.
2. Understand the allocation of marks and marking scheme
From our website you can also download a marking scheme for each past paper, this way you can mark your own work and see where the marks lie.
You will understand the different types of answers that are required and can use this to structure your answers. Using the marking scheme, you can refine your answering skills and ultimately save yourself time in your exam.
3. Revising past papers will also improve your writing skills and help you in improving your time-management skills. This is because, when revising past papers, you will have to analyse the questions and think of strategies to approach them successfully. For example, if a question asks about an issue that you haven't come across before, then instead of spending time reading up the topic from textbooks, it would be better to spend time thinking how to answer the question successfully.
Once you’ve finished a paper, you can mark your own work using the marking scheme and then analyse your result.
Doing this, you can determine what areas of the subject you are confident in answering and where you might need to spend more time revising. This way you can keep on top of your revision and change your timetable accordingly.
Don’t be disheartened if after completing past papers you don’t do as well as you think you should. These are practice papers and a great learning exercise for the big day. Learn from what you do wrong and try again.
These are all good reasons to revise some past papers right now! Revising old papers is the most effective way to prepare for your exams. If you only revise what you learnt, you will be less prepared for your exam; whereas if you revise past papers, you will be able to use past knowledge in real exam settings and so, you will be a lot more prepared for your exam.