Every year the Central board of secondary education conducts board exams for students in the class tenth and twelfth. For academic success, pursuing the desired higher learning courses and ensuring a bright future, doing well in board exams is important for students. In these classes, teachers’ guidance, support, and academic help are much needed for students. Let us discuss some effective tips that teachers can follow to teach effectively and aid board exam preparation of students.
Benefits of board exams for students
- Prepare students to deal with the vast syllabus
From secondary classes till ninth, students are familiar with covering short portions of the syllabus for exams. However, in board exams, the whole textbook lessons need to be prepared. This teaches students to deal with the study pressure, cope with the stress and become more consistent in their studies. This will prepare students for higher learning entrances and competitive exams.
- To study the desired stream in senior secondary education
Senior secondary education is divided into three streams that are science, commerce, and humanities. When students do well in tenth board exams and grab good scores, they can choose the stream of their choice and desire. Studying the subjects of choice, make students more interested in learning which contributes to their academic success.
- Class 10th boards prepare students for class 12th boards
For senior secondary success, and having a bright future, doing well in twelfth board exams are very important for all students. The tenth class board exams act as a catalyst or a bridge that helps students to be prepared for their twelfth CBSE boards. Students get an idea of how board exams are conducted, what is the exam type, language. They get the experience of going to exam centers. All of this help students to appear for the twelfth board exams effectively and efficiently.
- Higher learning success
Delhi University and many other colleges release merit lists. These lists have the percentage that students need to enter the graduation and diploma courses of their desire. The percentage of the merit is the total board exam scores gained by students. Therefore board exams help students opt for their desired courses and ensure higher learning and professional success.
Tips for teachers to aid board exam preparation of students
1. Ask students to attend the classes regularly
In board classes, the academic subjects become detailed and complex. To hold a proper academic understanding of all lessons, attending classes regularly is very important. Ask your students to avoid being absent from the classes. Set compulsory attendance criteria, and use attendance management software to keep a track of students’ attendance records. Talk to students who you find being absent frequently, ask for valid reasons, and ensure that all your students maintain regularity and punctuality in classes.
2. Use technology to teach
Understanding the applicative and theoretical subjects from the textbooks becomes difficult for students. To overcome this problem, technology helps. By using online teaching apps and sites, teachers can access several audiovisual tools like educational video modules, demonstrations, picture cards, PowerPoint presentations, and more. With the help of visualization, students tend to understand the concepts better and quicker. This will surely help to enhance their studies.
3. Keep conducting class tests
Many students have a habit of delaying and procrastinating their studies which must be avoided for boards. For aiding board exam preparation of students, teachers must conduct regular tests. For example, after completing a few lessons, plan for a class test. Learning in smaller portions will be easy, and quick.
Also, these frequent class tests will keep students consistent with learning. Once done with the whole exam syllabus, utilize the remaining time to conduct a test series. Have tests every day, to keep students actively involved with learning. Using a school management system, keep a track of students’ test scores. See what is the progress and who all are lagging.
4. Encourage your students
Board exams bring along a lot of stress for students. While a little bit of stress is fine to stay on your toes, excessive stress can be harmful to health and learning. Many students keep overthinking, self-doubting, and experiencing negative thoughts.
In such times, teachers’ emotional support and guidance are much needed for students. All teachers must encourage their students. Ask them to keep trying and not to think about anything else. Teach them that hard work pays off, and they should stay consistent, and give their best.
For academic success in schools, getting admission in desired higher learning courses and for professional growth, doing well in board exams is important for students. By following the above-mentioned tips, teachers can help students with effective preparation for board exams. This will help students to get a proper understanding of academic subjects and get good scores and grades in board exams of class tenth and twelfth respectively.