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As part of your Higher qualification, you will sit a written exam in May. This exam is worth 60 marks and can make a huge difference to your grade, so it's important to study properly. Don't let all your hard work throughout the year go to waste because you forgot about this part.

The exam will last 2 hours (120 minutes) and will be under exam conditions, exactly like your other subjects. The front of your exam paper will be similar to the example below.

 

THE EXAM

Managing your time is without a doubt one of the most important parts of this exam. You could have ALL the correct answers but if you run out of time, you're going to be really mad at the end! You can practice your timing and what works for you, but as a guide:

 

Expressive Section

5 MINUTES choosing either Q1 or Q2 and preparing (bullet-pointing ideas etc)

15 MINUTES or less on your chosen question

5 MINUTES on either Q3 or Q4 and again, take those few minute to prepare

35 MINUTES or less on that chosen question

 

 

Design Section

5 MINUTES choosing either Q5 or Q6 and preparing

15 MINUTES or less on your chosen question

5 MINUTES on either Q7 or Q8 and again, take a moment to prep your thoughts

35 MINUTES or less on that chosen question

 

Spend any REMAINING TIME reviewing ALL of your work. EVERYTHING! Use every last second. You may have 2 or 20 minutes... don't sit back and congratulate yourself...just yet!!

 

EXAMPLES OF QUESTIONS