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Are you working towards an important exam? We're here to help with a series of videos that pick out some top tips for studying and taking exams.

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Exam skills: 6 tips about what do after exams

The next step is an important one

You've studied hard and done your best in your exams – but now they're over, what do you do next? The next step is an important one.

Watch this video to hear our six top tips to guide you through the post-exam period. Then test your understanding in our quiz.

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You've studied hard and done your best in your exams – but now they're over, what do you do next? The next step is an important one. Here are our top tips to guide you through the post-exam period…

Firstly, don't overthink your exams too much. They have finished and it's time to move on. If you have passed your exams – well done – you now have a qualification to prove your skills – but if you haven't all is not lost, think about what have you have learnt.

Whatever your results, take a break – chill out! You've worked hard and deserve to give yourself a treat. Throw a party, go on holiday, stay in bed all day – give your brain a rest before you have to start thinking about your next options.

Then next, if you have been successful, put your qualification to good use.  Maybe use it as part of an application for university or a new job. Alternatively, you could think about studying English to a higher level and getting a further qualification – this might mean taking another exam though!

If you didn't pass your exams – don't panic – it's not the end of the world. You could retake them – just think about the areas you need to improve on and focus on these.  Maybe your teacher could give you some feedback?

But if a qualification isn't so important to you, just think about all the language knowledge you've learnt – and not just these skills but the study techniques you've picked up along the way – these are transferable skills!

Whatever your pass mark, go and use what you've learnt. You need to continue using English so you don't forget it. Keep speaking and writing English and continue to improve. And use it to make new friends – but don't forget the friends you've made on your course too and the fun you've had.  Good luck!

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Here's a summary of our tips about what to do when your exams are over:

  1. Don't overthink your exams - move on
  2. Chill out; take a break - you deserve it!
  3. Put your qualification to work - apply for jobs or university
  4. Time to retake to your exam?
  5. Think about what you have learnt, including transferable skills
  6. Keep using your English

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So what did you discover? Find out by taking our test…

What could you do when the exams are over?

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Why not check out the rest of our Exam Skills series on our You Tube channel and continue learning more English with bbclearningenglish.com

Have you got any tips about learning strategies and exam preparation that you can share with us? Please email them to us at learningenglish@bbc.co.uk with 'Exam Skills' in the subject line. We will post our favourites here and on our Facebook page. Please note that we can’t reply to individual emails, but we do read all of them.

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本课词汇

  • throw
    [here] put on; hold

    post-exam
    after the exam

    transferable
    able to use in a another situation