Top 10 Secret Tips to Pass the GCE

Top 10 Secret Tips to Pass the GCE O/L and A/L at All Times

Top 10 Secret Tips to Pass the GCE O/L and A/L at All Times

Have you been wondering why some students pass the GCE while others fail even though you know them to be brilliant?

Well, here are the ultimate 10 secrets tips you need to know for you to pass the GCE.

These secret tips are not new; they are what you already know but possibly ignoring to put into practice.

Those who have pas the GCE have followed all these tips while those that often failed are those who ignore them. If you want to be among the successful candidates of GCE, then pay good attention to all these secret GCE success tips.

1). Attend all your classes

If you want to pass the GCE O/L or A/L then the first secret thing for you to do is to make sure you attend all your classes.

Attending all your classes help you to understand major concepts taught in school even if you failed to study back at home, you will be able to retain or understand the majority of the concepts taught in school.

Attending classes will also help you to stay up-to-date with recent pedagogic information about the GCE examination.

Studies have shown that students who attend all their classes have better academic performance than those who do not. So, if you want to pass your GCE O/L or A/L you will need to attend all your classes.

2). Read your notes

The second secret tip on how to pass your GCE O/L and A/L is to regularly read your books. You will need to always read your books daily.

Reading your books regularly will help you to retain some of the concepts taught in the classroom.

Students who attended all their classes and regularly read their books turn out to have better GCE performance than those who do not.


Read More: 50 Reasons Why Everyone Should Always Read Books


3). Have a study timetable and stick to it

Another secret tip for passing the GCE O/L and A/L is for students to have their study timetable.

Draw your reading timetable; give an equal time for all your subjects on your reading timetable.

I do not encourage reading too many subjects at a time, however, you can have two separate reading timetables, one timetable is for you studying while you are at home, while the other timetable is for you studying while you are in school. Yes, you can study in school during your free periods.

Having a study timetable helps you to stay focused and disciplined with yourself.

4). Have an interest in all your subjects

The next vital secret to passing your GCE examination is to show interest in all the subjects you register for.

How on earth, do you plan to pass a subject in the GCE if you do not show interest in that subject? So, treat all your subjects equally, and show great interest in all the courses you have registered for.

Do, not be like a lazy student who thinks some subjects are more important than others.

5). Study in a group with friends

If you want to pass your GCE examinations, it would be best for you to find a team or group of friends of 3-4 persons and study with them.

Studying with a group of friends helps you to learn concepts that you did not understand in class when taught.

It also gives you the ability to interact with others and reduces the fear of asking questions or expressing yourself.

Another advantage of studying with your friends while preparing for your GCE is that it helps you know how far you have studied, by measuring yourself to what level of understanding your friends have acquired. This can help motivate or push you to study harder to catch up with the same level as your friends.

6). Study with Pass GCE questions

Here is another secret tip for passing the GCE O/L and A/L examination for you to study along with past questions.

Past questions serve as a guide to help you measure your understanding of a particular topic. For example, if you study the First world war and you are unable to answer a past GCE question concerning the first world war, then this is a red flag, as its shows you have not read the topic in the first world war very well.

So, try to have a series of past questions and their respective answers booklet. With the internet try as possible to have past questions for the previous 5 years behind you.

The GCE board is indeed unpredictable, however, note that GCE often repeats past questions. Imagine the joy on your face if you meet a past question(s) repeated in the examination hall.


Read: 10 Main Reasons Why Students Often Failed the GCE Examination


7). Regularly ask questions

Students who pass the GCE are those that have the habit of asking valid questions in class.

Asking questions in class helps you clear all your doubts, it also helps you to retain information, promotes active learning in the classroom, and most importantly helps build a good relationship between students and teachers.

Even if you are an introvert or shy person, find it in any way to ask questions. You can also ask questions when you are studying with your friends in a group.

8). Discipline yourself/ Cut all distractions

The 8th secret tip towards passing the GCE O/L and A/L is to discipline with you.

Being disciplined with yourself mean you should be able to know what to do at a particular time. Have a study timetable, and have a set time you put in place for all your daily activities.

Do not get distracted in class by friends. At home, do all your homework, and keep your phone aside when studying. Cut all unnecessary and unhelpful friends and persons in your life at this time.

Do not allow social media and its trend to distract or move you away from your goals.

9). Management of your time effectively

Time management is very crucial to your success or failure in the GCE.

This involves you having your day well planned. Have good time sets to study, time to attend classes, eat, time to rest, time to do house chores, and time to sleep.

Manage your time jealously during your days of writing the GCE.

10). Build a good relationship with your teachers

Many students have a very poor relationship with their teachers. This is not a good way to go if you want to pass the GCE.

Build positive and productive relationships with your teachers. This would help them to understand your issues, and be in a good position on how to help you.

Show great respect to your teachers at all times. Always remember, your success in the examinations lies in the palms of your classroom teachers.


If you read the article up to this level then, you are 100% determined to find the key to success in your GCE.

We encourage you to share this article with your friends and relatives who are about taking the GCE, to prepare well and achieve success from the 10 secrets listed above.

If you follow any of the secrets listed above, your success in the GCE is eminent. Also, do not forget to always call to God Almighty to guide you in everything you do.  

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