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O Level Chinese: Tips to Get A1 for Higher Chinese

Every year, Secondary 4 and 5 students will be busily revising their work utilizing their notes, and textbooks in order to get ready for the O-level exams. Many O-Level students experience worry, exhaustion, and burnout months before the exam. Students who struggle with Mother Tongue frequently receive D7 to F9 grades on Chinese or Higher Chinese exams. Nevertheless, if students adopt some easy routines to center themselves and remain calm, this won’t happen! Here are some crucial tactics you can use to perform better and score A1 for your O-level Higher Chinese exams.

1. Keep up with the most recent happenings

One of the things your Mandarin teachers probably told you is that you need to read the news and stay current on international affairs. To some extent, this is 100% correct! If your oral examiner brings up a subject that is relevant to what is happening right now, being aware of current events will allow you to hold a conversation.

Moreover, subjects might be one of the composition topics, providing you with more options for what to write. Reading Chinese newspapers can increase your vocabulary and improve your reading comprehension of the Chinese language, which is also a part of oral communication. It’s a win-win situation because you can both learn Chinese and keep up with international events.

2. Have good studying practices

Avoid going to public locations if you can’t concentrate while studying there. For example. fast food restaurants. Instead, continue to study at home or in class. Libraries are one of the more popular places for people to study. This makes it easier for you to focus and block out distractions.

A hot or chilly setting shouldn’t be used for studying. The ideal temperature for the brain’s optimal performance is 24 degrees Celsius. Keep up a balanced, healthful diet. Try to eat more foods that are good for your brain, like walnuts, and steer clear of oily and unhealthy foods, which are not only terrible for your brain but also weaken your immune system. You don’t want to get sick right before your examinations!

3. Create your own notes

To help you study for the O-level Higher Chinese exams, your teacher will give you plenty of Chinese study materials. However, it can be overwhelming to organize and go through the massive stacks of notes your teachers give you, though, you should start NOW to prepare your own notes.

Many students in Singapore find it challenging to get started since there may be a large stack of reading lists, comprehension exercises, evaluation papers, and worksheets. Therefore, every student should personalize and write their own notes. As long as it’s in your own words, you can organise it in whatever you want and make it as messy as you like as long as you know exactly what it means and can later easily retrieve it. The ease of referencing is another advantage of making your own notes. You can quickly scan them before the exam, while you are waiting for someone in the library, or while you are getting a fast snack from the tuck shop.

4. Re-do your task

It’s crucial that you go over the O-Level Higher Chinese questions you got wrong earlier in your revision. By doing this, you are testing yourself! You can assess whether you have improved by retaking the questions and also find out which areas you need to enhance before the O-Level Higher Chinese exam.

Making the same mistakes again is the biggest thing to stay away from if you want to perform well and score A1 in the Higher Chinese exam. Redoing your work will help you find the areas where you are still unclear and will enable you to learn from your errors so that you don’t repeat them in the exam. This is a fantastic technique to make sure you have really comprehended how to answer the questions rather than just memorizing the responses.

5. Chinese Tuition

It’s wise and never too late to ask for more assistance when you need it. Contrary to common belief, languages are not easier than sciences in terms of academic difficulty and are one of the hardest subjects to master.

In reality, the Chinese language may frequently prove to be more challenging due to its complexity and need for a lot of time, commitment, and effort to master. An excellent Chinese tutor and a set of Chinese skills and techniques can be very beneficial for you to score well in O-Level Higher Chinese. By attending higher Chinese classes, you can fill in any Chinese knowledge gaps that still exist and improve your exam preparation. 


It is undeniable that Chinese is the most challenging language to learn and master. It goes without saying that investing some time in practice will help you succeed in the long term. Thus, to improve your Chinese and score A1 in O-level Higher Chinese, remember to use additional resources like Chinese publications, programs, and especially Chinese instruction. 

Making the Growth Your Child Needs to Succeed

For every student that completes Singapore’s educational system, the O-Levels are a very difficult task. Your child needs to adopt a multi-pronged strategy that combines academic learning with soft skills in order to be able to overcome all the obstacles that will stand in his or her way.

Le Xue O-Level Chinese Tuition is dedicated to assisting your kid in identifying and avoiding any potential traps. We are acutely aware of the essential components your child will need on their O-Level journey. If you need a little more help with the O-Levels, feel free to get in touch with us! At Le Xue, our Chinese tuitions are facilitated by experienced and passionate tutors who can help with your academic journey! Join Us Now!


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