FSc vs A Level

FSc vs A LevelFor every Pakistani student who takes exams of various British examination boards (like O Level/IGCSE through Edexcel/CIE), there comes this crucial stage where decision making for future studies becomes hard due to the mixed opinions that exist  among people concerning the choice between A Level and FSc/Intermediate of Science (Inter). This indeed is a moment when all of your future depends upon the choice you make. There is no room for experimentation, for you risk crushing your dreams to pieces if you take the wrong turn.  On one hand, there is the undeniable quality education of A Level that will hand over to you an international degree, and on the other hand, there is the local education system where it’s easier to score marks, and perhaps even easier to adapt to certain higher studies that you will be pursuing afterwards. In order to assist you in your final decision, there are certain questions and points that we want to highlight for you, based on our personal exp…

Paper 5: Analysis and Evaluation Tips

A2 Practical Skills Paper
In this case, students must concentrate on planning, data analysis and interpretation and evaluation. They must know about descriptive statistics and also when and how to use two statistical tests: the χ2 test and the t-test. To prepare for this paper, students should do practical activities that generate data which they can analyse using statistical methods.


There are many topics in the AS and A2 courses which lend themselves to planning. Past papers are, of course, a good source of these. This is a list of skills that students need in order to make a good experimental plan:

1 Identifying key variables.

2 Describing, including diagrams, a workable practical procedure.

3 Selecting appropriate methods for varying and measuring the dependent variable.

4 Selecting appropriate methods for measuring the independent variable. 5 Selecting appropriate methods for standardising (or controlling) other variables (known as controlled variables or control vari…

Self Study -- Techniques, Pros and Cons

Self Study -- Techniques, Pros and Cons Part-II: The Actual Preparation Start from the first day ‘First impression is the last impression’. You are not going to put any impression on anyone else but on yourself, your mind and your own habits are going to depend upon these. As mentioned before, start practicing two or three days before your schedule and on the first day, gather all your energies and make it fully productive. Follow your schedule fully the first day. Be very strict. You must not think ‘it’s just the start, I’ll be more punctual time by time’ No! this way you’ll only get lazier time by time.      Sticky notes To keep important things in your mind forever, make small cards or notes and stick them on a wall just besides your study table/area. A much better option is to get a softboard and stick your important things on the board.
You can write formulae you study or some equations and stick them in front of you. This way, things will be memorized forever due to repetitive r…

Self Study--Techniques, Pros and Cons

Self Study--Techniques, Pros and ConsPart I - The Mental Preparation

Self-study is not as easy and enjoyable as it sounds.  Undoubtedly, it's a step towards your independence, it's a step towards responsibility as well.  If you aren't bound to a teacher or institution, you are bound to be your own teacher here.  You will be the one solely responsible if you fail.  There can be no 'our teacher didn't explain this' or 'my school doesn't hire good teachers' thing.  It's all upon your own shoulders.  Before starting, you need to mentally prepare yourself for what's coming ahead.  You can't simply just start and hope that it'll lead you somewhere.
Mental Preparation:    Your Reasons Ask yourself the following questions: Why are you doing this? What do you want to achieve? Is it important for you? How much? Is it because you need to study some extra stuff in addition to what you are being taught in class? Is it because you need to cover up yo…

How to prepare O Level Urdu/English Second Language?

How to prepare O Level Urdu/English Second Language?
The technique to tackle a language subject is quite different from any other subject you are going to take at your Ordinary Level.  Language is not about syllabus material or memory-learning of some facts that you can learn at your fingertips and jot down in your exam.  Rather, a language requires real skills developed throughout your course of 2/3 years.  It’s something which can’t be learned overnight, so if you are a month or a half away from your exam, and are very weak at your language subject, there may be very thin chances of you passing your subject with a good grade.  Unfortunately, there exist no hacks or shortcuts towards your dream result, when it comes to language.  Though if you have no problem in the basic reading and writing skills, then one month or so is absolutely more than enough to polish your skills.  But it’s no time to take a fresh new start.  I myself as a student of Ordinary Level have scored A*s in both …