Hi, can you please introduce a bit about yourself?
Good afternoon. My name is Tuan Phong and this is my eighth year studying at BVIS Hanoi.
You took the IGCSE exam in May last year. Which subjects did you take?
I took the IGCSE for English Language, Literature, Maths, Triple Science, History, Business Studies and Computer Science.
Some subjects were mandatory. History, Computer Science, and Business were my additional subjects.
Business at IGCSE was a new subject, and I just wanted to see what it was like and experienced something new.
I was already interested in History although I wasn’t planning on pursuing a career in this field. I found that learning about events in the past, and analysing them were fun and interesting.
For Computer Science, that was more of a career pick. I plan to study in the engineering field at the university after taking the A-level test, so I thought Computer Science could be a good pick.
It must be uneasy about revising 7 subjects within a short period. How did you make it?
I prepared for the exam in pretty simple ways. The most important thing I did was re-organising the notes that I took throughout the year and notes that I found online through various academic websites. For example, there were definitions of key terms. I searched online and then organised them into either a book or an online file.
And the other thing I did mainly was doing past papers where I went online and looked for past papers of the IGCSE courses I was taking.
It was difficult at times, especially the preparation, when sometimes it could be slightly challenging to stay focused, stay disciplined, and you might not want to study. Though in the end, I managed to mostly focus and get it done.