Most students who dream of going to IIT, AIIMS, or just a good UG college, start preparing during senior secondary school from 11th grade. While 2 years is still sufficient to crack the exam, if you truly want to up your child’s chances of acing entrance exams, you should start preparing them for the competition at an early age. Appearing for school level scholarship exams like Olympiads, NTSE, PRO etc. is one of the best ways to prepare young kids for competitive exams.
The idea of preparing for school, board and competitive exams from class 8th might sound a bit difficult, but with online courses, this is not that difficult. So if you are a parent of a child studying in Class 8, 9 or 10, you should read the following reasons for choosing online foundations course.
Lay the groundwork
Kids will study the syllabus when they have to (no PCM or PCB before time, hurray!) Before that, they need to lay some groundwork mentally.
The thing is: if you’ll ask any 11th or 12th grader about the difference in syllabus till 10th and after it, they’ll measure distances in light years. Yes, it is that big. Most of them are drowning in it most of the times.
With online foundation courses, your child will get to prep for Olympiads, NTSE, and KYVP (maybe even win a scholarship!) and get a feel for what it is to prepare for a competitive exam along with their regular studies. It is this balance that they need to learn and crack.
Effective time management
With online foundations courses, students don’t need to travel to attend coaching classes. They can attend classes at the convenience of home. It helps them effectively manage their time between school, relaxation and competitive exam preparation.
As the students get more time after school, they can utilize the same for revision and other creative activities. With this, you can also focus on your child’s health and can save them from additional pressure.
Habit of self-study
If you provide your child with recorded video lectures to help them strengthen their concepts, they develop a habit of self-study. Recorded video lectures help them learn at their own pace. You just need to help them understand their goal and provide them with the right study material. When they are dedicated to their goal and like the study material, they develop a habit of self-study and self-discipline.
Learn test-taking strategies
There is a particular way in which students approach tests and exams. The sooner they learn their techniques and improve them, the better their result will be.
Through the Olympiads, NTSE, and KVPY which are all national level scholarship exams, your child will learn how you take a test and whether it works during the final exam or not. Based on their performance in the online practice tests, they can aim to improve those techniques and develop strategies that actually work.
Win a few awards for your shelf
Your child can also make you feel proud by winning international/ national awards by acing exams like:
- International Mathematics Olympiad (IMO)
- National Science Olympiad (NSO)
- National Standard Examinations in Junior Science (NSEJS)
- National Standard Examination in Astronomy / Biology / Chemistry / Physics co-ordinated by Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education (HBCSE)
Scholarships can be won through:
- Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojna (KVPY)
- National Talent Search Examinations (NTSE)
As you can see, preparing for these exams and scoring well in them can add so many accolades to the child’s academic history, preparing for these exams at the right time is also essential. So what are you waiting for? Get your child enrolled for online foundations course at Aakash Digital now.