Teachers will be the reason you either pass or fail a subject. They will be helping you every step of the way so don’t ever feel that you cannot talk to a member of staff when you are struggling.
In class, utilise this time to gather as much information on your subject as possible. If you are finding the work too easy and you are steamrolling your way through the questions, then ask the teacher for some more work to further prepare you for the exam. Get into the mindset of being productive when in the classroom because this will benefit you when it comes to exam season. If you are on the other end of the spectrum and you are finding the questions too hard, then ask for help from your peers. If their advice still doesn’t make sense, then ask the teacher for help. They have been trained to dumb down hard material so they can explain it in a way more suited to you and will be more than willing to guide you to the correct answer.
When it comes closer to exams, ask for more material. Go out of your way to get as much resources as possible so that you put yourself in the best position to make your family proud. Teachers will always be impressed with you asking them for more work or more content and will be more likely to help you out. At the end of the day, your goal is to pass your exams so why wouldn’t you put yourself in the best position to do so?
Arrange after school classes with your teachers closer to exams. This allows you to focus on what you are struggling on and also highlights to the teacher the areas they need to work with you. As well as after school classes, tell your teachers in general which questions or topics you are unsure about. Tell them the exam questions which you wouldn’t know how to answer if you were to answer it. All of these combined will decrease the likelihood of you not knowing something and increases your confidence because you’ll know that you’re improving every day.