“The professor has set the exact same questions over the last four years”
If I were the professor, I will probably do the same thing because realistically speaking, it is impossible to fully learn one subject matter within half a year. This is not to mention we have five modules, not one.
Set this against our Junior College and Secondary school system. We are used to studying materials that are 10-20 times more difficult than what the A and O level syllabus will ever be. It is different in University because our purpose of studying is no longer about getting the fixed “syllabus” done right. On the contrary, it is open ended. Therefore, rather than wandering about, it would be better for students to streamline their efforts into strengthening their foundations.
That said, competition will be intense.