It’s the time of year that every student dreads; exam time! Everyone who has any exams is in the same boat. Knowing that what you write in those exams can potentially decide your future. Knowing that once you’ve left that room you cannot do anything but wait until results day. It’s pretty scary and incredibly stressful. Although there is only so much one person can do and it’s important to remember that.
Here are my top tips:
Revise, obviously revision is key to passing your exams. Find a method that’s best for you, posters, mind maps, pictures, rhymes, anything that will help you to remember everything.
Try to stay calm (sounds daft but if you stress yourself out too much; you’ll lose concentration and won’t be able to focus).
Treat yourself! After a few hard days of revision don’t be afraid to do something fun! Whether that’s reading a book, going out for coffee with friends, eating a bar of chocolate or treating yourself to a new bag it’s important to take a break and reward yourself for what you’ve done.
Try your best! All you can do is your best and as long as you’ve done that it will be ok. You might still be disappointed and upset on results day but at least you can say that you tried your best and no one can ask for any more than that.
Remember that even if you don’t get the grades that you need, it’s not the end of the world!
I know what it feels like to not do well. The first time I sat my A2 exams I failed German and Psychology and after a few tears I picked myself up and carried on. I had to drop German and Psychology so I picked up Business studies. I’m currently doing a third year at college to improve my grades so that I can study midwifery and ideally I need to get ABB to go to university. The next few weeks are going to be tough but at least I can say that I’m giving it my all and even if I don’t get the grades, I am not giving up on my dream! One day I will be a qualified midwife, no matter how long it takes me to get there, as long as I’ve got determination I’ll be alright.
I wish everyone who is sitting any exam the best of luck! Give it all you’ve got, it’ll be over soon and then you can relax until results day where you will decide the next move. Fingers crossed you all get the grades you need.