‘As I start writing this blog and thinking of images to go with it, I’m starting to get nervous. It’s been 12 years since I picked up my a.level results and yet I can still remember that anxious feeling.
For those of you waiting, biting finger nails, and playing the exams over and over in your head, some of our ICS volunteers in Rwanda have decided to help you out. Number four is my fave!!
Before I let you read, one final comment from me – I didn’t get the results I’d hoped, but it all worked out fine in the end – God’s plans are so much bigger than ours!!’ – Lucy Pieterse
Here’re top 5 tips for the next few weeks from Tom Hubble and his team…
1. Try and keep things in perspective. You’re life doesn’t end if you don’t pass. Your family and friends will still love you and that’s the most important thing. You might have to reassess your life goals but the most important things won’t change.
2. You normally worry more than needed. Overanalysing your exams isn’t helpful, because you can’t change what happened. Sometimes you don’t know what the answers are going to be, so it’s not helpful to worry.
3. While you wait, try and enjoy yourself as much as possible. There’s nothing more you can do.
4. If you don’t do as well as hoped… Firstly, roll up in a ball and cry. Get it out of your system before you do anything else. Then, in the following week, drag yourself out of bed and make contingency plans about what you will do instead, whether it’s a retake or something completely different. Get advice from people you trust and admire.
5. Consider volunteering – it’s a great way to gain experience, looks great on the CV and helps others at the same time.