Well, the exams are off to their usual start. Egg frying temperatures. Even if you woke up from a coma and looked out the window, you'd realize it's exam time. Something Im going to be playing out later on, will be the exam experiences of some of the Red crew.
Personally, for me I absolutely hated it. I hated the atmosphere, I hated the examiners, I hated the way the place smelt. I understand what everyone is going through. I see where the hundreds of callers and texters are coming from, when its a topic on the show. The one thing I did figure out though, was, and I say this every year, DONT BELIEVE THE HYPE. Dont get sucked into the whole thing and I know its hard not to. But if you do and start believing the hype thats when mistakes and panic kicks in. Its an exam, its a public exam. Yes they're important and No, they're not the be all to end all. That said, it doesnt mean you scratch your arse for 5 or 6 years. I screwed up my Leaving first time round. I think at the time you needed to pass 5 subjects, Im sure its the same now but Im open to correction. Anyway, I managed to scrape 4 and that was it. To anyone that wasnt in the know ie parents I told them I passed it. But you can only pull the wool over peoples eyes for so long. So I repeated and dj'd through the whole thing. While not the best move, I did occasionally open a book and on the second attempt I done alright. I didnt get enough to go to college, but I had no aspirations to go to college at that time. I hadnt a notion of what I wanted. I was veering toward computer science for a long time but in the end I just couldnt motivate myself enough to do it.
The point Im making here, is if all goes pear shaped over the next 2 weeks, theres plenty of options open to you, repeating being one of many. So best of luck to everyone!