I'm currently at college (UK) studying for my AS levels.
I wouldn't particularly describe myself as intelligent, but more of a hard worker, and I would put my academic success down to my ambitious state of mind.
I've struggled on some exam questions before now, and done my best to write out what i can, worried and then done perfectly fine.
I've recently just sat the AQA maths C2 exam (16th May 2012) and really felt defeated by it. It's not really in my nature to feel this way ever, but it's had such a big impact that I have a massive fear of walking into my other exams (even though they're not all for maths). When i think of my upcoming exams, the feeling of disappointment and inability keeps relaying in my head. The possibility of going into another exam and looking at the paper as if i'd never studied the course at all makes me want to not even go to my other exams. I thought i was quite confident on C2 and that i'd be prepared for any curve balls that AQA threw, but now it's completely knocked my confidence for the D1 paper (which i'm weaker at than C2 and will now need it to pull my grade up) and my other exams coming up. My friend's exam season is going great, all i hear is that their exam papers have been really good so far. I feel horrible and useless.
Has anyone else experienced this? can they offer any advice, i know that some people will say that I can't let it ruin the rest of my exam season but i have no motivation, I worked what felt like flat out for this C2 paper and it just hit me in the face.
P.S this isn't really helped by the big expectation for me to do well by college and friends, I will feel really embarrassed if i don't do as well as thy expect because i feel it would make me look like i didn't bother to revise, when this is not the case at all
Last edited by Whitechark; 20-05-2012 at 17:28.