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    I went into my geo synoptic today feeling really confident and i knew it very well. I have been revising for my exams since easter and have done nothing but work with enough breaks. However, the exam went really terrible and i just couldnt do it even though i knew the answers if that makes sense!! This is the second paper i have done this with and im sposed to get an A. Ive done everything possible for my exams (and i mean everything) and now ive blown my chances. I feel really unhappy and just seem to cry!! :confused: I feel the biggest failure and feel i cant do anything.

    Does anyone else feel like this???
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    I actually don't mind exams...

    Don't worry, employers know exams aren't everything and aren't always a true representation of somebodies abilty. You may have done better then you thought anyway, you're potentially an A candidate so things can't be too bleak for you.
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    I have never had troubles with exams untill this year. Never used to mind either. Think it might have been the added pressure of doing an alevel in a year on my own. Am just gutted about not doing so good with my geo!!
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    I think we all go through periods like that. I was convinced I knew all my biology on monday but I really hated the exam. A year ago I probably would have cried afterwards. But I think i've learned that exams are not the be all and end all. I know I gave it my best shot, and thats all I can expect of myself. Kicking myself about it and blaming myself would only waste energy, which could be used for my next exam! As said before, people cannot judge your ability on just one exam. There must be loads of successful people in
    this world who failed exams. Please don't worry about it! I know its unfair that we spend all year working for a measly hour and a half exam at the end of the year, but try to think positive! I'm sure you'll be fine!
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    Just finding it very hard to not beat myself up about it. Ive let my exams rule my life since november. Ive given up everything and then i mess it up. The belief that i cant do anything has spread to everything i do, including my badminton. I feel so unhapy with life.
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    I am very sorry to hear that. Maybe the problem is that you did let exams rule your life, and it took its toll in the end. I think you have to remember that these exams are only PART of your life! There are certainly more important things such as your health and having a good social life (well, they are for me anyways!) I know that if I push myself too much for a test/exam, I don't remember things because I am too hard on myself. Cut yourself some slack and give yourself a break. You are only human, and I'm positive you are not the only one who felt they screwed that exam up. But do not feel like you cannot do anything. Do the opposite. Whats the worst that could happen? You completely fail geography (I am assuming that is the worst!). If that did happen (which I am 100% sure won't!) take a year out, resit and get those grades up.

    Don't give up on yourself OK?
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    The worst thing about exams is the wait to find out how you've really done; until that point you can't be absolutely sure that you have failed or done so terribly.

    Try to be optimistic about it - you say you knew the answers - maybe the examiner will be able to pick up on the knowledge you've conveyed and you'll do better than you think.

    As to how I've done - crikey I hate exams, and the A2s have been the most stressful I've ever been through. The added pressure of grades needed to get into university has been hitting me on the shoulders for months now, and it's meant I haven't been sleeping properly or being able to socialise either.

    However, after one tomorrow morning, and one on friday afternoon, I shall have finished my A2s at last, and can relax - and celebrate by going out with all of my friends, whose company I have missed dreadfully, and getting well-and-truly sloshed for once in my life!
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    Il try not to but i just feel down and out at the mo. I cant fail cos i got an A last year so that means i already have an E this year. I just had so much work to cos of doing sumat stupid in business. Just felt it would all be OK after the exams when they r done and i feel quite the opposite. One more exam to do. :confused:
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    (Original post by Meghan)
    The worst thing about exams is the wait to find out how you've really done; until that point you can't be absolutely sure that you have failed or done so terribly.

    Try to be optimistic about it - you say you knew the answers - maybe the examiner will be able to pick up on the knowledge you've conveyed and you'll do better than you think.

    As to how I've done - crikey I hate exams, and the A2s have been the most stressful I've ever been through. The added pressure of grades needed to get into university has been hitting me on the shoulders for months now, and it's meant I haven't been sleeping properly or being able to socialise either.

    However, after one tomorrow morning, and one on friday afternoon, I shall have finished my A2s at last, and can relax - and celebrate by going out with all of my friends, whose company I have missed dreadfully, and getting well-and-truly sloshed for once in my life!
    I feel exactly the same as you. Im so tired and i have a constant headache. Just want my life back. Ive been feeling the pressure for months and now its just got the better of me, to the point of just bursting into tears.
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    From my own experiences learn to let the pressure you apply on yourself go. Last year I was extremely stressed about exams and experienced panic attacks a lot. In the end I had to go to councilling, even though I found out later I'd got AABC for my AS levels that I thought I'd done so badly on. THis year I am far more relaxed and its certainly done my health a lot of good. You just have to realise that phobias and anxieties are irrational, you perceive a greater negative than actually exists. I wish you all the best in your remaining exams and like you I do Geography so I know what the work load is like!
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    (Original post by Dajoruna)
    From my own experiences learn to let the pressure you apply on yourself go. Last year I was extremely stressed about exams and experienced panic attacks a lot. In the end I had to go to councilling, even though I found out later I'd got AABC for my AS levels that I thought I'd done so badly on. THis year I am far more relaxed and its certainly done my health a lot of good. You just have to realise that phobias and anxieties are irrational, you perceive a greater negative than actually exists. I wish you all the best in your remaining exams and like you I do Geography so I know what the work load is like!
    I agree. At the beginning of my A levels this year I was having stupid sleepless nights worrying. And if I did sleep I started dreaming about my revision! I went into the exams tired, frustrated and panicked. I did find talking about it helping, especially with my parents, as I think they're the people I'm trying to please the most! My mom just told me you have to have the kinda "screw it" attitude towards exams. If it goes well, thats good. If it doesn't, oh well screw it! The time you have spent worrying, think about all those moments that have just passed you by that you could have enjoyed! I think i'll shutup now, everyone must be getting sick of me.
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    (Original post by crazy_cath)
    I agree. At the beginning of my A levels this year I was having stupid sleepless nights worrying. And if I did sleep I started dreaming about my revision! I went into the exams tired, frustrated and panicked. I did find talking about it helping, especially with my parents, as I think they're the people I'm trying to please the most! My mom just told me you have to have the kinda "screw it" attitude towards exams. If it goes well, thats good. If it doesn't, oh well screw it! The time you have spent worrying, think about all those moments that have just passed you by that you could have enjoyed! I think i'll shutup now, everyone must be getting sick of me.
    Not at all, i welcome anyones advice. Urs was cool and very helpful. I need all the help i can get!!
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    Hours on im still upset n feeling like the above earlier. n some how my business rev needs to be done.
 
 
 
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