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    I and I'm sure many others have the problem of overthinking the exams after they have finished. I am about 8 exams into my IGCSE's and can't stop thinking about my mistakes. Even if a paper went well i get worried by single marks dropped! I just want those straight a*s real bad...

    Any tips on putting previous papers in the past (plosive...nice)
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    (Original post by tmg1999)
    I and I'm sure many others have the problem of overthinking the exams after they have finished. I am about 8 exams into my IGCSE's and can't stop thinking about my mistakes. Even if a paper went well i get worried by single marks dropped! I just want those straight a*s real bad...

    Any tips on putting previous papers in the past (plosive...nice)
    It's human instinct but the thing you have to do is look at your next exam and the feel good factor of August. As well as this, you cannot change anything in those exams as you have finished it but you can change the number of marks you get in other exams. Good luck, get those A*s
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    I know this might not seem useful, but I really do believe that the only way to move past these exams is to accept that there's nothing you can do about them now. The only exams you have the ability to impact are the ones ahead of you, and by wasting time worrying about the little mistakes you're decreasing your chances of straight A*'s in the other exams. If I think about my exams, I'll still cringe at the mistakes I've made, it's just about trying not to think of them at all.

    In order to do this, try to occupy yourself with other things; give yourself a few minutes after an exam to contemplate how you feel you did and get all of those thoughts out of the way, then occupy yourself with other revision. Maybe try to think of past mocks and tests as an example - I personally have always come out of mocks thinking I've done badly, only to find that I did far better than I thought. If this is the same for you, use it as a comfort that exactly the same applies to your IGCSEs.

    Sorry that's not a miracle cure, but I hope it helps somewhat anyway! Good luck in your exams, you sound really motivated so I'm sure you'll achieve what you want to achieve
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    well theres nothing you can do about it now. i went out of my french knowing i was going to lose 7 marks but the fact that it's over makes me feel relieved. just enjoy yourself because you have all the time to feel nervous when results come in august. if you must, resit!
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    thanks a lot guys - i really appreciate you putting in the time to reply and give advice

    very helpful and uplifting stuff
 
 
 
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