I was offered a trip to Rome with my school to accompany my Latin studies in year 10. It sounded really exciting and a great experience so I took it.
I didn't realise it fell during the Easter break before my gcses and I'm really worried it's going to hinder my performance. We have already paid for it so there is no going back. It's a week long and I really wanna be excited for it but whenever I think about it, I worry it's going to affect my grades. I dunno something about the plane makes me feel like it's going to mess up my brain. Or if something happens while I'm there.
Are my worries justified?? What should I do?
Going on holiday before gcses??? Watch
- Thread Starter
- 09-10-2017 18:52
- 09-10-2017 19:01
I wouldn't recommend you go on it, even if you have done all your revision to top notch. Unless you're gonna go over your stuff every day of the trip it might put you in the wrong mindset before exams. Easter breaks are a mixture of relaxing and slowly going over stuff that you hopefully should understand. Exam mode should start kicking in. If the trip finished a week or more before exams start, then heavily consider whether you'll know all your stuff and if you'll have the time to go over it the week before the exam. Be 100% relaxed, and leave the weekend before exams free, before exam mode kicks in the day before the first exam and you start really going over your stuff.
Not to stress you out though. I went on a trip to Iceland last October during half term (took exams this year) and i did some revision during that time, namely memorising writing test essays for my language exams. But that was October. Also, I didn't properly start revising till Christmas because I was wrongly deluded into thinking I could go through a 200 page chemistry textbook and do all the questions. If I were in your shoes, I'd start revising properly right now if I wanted to go on the trip, so that I am relaxed about everything I need to know.