Post # 1
I’m doing my first formal exam since university tomorrow and I’m feeling sick with stress. It’s been so long since I did one that I’m convinced I’m going to fail even though I know the subject material and know that I can do one section (out of three).
I’m just terrified that something is going to come up that I don’t know. I’ve only had 15 hours of teaching over three weeks and even though I’ve tried to do lots of outside studies I keep coming across things in past papers that I didn’t know until I looked them up.
Post # 3
You will be fine. I returned to University in my 40s (once the kids were older – I’m here on the Bee as a future MOB) and sat exams after having not done them for more than 20 years. I was able to slip back into the routine of studying, looking at past exams, last minute cramming and managing my time in the exam itself. Yes, there were some exam questions I couldn’t answer properly, but that was made up for by ones I could.
And my grades were actually better than when I was younger. We do not magically lose our abilities! If you could do it when you were younger, you can do it now. That’s what I found, and I bet you haven’t had as long a gap as me 🙂
Post # 4
I finally got my results this week and I got a pass with distinction (equivalent of an A but I’m not sure of other namings).