Ed Rees’s A Levels diary 2
We are now into Half Term yet the work still goes on. The Lower Sixth started their exams last week and a few of my Upper Sixth year have been resitting one or two AS papers. Everyone seems to have worked quite hard during the last week of formal teaching before Half Term and so I am sure there will be no problems.
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Although my first exam, Economics, isn’t until mid June I am trying to work as hard as I can. I sometimes find it hard to motivate myself with that length of time still to go. Our Economics teacher has prepared us very thoroughly for the exams, as the other teachers have done, but I know that I still have to put the work in. The teachers were still setting essays and preps that had to be handed in on the deadline right up to the start of Half Term, at the same time as I had to carry on revising other parts of the syllabuses in each of my subjects. I suppose that made sense because I know the harder I work the easier the exams will be. I managed to fit in some training for Christ College Sports Day and ran the 1500m, which didn’t go too badly and the exercise was a good way of releasing exam pressure, pressure which is certainly mounting. Now that I am in Half Term it is a welcome opportunity to do a serious amount of revision without the interruptions which inevitably happen at school when the rest of life goes on as busily as ever. It will be strange to be back in school after Half Term with the usual teaching timetable suspended. I don’t know how that will feel, but my year is mutually supportive and I know we will help each other to do the best we can.