on monday afternoon, i entered the classroom and sat down, ready to do my maths test.
as you can imagine, i was a big ball of nerves. turns out, i’m not a fan of being put on the spot – i generally panic and this happened.
sitting in the classroom, we were given ten minutes of reading time. i used this time to decide which questions i want to answer firstly and which ones would need more work. within these aforementioned ten minutes, i went from feeling at ease to panic.
when i flipped over the page and realised we had lots of coordinate geometry to complete, i knew straight away that this was my weakest point. it is my least favourite part about mathematics. i decided to leave the hardest part for the end because i wanted to solve what i knew firstly before i moved onto the harder questions.
thankfully, this method meant that i was confidently answering the questions and this in turn made me feel much more at ease when i turned over the page and started to solve the geometry questions.
i completed as much as i could and felt relatively happy with how i went. admittedly, i wish i had been able to understand more about the formulas i was applying to my equations because i would have felt more confident in my solutions.
i am due to receive my results next week – fingers and toes crossed!!