…here cometh the Exam-O-Meter, to be worshipped as a god!
My exams clashed this morning, so by choice I sat History first, although I was placed amongst the Maths students for some reason so it was ‘Dominic, you’re psychologically alone ‘ time from the start. The first question of History seemed like a gift, since it only covered 1945-1949, though maybe I should have more more ‘critical use of sources’. The second question seemed fine to me too, though the reactions I got afterwards suggest it could be seen as nasty for asking about the role of personality and individual decisions on behalf of the leaders of the superpowers. Like I said, seemed fine to me!
Core 4, which followed almost immediately, was hard. A combination of a tricky paper where I couldn’t even attempt all of the questions – in common with most people – and me being tired and slow after almost 2 hours of History writing. There was also a worrying lack of ‘show that’ questions! Nevertheless, overall I think it’ll get me through: I may well not get an A on that paper specifically, but I can afford that. I also managed to end well by cracking one of the questions literally as time ran out – and I’m now hoping my scribbles will be legible enough to get the marks!
Hmm. Baring disaster, that was my last Maths exam – or really anything – for ever. Although forever is a very long time, who knows what might happen…