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Kitty Haslam

August 21, 2017

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So, GCSE results day is tomorrow – which I’m completely dreading.  I’ve become increasingly worried as it gets closer and the suspense builds, which means that at the moment I’m trying to distract myself from thinking about it too much.

I’m not really someone that gets easily panicked or worried about much, as I can usually overlook whatever it is that makes me panic by just concentrating on something else. This means that as I’m relaxing this summer, and am not always focused on something else, I can’t help but worry slightly whenever I’m not distracted.

In order to keep myself occupied, and as my summer break is passing so quickly, I’m now needing to think more into preparing for starting at college in September; I’m beginning to work my way through the preliminary work and reading lists that I’ve been given by the 6th form that I am most likely heading to.  It is so difficult to know what to prepare for when you don’t even know where you will be going, but hopefully, some reading will help.

I’ve also been trying to think ahead and to use my spare time productively so I’ve been getting as much done as possible in the process of learning to drive, whilst I’ve got free time. I’m trying to prepare in advance as I know that as soon as I start at college I won’t have as much free time to use for learning the theory that is needed in order to pass the test. Hopefully, I can get ahead and reduce the amount of work that I would have needed to balance with school work.

To get ahead I have bought my own copies of ‘The Official Highway Code’ and ‘The Official DVSA Theory Test for Car Drivers’ so that I can start to learn the basics. Hopefully, if I can learn from these then it can give me a head start for when I start my driving lessons in October. I have also arranged two driving lessons before I turn 17, with a company that gives driving practice to people before they start their official lessons. These lessons take place in a park and ride car park once a month while it is closed. This means that by the time I start actual lessons on roads, I should have gained confidence and have some idea of what I’m doing.

Hopefully, that will keep my mind off the dreaded GCSEs.  Fingers crossed for results day!

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'I've only recently passed my driving test so I'm currently getting to grips with being on the roads by myself. So far I'm really enjoying the newfound freedom that driving gives me. Plus, being the designated driver for my friends is actually quite fun, who would have thought it?'  See more posts by Kitty

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