Well the exam's over .... for another year anyway! (I'm assuming here that I have managed 40% and won't be re-sitting in October...). It went ok, I could answer all the questions and I feel all right about it. Not 'that was easy' but not 'that was awful' either.
I now have 3 1/2 months of summer holiday before my 3rd year starts at the beginning of October, which will be 'Welfare, Crime and Society'.
I have learned a few things this year about studying, when there's an exam at the end (we didn't have one in the first year):
1. write good, clear notes during the year, even though it makes the reading more time consuming. I did this and it was a godsend when it came to revision.
2. my revision schedule worked - a month of rotating subjects, but making sure I took really good breaks as well.
3. try not to stress - after all it's not a life and death situation, and stress hormones aren't productive.
3. at the exam - don't sit with stressed people while waiting to go in! I and three of my friends were sitting together quite happily, talking about other things. Two of our tutor group turned up, both intelligent girls. One was totally stressed out, and they started talking about subjects and the other one even had her text book out! It totally screwed with our minds, even with my fingers in my ears, and we ended up going out and standing in the corridor to escape them. Interestingly, one of them finished half an hour early, and the other one muttered afterwards about having totally screwed it up. So I'm not sure what that tells me.
So, tomorrow I have an 8 1/2 hour train journey up to Scotland. Mr H is currently at his parents in Wales and he and Django will be racing me north in the van! I can't wait, I haven't been up there since February, can you believe it?
I feel a bit weird at the moment to be honest, not quite sure what to do with myself after 9 months of feeling as though I should be reading/writing study stuff. Although I'm glad to relax, I expect by September I'll be pleased when the box of new text books arrives...