Learning from your Mistakes…
It can be disappointing not getting the results you want from your exam. Sometimes life gets in the way of studies, you run out of time, or you have trouble understanding a topic. There are plenty of reasons why you might not pass your AAT exams. When going into AAT resits, it’s important to go into them with a positive mindset, but this is easier said than done. With that in mind, why not follow our top tips for getting back in control of your studies.
Turning a Negative into a Positive
It’s completely natural to have negative feelings after failing an exam. Learning on an AAT course can be an intensive process so it’s hard knowing that you didn’t achieve what you set out to achieve the first time around. Try to adjust the way you think about it and turn it into a positive. Think about what you learned from the experience. What gaps in your knowledge did it highlight? Do you need further support in a particular area? Did you run out of time? It may also help you to identify your stronger areas. It’ll also be easier for you to identify where it went wrong and there’ll be lots of support to ensure it doesn’t happen twice. You want to go into your AAT resit knowing you have rectified the mistakes you made the first time around.
Take Any Advice on Board
Your tutors can go through your exam with you and tell you exactly where you lost marks. It could be that you answered correctly but didn’t go into enough depth or explain as fully as you could have done. You may also need to work on your time management. Perhaps you spent a long time on an answer with fewer marks and not enough time on one with higher marks. It could be your understanding of a topic but on many occasions, it could be down to exam techniques such as managing the exam time or not identifying what the exam question is asking of you effectively enough.
Find Solutions and Apply Them
Once you have identified where you didn’t do as well in the initial AAT exam, you can find solutions. This could be getting further support on a particular topic or getting some advice and practice with exam techniques. Whatever your solution, try doing several past papers in exam conditions to apply your solutions. You’ll soon know if they’re working and notice the difference, remember that practice makes perfect.
Learn from the Experience and Become Resilient
We all face challenges and obstacles throughout our lives. Each time we face one, we learn from how we get through it and become stronger as a result. It means that dealing with difficult situations and knock backs gets easier because we can deal with them better with experience. Exam disappointment is no different and the way you handle it will ensure you apply this attitude to further situations. You’ll face similar issues during your career and will handle them better as a result of this experience. By doing so, changing negatives into positives will become less of a taboo and more of a habit.
Studying AAT in London and Essex
At UKCBC, we have plenty of support for you during your AAT studies and this includes exam resits. We can provide you with resources, study materials and help you to determine where you went wrong and how you can improve. Our expert tutors are ready to help you and we have a great student support network. Go into your AAT resit prepared and with confidence.