No worries, it sucks but it’s not the end of your fabulous life. I’ll tell you what to do…
Failed your exams , what to do?
I’m a perfectionist, which is a good and a bad thing, because it causes a lot of stress. When I had my exams for pre -university education last year, I got so stressed out, messed up my exams and failed on 0,15 points, because of the new regulation that started in 2014 (otherwise I would have passed; based on my average results). I didn’t expect to fail my exams, of course I thought about it “what if… I fail”, but when I actually failed my exams I felt horrible. Until I thought about all the opportunities I now got.
You don’t have a choice, you have to pass your exams if you want to study, which is something I wanted. Before my exams I thought about a gap year, because I wanted to write and blog and take some time for myself since it had all been very hectic… But I decided not to, since I would still get student grant. Then I failed my exams, so I still had sort of a gap year(now forced to have one), seriously: this might have been the best thing that could have happened to me. I’ll tell you what to do!
Tip 1>First you’ll have to tell everybody that you didn’t pass, they will find out anyway so they can better hear it from you
Tip 2>Feel sad, mad and frustrated and then get over it, it’s not the end of your life, nobody died
Tip 3>Cancel your study (at Studie-link if you live in the Netherlands and also your “studenten-ov”)
Tip 4>Now you can decide (if you’re older than 18) whether you want to pass your exams or not, I did; so I studied this year. You can go to the “VAVO” which is adult-education and usually in the evenings, which was a big no-no for me. Do I have another option? Yes you do, nobody knew, but you can study at home with (for example) the LOI and the NHA. It takes a lot of self-discipline and you don’t have a teacher and face-to-face-contact, but you can study whenever you want, a great option.
Tip 5>Before I studied mathematics and management and organization this year, I did the study “Web-design” and designed my own website: “ladygoldapple.com”. This year wasn’t a lazy year, but a very productive one, which I extremely enjoyed and really needed.
You now have the time to do a study that you like anyway – if you have the time and money for it- and then study the subjects you have to do again.
Tip 6>You have all the time to get to know the subjects really good and to practice and practice until you nail them.
Tip 7>Rethink the study you wanted to do after you’ve passed, I still want to do “Communication” and did the study check at Rotterdam a little while ago 🙂
And that’s it! I hope I’ve helped you a little bit –in case you(‘ve) fail(ed). If you still have any questions: please feel free to ask and I’ll try to help you the best I can.
I’m happier then ever before!