Module 1 exams just around the corner

The observant amongst you (or the nosey) may have noticed that there is a countdown at the bottom of the page.
At the moment, this is counting down to the start of my Module 1 exams, which start on Monday.

Then I just have to hope that I remember everything I’ve learnt and put it down on paper. This is probably the hard bit!

Fingers crossed it all goes to plan and this time next week I should just be able to relax and not have to worry about doing any work as it’s our only official weekend ‘off’ during the groundschool phase of the course.

Now back to the books for the last weekend of Mod1 revision

Mocks are over, but the revision keeps on coming

Today saw CP100 finish our mock exams for Module 1!
It went really well for me, but I obviously can’t comment for everyone on the course.

What it has flagged up for all of us, I think, is where our weaknesses lie and this should allow us to focus our revision on that over the coming 12 days before our real exams start. I certainly know for me that I just need to remember some of the facts and stop making silly mistakes!

And as I just mentioned, we are now off for 12 days. It will be a lot of work but just think, in three weeks time, it’ll all be over and we’ll have started Module 2! (Actually, I don’t know if that’s something to get excited about…)

But tonight, it’s time for a night off the work and just time to relax.

My head in the books

Study is the bane of childhood, the oil of youth, the indulgence of adulthood, and a restorative in old age…

Walter Savage Landor

Without study, everything really would just be harder. We all dislike doing it, look at all the people who take to Twitter and Facebook, myself included, when GCSEs and A Levels come around to complain that they’re fed up of studying and that they think it’s really hard.

Revising has just been my life for the past couple of weeks in the run up to my mocks. And it seems to have worked!
We’ve already done three of the mock exams and I ended up with a 92% average in them, so all the revision that I did seems to have paid off. Now it’s just a case of carrying this momentum forwards into my remaining mocks and onto the real exams as well.

There are more men ennobled by study than by nature.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

Mocks on the horizon

Firstly, let me apologise for not posting for about two weeks. The workload has been really high recently and I just haven’t had time to write a post. SORRY!

So, what’s been happening. Well, as I’ve already mentioned, a lot of work! I have finished six of the seven subjects that we are taking in our first module and we’ve nearly finished the seventh. The downside to this, it heralds the start of our mocks.
We have three days of mocks, starting this Friday. I feel pretty confident as I’m managing to just about pass practice papers from the question bank, but we’ll have to wait and see.

Away from the classroom, this weekend saw a CTC Open Day take place and I went along to help out. John Monk, Training Regulations & Development Manager for British Airways, was there as a guest speaker along with around 1000 guests. The day was quite hectic but I did manage to get myself in the simulator for about 3 hours thanks to Charlie and Carl and loved every minute of it!
I hope anyone with a dream of becoming a pilot that went along enjoyed the day and it encouraged them to apply.

In other news, I have also rejoined Scouting! I’m helping out at Spartan Explorers which turns out to be just up the road from our house. Dad has sent me my uniform and they seem to be a good group. Going to have a good four months with them.