The Christmas break has come around fast – it doesn’t feel like two weeks since I was last home and it definitely doesn’t feel like I’ve been at CTC for 3 months. How time flies!
We’re officially ‘off’ until the 2nd January but even though I’ve come home for a week, I can’t fully relax. I know that I still need to do some work.
This is essential as this break is using up most of our CBT days so my plan is to try and get slightly ahead so that I can come back in January and be able to get onto the Question Bank earlier and be really prepared for the exams.
And speaking of exams, just before we left on Friday, the exam results came in. Seeing the whole class waiting, you could feel the stress and tension in the air.
Fortunately, I passed all seven exams, so I can now go into Module 2 and just focus on those exams. Well done to everyone who got results in CP100, hope they were what you wanted.
And for everyone questioning the speed that I managed to finish the VFR Comms paper in (2 and a half minutes for the half hour paper), I managed to get 100% in it. I think that proves I didn’t go through it too fast!
But now it’s time for me to enjoy my Christmas break back at home with the family. I’m heading back down to Southampton on the 29th December so this week is a time to chill out a bit and meet up with all of my mates.
On Thursday, I finished the first 7 of my EASA ATPL exams. I think that it went well on the whole, although I’m not sure how the Instruments paper went… I suppose we’ll have to wait and see when the results are published in about 2 weeks time.
On the topic of exams, I seem to now have a reputation within my course for completing the exams very quickly. So quickly in fact that it’s thought I may have set a new CAA record for the time taken to complete the VFR Comms paper – 2 and a half minutes for the half hour paper! I just hope that I haven’t made any silly mistakes.
But now, I have the weekend off and I managed to plan a surprise for my mum. Dad and I managed to arrange for me to come home without her knowing. She was very surprised when I appeared at the train station. Only the weather let us down as Dad had to tell her I was coming home as they were driving to the station and snow was causing havoc on the roads.
But I’m only home for the weekend as Module 2 starts again on Monday morning as we start doing Performance. So I’m heading back down tomorrow (Sunday) afternoon but this weekend is a whistle-stop tour of the North seeing as many people as I can.
As I write this blog post out, I’m sat outside of the exam room having just finished my first EASA exam.
I think it went well, but that could be famous last words!
It’s now just a case of waiting for my next exam later this morning and preparing for the other 5 exams I have in the coming days.
Unfortunately, unlike the mocks, we don’t get our results straight away. We have to wait for it to be marked by the CAA and are expected to find out within 3 weeks. That makes it seem like we’ll get our results just before Christmas – the perfect present from the CAA…
But now, it’s time to get my head back in the books to make sure that I do well in the remaining exams.
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