There’s no feeling quite like that post-exam feeling, when you’re completely at liberty to chill out and spend your time entirely as you wish.
However sometimes it can be difficult to know what to do with yourself once you haven’t got a timetable telling you how your day should look, and the pressure of exams driving you forward. The long summer holiday can be a great time to get yourself organised before starting uni or another school year though - so here some ideas for what to do next to put yourself in a strong position come September!
Sort through your revision notes
Whether you’re going back to school, going to college or Sixth Form, or planning to start university - have a flick through your revision notes and work out what you need to keep and what you can afford to recycle.
If you’re not sure, the safest bet is to keep them. There’s nothing worse than throwing something away that you want further down the line! But if you know there are things that you just won’t be looking at again, such as completed past papers and old mark schemes, chuck them in the recycling bin.
Look at your reading lists
Particularly when you hit A Level and degree level study, your teachers may well have given you a list of books to read before starting your courses in September. It’s worth taking a look at these now, so that you can get hold of the material and make a start on any required reading.
If you’re going on holiday, your beach or pool time might be the perfect opportunity to get stuck into those books!
Don't fret about Results Day
Exams are done and dusted, so getting het up about what you may or may not get in yourexams is an utterly pointless task. It’s not going to change anything, and it’s only going to impact how much fun you have this summer.
You’ve had a tough few weeks, so you deserve to relax! Don’t let anxiety over your results prevent that from happening. If keeping yourself busy helps distract you, then make sure you make lots of plans and see friends to take your mind off the big day.
You can cross the metaphorical exam results bridge when you come to it - and your concerns will probably be unfounded, anyway!
Set a summer goal
With all these weeks off over the summer, is there something you’d particularly like to achieve? Would you like to run 10k, learn to crochet, get a job, or teach yourself an instrument?
This is the perfect window in which to try something new, and having a goal in mind will help you feel like you’ve achieved something when the summer is up. So have a think about something you’d like to try and go for it! It could turn into your new favourite pastime.
We hope you have a great summer!