I haven’t spoken about A200 very much. Maybe because I can’t say I really enjoyed it. There were parts that I really got into (Slavery and Freedom) but overall I found the whole process of studying A200 stressful.
I didn’t cope very well from the start… I was pregnant, struggling with school runs and feeling overwhelmed in general with life. I almost deferred so many times but ended up feeling determined to continue.
The arrival of Baby Comma at the beginning of March just added more stress. I struggled until the end of April with breastfeeding; I failed to submit TMA05, and by the time TMA06 came around in early May I had lost the will to live with it and only submitted an essay plan.
I posted before the exam that I had admitted defeat. I no longer wanted to try. I didn’t revise for said exam. The morning of the exam I had a bit of a breakdown while at Baby Clinic getting Comma weighed. And now the results are in…
The moment I waited for my Module Results page to load was the longest moment of my life… then I saw this:
Grade 3 Pass… A grade fucking 3 pass… I passed… Not only did I pass but I got a better pass than the grade 4 I was expecting. I couldn’t believe it… I shouted; I screamed; I sobbed hysterically. I frightened the hubby; I amused the children. I didn’t care…
I’m over the moon with my comfortable grade 3 pass. I do need to work harder on my next 3 modules but as my Mum said, I did it! With all the stress I’ve been under, and sitting an exam with PND (diagnosed but not medicated), I still did it! I wonder what I could have done if I had revised… but I’m also not going to dwell on that!