All across the world educational examinations have been cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic, including my own exams. This is the first time that exams have been cancelled since their introduction in 1888, even continuing through two world wars. These must be unprecedented times if this is the course of action that must be taken.
This has now left so many students across the world in such a strange situation, in a matter of days going from huge pressure from teachers and schools to achieve in the summer exams to being told that they are in fact cancelled. It has stirred strange emotions within myself as I am having to react to the news and process the ramifications of these decisions.
On one hand, I feel released from the huge pressure and stresses that are associated with the exam season which is a positive thing. But on the other hand, I feel that I have lost all control of my destiny almost and it is now up to the judgement of my teachers and the examination bodies. This is a feeling that I am struggling to deal with as I much prefer being able to work at something to ensure the best possible result rather than leaving it to fate almost. I am sure many other students are feeling like this as well and I know that I need to maintain trust in those making the decisions to make the correct ones. This is a unique situation that we are all in and we must remember that every other person is in the same boat as us.
Like I have mentioned in an earlier blog post, try to control the controllables rather than the uncontrollables. Of course, this is always easier said than done, it will just take time to wrap our heads around this forever evolving situation.
Stay well, everyone.