Next Thursday I have my end of year exam. Its 3 hours and counts for half my year's mark - quite important. At a recent day school I attended one of the other students suggested that I do a dry run to find the exam centre - he said he always did this to avoid added worries on the day of the exam.What a good idea, I thought.
I duly looked up the address on Google Maps and downloaded instructions. It was half an hour from my house, so yesterday afternoon I set off to find it. I travelled for 20 minutes and thought, rather smugly, that I was now within 10 minutes of my destination...
An hour and twenty minutes later I eventually found the bloody place. Good Grief!!! Even then it was only by accident that I drove past the road and did a quick u-turn.Thank goodness. THANK GOODNESS!!! I cannot thank that fellow student enough for suggesting the dry run.
Can you imagine, next Thursday, driving around like a lunatic, trying to find the exam centre?? I would have missed the start time and probably have been crying hysterically. All my year's hard work would have gone down the drain. It simply does not bear thinking about.
I tried again today, having gone through the satellite map with a fine toothed comb and made it there in 25 minutes.
My advice to anyone taking exams at an unfamiliar destination this Summer.... do a dry run... find out exactly where it is.... check parking .... don't fail by getting lost. Good Luck!!!