I work at Connells and I left full time education 28 years ago and had not had to take any exams in that time.
I had maths support to help me prepare for my Functional Skills Level 2 exam. Prior to the support session I had no confidence in myself regarding maths in general as I have always felt it was my weakest subject.
We were asked to choose a number between 1 & 10 depending how confident we are in our Maths ability. I chose 3/10.
As soon as I entered the room for the support session, Richard put me at ease and explained what we would be going through over the next few hours.
During the session I felt as time went on that my confidence grew. The way everything was explained, it made sense as the session went on and I surprised myself with what I knew and could answer.
By the end of the session we were asked to rate our confidence again, I rated myself as an 8/10 this time. Richard gave me a mock exam to complete and to my surprise I did really well, and it came back as a pass. Again, Richard gave really good and clear feedback which will help when I take the Maths exam.
Emma lacks confidence and belief in herself which can make her anxious. Having said this, she is a determined learner who is used to having a lot of responsibilities and is driven to get things done. Her success is well deserved and she should enjoy it and realise the ability that she has.