Get an Eiffel of this…

Firstly let me apologise for the terrible pun, I just couldn’t resist! I have recently travelled to France and as is the case with most travel at this moment, it was far from smooth.

You know when you have one of those days that everything just doesn’t go right? This was my experience for the whole four-day trip.  It started at the delightful Birmingham airport where the queue for security was out the airport door.  I may be British but I do not love to queue, far from it!  An hour and a half later we got through to find our flight had been delayed.  This then meant we missed our train connection in Paris.  The train we eventually got had no seat reserved and the temperature was similar to that of a furnace.  Heat and I do not mix so I was in grumpy gnome land central.

We left the house at 7am and arrived in Rennes at nearly 9pm, to find our hotel room’s air conditioning was not working.  This was the straw that broke the camel’s back.  I was hot, tired, and now thoroughly irritated.  My first reaction was to take this irritation out on the poor receptionist, but after (quite a few) deep breaths I thought really what was that going to do other than make both of us feel bad?  So instead I put on my big girl pants and decided that I was going to try and make the best of it, and this attitude continued throughout the trip, even when we left the passports in the hotel safe and didn’t realise it until we were 2 hours away (more on this another time)

Why am I telling you this? Because this is exactly the attitude you have to have in your exams.  Things are not always going to go your way.  The question selection might not be what you revised the most, or wanted to be on your paper.  Perhaps you get caught in traffic on the way to your exam, or your wifi is not working as it should.  Remember this, it’s not about what is happening to you – 

It is about your reaction to the situation

If you give up, you’ve already failed.  Instead, just like me on my trip, you need to try and make the best of it.  Think about what the question could be asking you, use the case if there is one, and when in doubt use common sense.  Do your best, it is all that anyone can ask of you.

Remember the only thing you can control in life is your own reactions.  Use this self-awareness to pass even the most difficult exams

Level 3 Diamond Timetable

Exam Series Module No. of sessions Dates
March 2024
M2 & M3
6
15th Jan, 29th Jan, 5th Feb, 19th Feb, 26th Feb, 4th Mar
May 2024
M4
3
15th Apr, 22nd Apr, 29th Apr
July 2024
M5
3
3rd June, 10th June, 24th June
Nov 2024
M1
3
7th Oct, 21st Oct, 4th November
Mar 2025
M2&M3
6
13th Jan, 20th Jan, 27th Jan, 10th Feb, 24th Feb, 3rd March
May 2025
M4
3
7th Apr, 14th Apr, 28th Apr
July 2025
M5
3
2nd June, 16th June, 30th June

Level 6 Diamond Timetable

Exam Series Module No. of sessions Dates
March 2024
M2 & M5
5
25th Jan, 1st Feb, 8th Feb, 22nd Feb, 29th Feb
May 2024
M4 & M7
4
18th April, 25th April, 2nd May, 9th May
July 2024
M3 & M8
5
30th May, 13th June,20th June, 27th June, 4th July
November 2024
M1
3
10th Oct, 24th Oct, 7th Nov
Mar 2025
M2 & M5
5
30th Jan, 6th Feb, 13th Feb, 27th Feb, 6th Mar
May 2025
M4 & M7
4
3rd April, 10th April, 1st May, 8th May
July 2025
M3 & M8
5
5th June, 12th June, 19th June, 26th June, 3rd July

Level 5 Diamond Timetable

Exam Series Module No. of sessions Dates
March 2024
M5, M15 & M9
4
31st Jan, 7th Feb, 21st Feb, 28th Feb, 6th March
May 2024
M3 & M8
4
10th April, 17th April, 24th April, 1st May
July 2024
M4
3
5th June, 12th June, 26th June
November 2024
M1 & M2
5
9th Oct, 16th Oct, 23rd Oct, 30th Oct, 6th Nov
Mar 2025
M15, M5, M9
5
29th Jan, 5th Feb, 12th Feb, 26th Feb, 5th March
May 2025
M3 & M8
4
9th April, 16th April, 30th April, 7th June
July 2025
M4
3
4th June, 18th June, 2nd July

Level 4 Diamond Timetable

Exam Series Module No. of sessions Dates
March 2024
M3, M5, M7
6
23rd Jan, 30th Jan, 6th Feb, 20th Feb, 27th Feb, 5th March
May 2024
M4 & M6
4
9th April, 16th April, 23rd April, 30th April
July 2024
M8
3
4th June, 18th June, 2nd July
November 2024
M1 & M2
5
8th Oct, 15th Oct, 22nd Oct, 29th Oct, 5th Nov
March 2025
M3, M5, M7
5
29th Jan, 5th Feb, 12th Feb, 26th Feb, 5th March
May 2025
M4 & M6
4
8th April, 15th April, 29th April, 6th June
July 2025
M8
3
10th June, 24th June, 8th July