Our Little Secret


I'm going to assume that you've sat a test/exam at some point in your life, otherwise why would you read this? I'm also hoping that you agree with a majority of these points otherwise this would become awkward very fast! Haha! I hope you enjoy it anyway, these are usually my thoughts during an exam (particularly towards the end) and I hope most of yours too. I'm going to start now...



I hope this is easy. 
Literally everyone's thoughts in every exam. There's no denying it.


Okay, I'm ready for this. Bring it on!
Once you've got over that initial terror you're dead set on reaching your target grade.



Oh Gosh, it's only the second question. What is this asking me to do? WTF?
Most of your time is usually sat there looking at one particular question (usually one of the first) and
thinking about what the hell you're meant to do.


I wonder if anyone will notice if I glance at the person's paper next to me...
Just ensure all the invigilators are looking away.


Agh! I'm ahead of everyone, did I miss something?
It's either this or you're behind. Either way you start to panic.


Thank God, I've finished!
Do you really need to check your paper? The worry has all gone, don't want it to come back now, do we?


I've got 40 minutes to waste now, what am I meant to do?
The realisation that you've got to somehow occupy your mind for 40 minutes with nothing. It's torture.


Why am I the only one not writing?
The worry sets in again. And then starts to fade because you're bored.


Ughhhh, I'm bored!


Does the girl in front realise she didn't straighten the back of her hair?
As much as you want to point it out to her to spare the the 'embarrassment' you're not allowed to talk.


Am I moving too much?
Is it actually possible to sit still for an exam, especially when you have nothing to keep your mind busy?



I wonder what that invigilators life is like? Is he married, does he have kids, what made him walk out of the house with those pants on with that shirt?
If you don't judge at least on of the invigilators, then there must be something wrong with you.


Wait? Did I put on a clean pair of pants today?
You always seem to forget one of your important daily decisions in an exam which causes you to think, 'sh*t!'.


If I doodle on my hand, will I get disqualified for cheating?
You're not allowed to doodle on the exam paper so where else are you meant to draw?


I wonder how many songs I can get through perfectly in my head before this exam finishes?
If you have never done it, try it next time, it wastes so much time. Plus you get to have a self jammin' session in your head! It's fun!


How did that song start again?
Trying to wrack your brain for song lyrics in the middle of an exam is pretty frustrating.


Will people notice if I go to sleep?
Might as well waste time to catch up on some beauty sleep since you didn't get any last night from revising.


Oh God! I drooled over my exam paper.
I've never done this, but I know people who have....


Why does time go slow in an exam? 30 seconds feels like 5 minutes but when I'm at home it's the other way around.
There's nothing more to say about that one.


Should I do a last minute check. I've only got 5 minutes left (YESSS)?
Probably a good idea if you want that A.


AGGHHHHH! I missed a double page. I've got two minutes to do the quadratic equation and two lots of trigonometry!

That moment of realisation kicks in. Why didn't you check sooner?



Oh look, they're the questions with the highest marks. 


I'm screwed.


Oh well, that'll have to do. I hope the examiner has good eyesight to read that writing!



Well that was a waste of time.



I hope when I stand up my trousers don't stick to my arse, or I have sweat marks on the chair.

That awkward moment when you have to stand up and quickly push your chair in at the same time as peeling your trousers from the back of your thighs.


I want my phone back, please can you all hurry up?
Nope, the boredom is not over, you still have to wait in line for your phone to be handed back to you.


I'll just tell everyone that it went well, they won't suspect a thing!






Until next time...

Sophie xx








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