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Roukaya profile image

I hope you are all well.

I have just received notification that I will be required to resit the first exam of the Diploma in Wills and Probate on line at home .

It has come as a shock but this will on one have prevent the anxiety of sitting the exam in Birmingham and also as I will be typing the answers, the replies will be legible .

I wonder what is the opinion of others with this ?

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Hi Roukaya, This sounds like a good opportunity for you to give your best without the nervousness of attending in person. I'm sure there will still be some nerves, but less, I'd think. And as you say, if you are able to type your exam answers, so long as you are well prepared, you won't have to worry about legibility, only typos!

It must feel good to know that the end is in sight now, and you have only to focus on what matters and not be distracted by any other factors which could affect your performance in the exam. Wishing you all the best for a successful outcome this time🙏😊!

I hope you are well

Thank you for your reply

On one have sitting the exam on line at home will negate nerves and anxiety but on the other it us the mechanics and the lay out of the questions as the case scenarios are lengthy.

I will be ringing the exam provider for further explanation.

Also I have started to go swimming as a distraction as I seem to suffer from highs and lows .

Yes Roukaya, a good idea to find out about any aspect you aren't sure of ahead of time. That will also help allay your nerves. Sometimes it's possible to sit a trial exam online, but maybe in this instance there hasn't been any time to prepare practice material. But it might be worth asking! Best wishes and I hope you have a good day. 👍

This is a good suggestion

To do a trial exam on line

Thanks for reply

bobbybobb profile image

I think without the stress and anxiety of rushing about to the exam venue, being in your own home, relaxed and composed in familiar surroundings will be good for you. I think when you go to an exam venue and meet up with all the other students, who are equally anxious, it makes you worse. You will be able to take it in your stride at home, where you feel comfortable. 😊🌺👍

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Roukaya in reply to bobbybobb

Good morning

I hope you are well.

Thanks for reply

I expect it is a new on line system they are implementing which is compliant with the social distancing .

I am not tech savvy so I have called the exam provider questions concerning the layout of the exam paper and how to up load the reply

Thanks for reply

On one hand I will not need to travel to Birmingham and face the tiredness on the day .

But it is the layout of the exam paper questions and the typing in time .

I started to go for swimming as this helps alleviate the isolation .

I hope your day goes well

Your Poppy painting is very beautiful.

I like art and some people have a natural creative outlet .

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bobbybobbAmbassador in reply to Roukaya

I’m sure they will give you preparation time and support. Swimming is a great outlet, good for both physical and mental wellbeing. I’m glad you like the picture. I am wishing you all the best for your exam. 👍🌸🌺

Hi Roukaya, I agree with the others, far less stressful! Is your handwriting really so bad?!! Haha! Best f luck xx

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Roukaya in reply to leo60

I hope you are well

Yes my handwriting is really that bad


I hope you are well

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leo60 in reply to Roukaya

😂😂 Oh dear! It sounds like good news for you then! I have heard that people marking exams do look negatively on papers with writing that is difficult to read! 🤞🏻 it helps! Not that you will need it this time 😘 xx

I think I have anxiety issues and my handwriting is poor which may have cost me valuable marks

My concern is the exam lay out and how to read the questions and answer .

I hope you are well

You can do it Roukaya, think positive and do your best, long time since I sat an exam, but I remember the nerves. Good Luck.

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MidoriVisually impaired

Will probably help you. make sure your phone is off and you have enough to drink before you start, so you don't get disturbed during the test, as it takes time to resettle.

Good luck with it. I'm rooting for you to pass this time!

Cheers, Midori

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Roukaya in reply to Midori

Thank you

The exam is not until September

I hope you are well.

Hi Roukaya, I think it’s a great idea as it’s the nerves of doing an exam in a strange place that gets to us, I’ve never been good at exams because of that, you will be home in a familiar environment, no travelling, no hassle, just like Midori says make sure you are well prepared and won’t be disturbed, get comfortable and try and relax before you start, you can do this, we’re all behind you.


Make sure you are ready , ask any questions you are not sure about beforehand, don’t be afraid to ask

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Roukaya in reply to


I am trying to find out how the structure of the paper will be laid out

I hope you are well

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GhoundsReading Rabbits

Hi, I think this is a much better option than attending in person. You will be safe from possible infection and in your familiar space plus travelling is pretty awful. Just take your time and make sure you understand the questions and you will be fine. Turn off all forms of distraction first and make sure your mobile and landline phones are switched off. Best of luck!

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Roukaya in reply to Ghounds

Good evening

I hope you are well.

It came as a little surprise to me and as it is an on line paper , I am asking as to how the exam board with structure the paper on line .

I think once I am aware of how the paper will be structured this will enable me to face the paper with less anxiety .

I hope you are well

I will try

Can you get a breakdown from them on the areas you did not do well in?

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Roukaya in reply to Ianc2

Yes I have a fair idea of my weak areas

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