Another month down so here is a quick recap of ATPL theory month 6: Revision.
I had my revision week at Bristol this month which was intense but good and helped me to work out where I was in regards to the other people in my class.
I made two decisions, I decided to not do my GNAV exam yet as it was taking up to much of my time and I was neglecting the other subjects, so I will now only be sitting Met, Instrumentation and Human performance. The Bristol course is split into 3 modules but you do actually have six sittings so I think I will try to do it in four sittings.
The second decision I made was to push my exams back one month from December to the start of January to give me the time over December to get up to the required level in these three subjects. I made this choice while at the revision week as I saw some people who were sitting the exams the following week and feeling unprepared, so I decided I shouldn’t put myself in the same position as really its a marathon and not a sprint.
Apart from the week at Bristol I have just been going through the question bank as much as I can and trying to get my scores up. Most are sitting between 70% and 80% and I really want to them to be at least at 90% before I sit the exams. It’s funny, you feel like you have a lot of time but you really don’t. For instance a Met exams in the evening takes me about an hour and 45 mins to complete. That is the hardest part about these exams for me, doing them around a full time job. Sometimes when you get in from work you are just so worn out and tired that you just want to chill out or go to sleep but you have to get your second wind and study.
The time passes very quickly and if I was taking my exams next week (like I was scheduled to) I wouldn’t be feeling super confident now.
Over the next month I will be doing more of the same really with a little bit of time of for Xmas but I will be taking the exams the second week of January so there is just over a week to go.