To then make the qualification ten times more difficult – Covid happened, and this completely changed my learning. Firstly, I had to take a 6-month break from sitting exams as ACCA couldn’t find a safe way for us to take them. Once there was a gleam of hope that exams could resume, college started up again but from home. This meant I was working from home, doing college from my home, revising at home, and spending all my free time at home. I have never been happier with my timing as I had moved from a flat to a house all of two months before lockdown. I know every inch of my house now considering the amount of bonding time we have had!
The disruption to my college and the concept of doing it all from home initially caused me so much stress. I was so concerned I wouldn’t be able to study well from home and when college decided they weren’t opening again for a year, I panicked more and more about the road ahead. To make matters worse when exams came around these too needed to be done from home. Jumping through all the hoops to get the exam setup at home to having to sit still for 3 hours to finish an exam, I was sure I was going to fail them, every single one.