You need to relax
I realise I haven’t made that easy, but staying calm is going to be crucial if you want to pass both exams at the end of the course.
Our teachers told us time and time again that you should trust your instincts when tasting a wine. If you can smell something, write it down straight away, and don’t try to second guess yourself.
And as well as this, if you go into every lesson worrying about the amount of information you need to absorb, you won’t absorb it. Remember, this is meant to be rewarding, so don’t punish yourself before you’ve even started by panicking.