A certain amount of stress before an exam is a good thing as it helps to improve performance but we don’t want students to be overwhelmed worrying about exams.
There are lots of things that can help:
- Keeping up with coursework and homework assignments helps avoid feeling overwhelmed later on.
- Developing good independent study habits by doing your homework helps you develop techniques for managing your workload.
- The school will teach you revision techniques to help you make the most of your study time and offer subject revision clubs during years 10 and 11 to give you extra time to embed what you have learned, so that it becomes second nature. We will provide plenty of practice papers and questions over a long period of time with detailed feedback on how to improve, so you will be familiar with what you are asked in the exam.
- We offer holiday revision sessions just before exams so you can revisit the subject areas where you are less confident or want some more practice.
- You can help yourself to do your best and stay calm by getting plenty of sleep, exercise and eating healthily.
- Revision in regular short focussed periods, interspersed with some other activities and relaxation, will give you the best results.
If you still feel anxious, please talk to your teacher or your form tutor and they will be able to support you.