Exams: how to believe in yourself

Film with GCSE and Nationals revision tips and advice, from exam survivors The Mind Set

Develop a positive mind set

  • Believe in yourself. Recognise your own potential and aim to meet or exceed this.
  • Don’t compare yourself to others. These are your exams and your future. All that matters is that you do the best that you can do.
  • Don’t let negative thoughts take over. Just because you have the thought does not mean that it is true or that you have to believe it.
  • Remember that life goes on whatever your grades. You might be disappointed but these are just one set of exams. Focus on doing the best that you can.
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