Exams: how to deal with exam stress

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

When you are feeling the stress, get talking.

  • Remind yourself that a certain amount of stress is motivation. Use the emotion to improve your performance
  • Talk to friends. They’re there to help. Talking to them will help you realise you’re not alone and they’ll give you support.
  • Talk to your teachers or parents. They will have a different perspective to you. They can help you problem solve and find practical solutions.
  • Take regular breaks
  • Revise with friends. This can be great as you keep up your social life and you don’t feel isolated and alone.
  • Practice mindfulness and concentrate on your breathing. To find out more about mindfulness click on the link below.
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