Archive for Exam Nerves

Exams: How to cope, one day at a time…

Posted on 23/05/16, filed under A Level, Exam Nerves, Exam Tips, GCSE, Goal Setting, Revision Tips, Stress & Anxiety, Teenagers | No Comments

Well, most of you will have started your exams. Some of you may even be close to finishing!  However, what you want to do is to pace yourself.  I have been advising students to have a detailed preparation plan for the entire exam period, but then to pull right back and focus on each day at a time.  There is no point looking too far up at the mountain and feeling overwhelmed; instead, take reassurance from the fact that you have a plan for each and every exam and then re-focus Read more […]

Proven exam success tips

Posted on 24/02/16, filed under A Level, Exam Nerves, Exam Tips, GCSE, Goal Setting, News, Revision Tips, Stress & Anxiety, Teenagers | No Comments

Hopefully your half term was relaxing and awesome. You only have a few weeks until the Easter break, and then it’ll race very quickly towards exam time – so put some groundwork in now – before it gets superbusy – to ensure a stress free, successful term. Motivation Creation I’ve heard so many students say things like: “How will algebra help me in real life, anyway?” It’s tempting, but phrasing it like that won’t help your motivation! Focus Read more […]

Four Spring Study hacks

Posted on 04/02/16, filed under A Level, Exam Nerves, Exam Tips, GCSE, Goal Setting, News, Revision Tips, Stress & Anxiety, Teenagers | No Comments

It sounds weird, but many people struggle emotionally in the Spring. You’re in the thick of it at school or college – ‘downloading’ so much in lessons, as well as reacting to mock exam results. Summer tans have long faded, the party season is behind us and the weather just doesn’t play ball. To help us get through this seasonal hiccup, I’ve put together some pointers to help you keep positive, motivated and happy: 1. Nip any holes in your knowledge, now. Most students Read more […]

Revision power start for 2016!

Posted on 25/01/16, filed under A Level, Exam Nerves, Exam Tips, GCSE, Goal Setting, Revision Tips, Stress & Anxiety | No Comments

Happy New Year! With ‘A’ Level mocks  out of the way, if you haven’t started already, January is the time to kick-off revision for GCSEs and ‘A’ Levels, to make sure that you don’t start running out of time. Feeling organised will really help with controlling nerves in the run up to exam time and will help you maximise your potential to get the grades you want and deserve.  Make a start on Summary Posters. Even though the curriculum might Read more […]

10 reasons not to revise over Christmas

Posted on 07/12/15, filed under A Level, Exam Nerves, Exam Tips, GCSE, Goal Setting, News, Revision Tips, Stress & Anxiety, Teenagers | No Comments

It may sound crazy but I tell my students that sometimes the best thing you can do to maximise success is to NOT to revise. It’s all about timing – knowing when to study and when to chill. Many of you will have had intense, non-stop schedules since September – so the Christmas break is the perfect time to momentarily park these commitments, relax and prepare your mind and body for 2016. Instead, try these practical tips and have yourself a happy, healthy and very restful Christmas! 1. Read more […]

5 Steps To Calm – How to Handle Pre-Exam Nerves

Posted on 29/05/15, filed under Exam Nerves | No Comments

Everyone feels nervous going into an exam and, to a certain degree, that’s good. It means the adrenaline, that will carry you through the next hour or two, is starting to pump, and it shows you care about doing well. For some people, though, their nerves are so bad it stops them performing to the best of their ability, however hard they’ve revised. If this sounds like you, then take a deep breath and try out these five techniques to calm your pre-exam jitters. Write it down – Read more […]

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