End of term exams bookmarks the secondary school journey which adolescents have progressed over the course of five years. When summer is on the horizon, and a new chapter begins; whether that being joining college, entering the sixth form or starting an apprenticeship. Majority of teenagers can’t help but feel a rush of excitement of the thought of entering adulthood.

However, many teenagers often feel the pressure to succeed and pass with flying, bright colours. It can be daunting revising for exams with the lurking thought of not passing and disappointing themselves and their parents.

Whether you like it or not, you will have to complete your exams. It is a part of every student’s life. Exams do not stop at school either; they follow into college, university.

Some signs of not coping with exam stress could be:

-Worrying about the future

-Feeling intense

-Headaches and stomach pains

-Not sleeping well

To relieve stress there are methods and strategies available.

Thinking positive

Believing in yourself is vital when upcoming exams are dawning on you. Make a list of all the good qualities about yourself and your talents. When you see them on paper, you can go through them and work out how to use those skills to your advantage.

In preparation for your exam, it is best to create a revision timetable to stay organised and in control. Rewarding yourself is also key when revising. Don’t deprive yourself of treats or fun activities. Spare at least half an hour to reward yourself and take a ‘time out’.

Past papers are also proven to be useful when preparing for exams as well. This can train your mind of how to answer particular questions and format them in the style that the examiner is looking for.

Practise, Practise, Practise!

The phrase ‘practise makes perfect’ couldn’t be truer. By practising all sorts of exam papers, or revision packs will definitely instil in your brain and will come in use in time for the exam.

Passing your exams are very important- there is no doubt about that. They can be the key to your success and will help you significantly in further education. On the other hand, it wouldn’t be the end of the world if you didn’t succeed as much as you hoped.

Opportunities that don’t need any form of qualifications are rare but still come around. As long as you try your absolute best and give 100% into your education- you can’t go too far wrong.


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