Exams can be stressful, but there are a few simple things that you can do to help alleviate the pressure. Here are our top tips on how to prepare for the assessment day.
Avoid last minute cramming
It is widely accepted that this is not the best way to approach an exam. A good night’s sleep will leave you well rested and ensure that you can be fully focused during the assessment. If you have been having trouble sleeping, you could try the Sleep Council’s podcasts. These feature soothing sounds, which include birdsong and the sound of the sea, to help you off to sleep at night.
Whilst exam nerves are normal, it is important to try not to panic as this will only make things worse. If you are feeling worried or depressed about the assessment, talk to somebody. Do not bottle things up. Speak to your friends, family or tutor about how you are feeling or call us to arrange for a chat with one of our Listening Friends.