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Exam Stress 

Exam period can be a very stressful time for students, teachers and parents/guardians.

Believe it or not, there are plenty of ways to be successful in exams without working yourself into the ground. 

Sometimes all we need are some stress management techniques. 

To avoid a lot of stress around exam time, do your best to start preparing early. 
  • Take notes during class and keep them so that you have them to look back upon come exam time. This saves unnecessary worry at exam time and doesn't take up too much time either. 
  • Use rhymes to help you remember things better; Richard Of York Gave Battle In Vain (This is a great way to remember the spectrum colours for physics.) 
DR & MRS VANDERTRAMP is a fantastic acronym to help remember the verbs of movement in French (ÊTRE VERBS)

Be creative! Come up with your own rhymes for different subjects, you'll be surprised at how handy they are!

During Exam Time

We sometimes overlook the simple things that help us to stay relaxed during the exam period. 

Our 5 top tips on staying calm during exam season. 

  1. Drink plenty of water
  2. Get at least 30 minutes of fresh air each day; take a walk to clear your head.
  3. Listen to some music. Studies have shown that classical music helps to keep the mind focused. If classical music is not your preference, we hope our "Exam Time Playlist" can be of some help. https://open.spotify.com/user/pinkowls16/playlist/2XM1hJKe1i8kPUvRxwgW6d
  4. Get a minimum of 8hrs sleep a night. Sleep helps you to retain what you've learnt during the day without stressing yourself out to remember it.
  5. BE CONFIDENT! You have been studying your subjects for a while now, you know all there is to know about this upcoming exam. Believe in your ability. You CAN do this!

“Your future is not defined by an examiner who knows you by four digits on an exam paper. Your future is what YOU want it be. Seeing a series of Ds on your results sheet instead of a series of As, does not make you a failure, nor does it determine how successful you will be in life.”

Anita Dennison, founder of Don't Bully