Preparing For Exams
We remember only to well our school days and the dreaded exams we had to face along with the horrid pressure that came with them. Do you remember being told as a child “preparing for exams should be your top priority” ? We do and we also find ourselves saying it to our children now.
I guess it is said because it is true.
Exam pressure is awful and if not careful can cause:
Loss of appetite
And many more symptoms.
All of which can be avoided by:
Taking the time to forward plan
And always asking for help if needed
Checking exam times and being prepared
Our top tips to anyone preparing for exams would be:
To eat well
Get plenty of sleep – lack of sleep means lack of concentration
Drink plenty of water
Test yourself or get someone to test you
Take breaks – clear your head and then re-approach with a clearer head
Get plenty of exercise – it’s a great stress buster
Switch off all distractions – tv, phone etc
Making sure you take plenty of time out of revising is just as important because:
Exams can seem pointless and boring at the time but:
For anyone preparing for their GCSE and would like to seek further help and advice there is a free downloadable revision guide to help with healthy study techniques. The guide has expert tips on how to enhance your brain power through exam periods and also advice on sleep patterns and a healthy diet whilst studying.
For anyone who is home schooling you can find great support online with Oxford Home Schooling.
Wishing anyone taking exams the best of luck, hope you get the results you wish for.