Planning for exams
Get prepared and beat the stress
You may or may not get worried about your exams and what grades you need to achieve to get into college or uni.
To avoid getting stressed out, start planning early, attend revision classes, and talk to your tutor or your parents about your exam revision to help manage your nerves.
- For tips and advice around preparing for exams, download our handy guide to getting ready for your exams.
- Get advice and stories from other young people on The Mix, including revision tips.
- Visit our 'stress' page for more information.
Coping with the stress of exams
Here are students from Samuel Ward Academy giving their top tips on coping with exam stress.
If you're feeling stressed, check out our page on stress with tips for de-stressing.
The Mix has some great advice on dealing with exams and exam stress.
Download the Stressheads app - hatch a stress egg and take your stress out by throwing the Stressheads around!
What can I do if stress is taking over?
Make some time for self care with this awesome guide from Young Minds
Try to look after yourself by eating well, resting, taking a little exercise and the time to do the things you enjoy. For more ideas check out the Whats Up challenge.
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