Worrying about exams?
It is important to try your best in your exams as your grades can influence your future opportunities so they should be taken seriously, but shouldn’t cause you any distress or upset. Too much stress can make us anxious and tense. This tends to lead to us panicking and struggling to focus. If at any point you feel you are struggling, the best thing you can do is talk to your teachers. It is also important for you to ensure you are getting enough sleep as well as maintaining a healthy balanced diet as this will allow your brain to function at its best.
- Write down your worries – then throw the paper away or give it to someone you trust
- Go for a walk or do some exercise
- Listen to calming music
- Play a game to take your mind off your worries and stress for a bit
- Remember that everyone’s different – try not to compare yourself to your friends.
Talk to us
If you would like to talk to someone at school, please come and talk to Mr Paddy, Ms Moran or a member of your year team.
For more information on this subject, please see the resources below or follow the links to some useful websites: