GCSE Revision and Exam Stress Relief Tips

The approach to GCSE exams is often a stressful and anxious time for students.
We have a few simple tips on how to manage your revision and exam stress.

1. Get Organised
Creating a revision timetable is a great way to encourage you to set aside time and focus. Using ‘mind maps’ or ‘spidergrams’ are great at helping you to organise your revision notes and thoughts for particular types of questions.

2. Sleep
Getting enough sleep is important, it will help keep you focused and is great at helping you retain information.
If you have trouble sleeping put away your revision notes and turn off all your screens and avoid social media about an hour before you want to go to sleep. This will help you relax and settle down giving you the best opportunity for a good night’s sleep.

3. Food
On the day of your exam make sure you eat a good breakfast, you don’t want to be hearing your stomach rumble right in the middle of the exam.
Remember to drink plenty of water too, dehydration can lead to tiredness, headaches and diminished concentration.

4. Listen to Music
Listening to music can lift your mood and make revising so much easier. Classical music is often recommended for studying as it is known to increase your brain power. Not only that, but music is a great way to motivate you to work and keep you entertained during the process.

5. Take Regular Breaks
If you spend too long revision, you will struggle to recall the information later. Taking regular breaks will help you absorb all the information you need to succeed in your exams.
Exercising during your breaks is an ideal way to boost your brain activity and improve your memory.