This episode focuses on how we can help students to prepare for their examinations (including GCSEs and A levels) and support them to handle the anxiety and stress that exams season can often bring.

Our experts discuss how we can support students academically and pastorally, both ahead of sitting their exams and afterwards. We also consider the impact of Covid on exam preparation this year, including the lack of curriculum coverage and a lack of student experience of sitting exams, and offer some tips for overcoming these challenges.

We look at how schools can prepare students so they know what to expect, building techniques to use on the day, spotting the signs that students may be struggling with stress, and delivering revision support, including teaching ideas and revision tips.

We talk about the importance of sleep and healthy eating as well as handling the distractions of social media. We discuss three ways students can “empty their stress buckets” each day and how we might prepare pupils to be able to use mindfulness techniques when required in exams.

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