17th May 2022
10 Top Tips to get through exam season!
Exams are already in full swing and you may be feeling stressed, anxious or nervous about your exams. So, we have some tips to help you not just get through exam season, but to help you do your best!
1. Drink plenty of water
2-3 litres a day – our brain is 75% water and needs hydrating, especially when we need to concentrate
2. Eat a healthy balanced diet
You need to fuel your body with foods that help concentration – bananas, berries, yoghurt, eggs, oats, salmon, peanut butter and even chocolate (in moderation!)
3. Get a good night’s sleep
Boosts mood, concentration, appetite, memory, and physical health
Boosts mood, improves your sleep, and releases endorphins which are your brain’s happy chemicals
5. Take a break every 45 minutes when revising
That means TURN OFF SCREENS, and GET SOME FRESH AIR
6. Do some mindful exercises
Look up mindful exercises on YouTube – find something that works for you
7. Talk to someone
You are not alone – Speak to a friend, family, your tutor or get support online/over the phone
8. Revise with a friend
You are all in this together – studies show revising with peers is effective and makes it more interesting and engaging
9. In-test Tips
Take several slow breaths, think about relaxing your muscles one at a time, read questions slowly and more than once, do one question at a time, bring and drink water – stay hydrated, ask the exam invigilator if you need support or have a question
10. Believe in yourself
You are more than capable – just make sure to look after your mental and physical health, structure your revision and do as much as you can whilst looking after yourself – you can’t ask any more!
Want to discover more tips, apps to help you stay focused, or even music therapy? Check out our other exam and revision tips.