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Whether you’re revising for your 11 plus, mocks, GCSEs, CSEs or A levels, finding the time to study and revise can be a struggle and make you feel stressed. Here are some failsafe tips that will help you feel relaxed about your studies.

  • Believe in yourself. You’ve been working hard all year so stop being afraid – you can do this!
  • Manage your study time. Give a little more time to subjects you struggle with.
  • Taking time out from revising is almost as important as the time you put into studying. Keeping busy by doing things you like such as sport, crafts or spending time with the family will help lift your mood and leave you feeling refreshed when it’s time to start swotting again.
  • Designate an area for studying. Lying on your bed or on the sofa in front of the TV will not only damage your posture, but will hinder concentration too so find a comfy table and chair you can work on.
  • Diet is vital to any good revision program so eat well. Yes sugary treats will make you feel great and give you a quick high, but this quickly wears off leaving you feeling flat and lacking in energy. So if you can, snack on fruit, oat bars and nuts.
  • Worrying about achieving good grades or not letting your parents down can lead to sleepless nights for many teenagers, which can leave you feeling tired and low in energy. Set yourself a definite time to go to bed and stick to it no matter what. Resist swotting up immediately before bed and if you can, allow yourself at least an hour to wind down (that means no electrical gadgets like iPhones). Treating yourself to a warm bath or drinking a small glass of warm milk may also help.
  • Don’t rely on cheating to get you the marks you want. It will leave you feeling bad and in later life the information you should have learned could be important. So be honest with yourself and avoid breaking the rules.
  • It’s ok to fail. If you do not get the grades you had hoped for, it really isn’t the end of the world or a sign that you should give up. Lots of people fail from time to time and there is no shame in resitting exams if at first you don’t succeed… in fact it shows strength of character.


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Hi isla i can totally relate 2 how u feel i am too in ten and find it soooooooooooooo crazy hard Xxxx haddy

Holly here

Anyone stressed out about SATs they are honestly not that had. You will look back and realise how silly you were to be that stressed. Honestly. It is for the school rather than for you. Good luck And also, what is an eleven plus???


I'm about to start my year ten mocks! It is sooo stressful. Any one else who can relate?


Gosh, exams r THE WORST (unless u did ur homework properly the whole term, something i dont do :|


omddddd tests are soooooo stressfull especially if you leave revising to last minute so i recommend to staart revising at least a few weeks before so you will be prepared for anything and also ask your teachers what kind of things are gonna be on the test so you can revise for that thing.


To whoever is reading this and is stressed out about your exams/SATS: Try your hardest - it will be worth it in the end. Stay healthy - eat well, hydrate yourself, stay active, get fresh air. This'll help you be your best and be most ready for your exam (s). Look after yourself well. Surround yourself with people that can encourage you. And finally - Keep going - you can get through it. Stay happy, too. Regardless of the outcome, you should be proud of yourself because you gave it your all. Your exam will not define you or your potential to success. You can achieve what you want in your life if you work hard, and you do not need to pass it to achieve what you want. Bill Gates failed in some of his subjects. His friend passed them all. His friend is now an engineer at Microsoft and Bill is the OWNER. Never doubt yourself. YOUR'E AWESOME AND YOUR BRAIN IS POWERFUL - AND YOU SHOULD KNOW THAT! YOU CAN DO IT! I wish you every success in your exam (s). :)


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