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Here are the resources we found for exam stress for parents and families:
Revision vs Life
Revision Guru, Even bennett joins Childline to share her top tips on how to do well in exams while maintaining a social life. Exams should challenge you but should not make you ill, so make sure you find help if you find the pressures of exams are becoming too much.
Reducing Exam Stress: Ideas for Teachers and Parents
In this video, Dr Pooky Knightsmith explores a range of ideas for reducing the impact of exam stress. She looks at the positives as well as the negatives of exam stress and helps you to think about some of the practical steps you can take in order to support your child or pupil in the run up to exams.
An Emotionally Healthy Approach to GCSES: A Guide for Parents
(Featured resource)If young people are put in an environment that positively effects their mental health and wellbeing, they are more likely to have the ability to flourish, thrive and achieve. HeadStart Wolverhampton have teamed up with the Charlie Waller Memorial Trust to present parents with this guide to help them navigate the topic of exams and stress with their child.
ReachOut Parents provides information, tools and resources to help parents and carers support young people in the family environment. On the website you will find fact sheets, stories, practical tips and tools covering a range of topics, issues and experiences that are relevant to young people. You will also find an online community forum where you can talk to other parents about your experiences and work through your concerns in a safe, anonymous environment.
The ‘Stress: are we coping?’ podcast from Moreton School
(Featured resource)In this episode of the HeadStart Wolverhampton podcast, HeadStart hand control of the mics over to four young people at Moreton Schoool. In the podcast, our teenage presenters explore questions such as: What is stress? Is stress normal? What causes stress for young people? When does it become a problem, and what are possible consequences? What can we do to help ourselves?.
‘Exam success with less of the stress’ at Moreton School
(Featured resource)In this episode of the HeadStart Wolverhampton podcast, HeadStart hand control of the mics over to four young people at Moreton Schoool. In the podcast, our teenage presenters share tips for exam revision and taking exams, and discuss how to succeed in exams while minimising the stress that comes along with GCSEs, A Levels or SATs.
BBC Bitesize – Smart Revision Advice
(Featured resource)A wide range of really helpful tips and advice from the BBC, including tips on getting organised, memory tips, making use of past papers, and support in taking care of yourself and increasing your confidence.
Helping your Child Cope with Exam Stress
Exams can be a major source of stress for many young people so helping your child deal with any worries will be really important. Senior consultant psychiatrist, Dr Ramya Mohan, has joined Parent Info to offer some tips on dealing with exam stress and on support learning of pupils about to take exams.
How to survive exams (advice for parents and carers)
Exams and teenagers go together like revision and teenagers. As in, they don’t. If you’ve got a child taking SATs, GCSEs, AS-levels or A-levels then you’re also in for a testing time. This page is a round-up of tips from MumsNet users on how to survive exams and revision should help.