Form Four Pre-National Examinations 2021
The exams have been combined in one package
Beat the Anxiety in Exams
Before your exam, worrying and thinking too much about what is ahead of you can sometimes make your anxiety worse. An ideal way to combat this is to take your mind off it by finding something to do. Apollon Leontas, a student from the UK, offers the following advice: ‘Take a walk in the park, or try drawing or painting to reduce stress and relax your mind. Half an hour of physical exercise is also another way to release tension. Lying down and listening to music can also be a great way to keep your mind off the exams.
If you can, revising in a group can really help, and will remind you that you’re not the only one facing the exams. ‘Instead of revising alone get together with a group of friends,’ says Maham Farooqui, a student from Pakistan. ‘Try and meet weekly and set targets for the following week, for example choose two subject areas to study. Then you can test each other and all attempt past paper questions on those topics. This helps to make you feel really confident.’