Anxiety around exam time is widely felt by students and their families, and it is well-known that this can have negative effects on family life, health and wellbeing, self-esteem, and in the ability to perform in the exam.
With competitive exams such as scholarship entry qualifiers, students feel the added pressure of not only doing well, but also doing better than the other high-performers in the state!
Anxiety levels can be greatly reduced when students are properly prepared. But this is more than just memorising facts or studying concepts – it is also about what to expect in the exam, and how to attack the questions for the best chance of success.
There are a number of techniques and strategies that can help students find their way through the most difficult of questions – for example:
With an understanding of and practice in these kinds of techniques and strategies, guided by a knowledgeable teacher, students feel much more equipped for their exam. They will know what to expect and experience a feeling of confidence – which will not only reduce anxiety, but give them the best chance of success.