Reports suggests many Australian children are forgoing Year 12 exams because they are too stressful.
In our efforts to support young people, we might be teaching them to be afraid rather than encouraging them to see exams as a positive challenge.
If you’re really stressed you might not retain the information you’re cramming anyway, so an early night might be better for you.
If all you want to do is retain the information until tomorrow, cramming might help. But you will have forgotten it in a week.
Beat exam stress with these top tips.
An expert gives her top tips for coping with exam stress and nerves.
Omg I can’t even.
Schools minister Nick Gibb seems to think young people should face more frequent testing, to prepare for GCSEs. His comments fly in the face of 20 years' research.
As exam season rolls around, many students are wondering what causes the dreaded mind blank.
Mind blanks are typically triggered in response to a perceived threat. The chemical process that takes place essentially clears out your working memory, quiets logical processes, and walls off memory.
Stop testing me.
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Seven and 11-year-olds feel the pressure from their parents and teachers.
Time to take a break from studying?
A fortnight of exams in year 12 can be a stressful time for students. Here's some tips for parents on how to take control of exam stress.
Exams place an inordinate amount of stress on students.
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A recent study by the UNSW School of Education shows us what teachers, students, and their parents have long known, despite limited research in this area – Year 12 can be highly stressful for students.
Are more students seeking special exam consideration because they’re increasingly aware it’s available to them, or because they need it?
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Recent media reports have indicated there is a growing number of students requiring special considerations for coursework and exams.