Maths: Exam Anxiety

This week has revolved around evaluations and showcasing the skills developed during lessons to achieve our qualifications. The assessments challenge us with practical applications of mathematical procedures in daily life, covering subjects like ratio, finances, and time management.

Remember that feeling anxious before an exam is normal, but with the right strategies, you can manage your anxiety and perform at your best. Here are the top three tips for managing exam anxiety: 

  1. Preparation is key: Thoroughly prepare for the exam by creating a study schedule and breaking down the material into manageable chunks. Knowing that you've put in the effort can boost your confidence.  
  2. Practice mindfulness and relaxation techniques: Deep breathing, meditation, and muscle relaxation can help calm your nerves. Take a few moments to focus on your breath and clear your mind before and during the exam. 
  3. Positive self-talk: Replace negative thoughts with positive affirmations. Remind yourself of your preparation, past successes, and your ability to handle challenging situations.