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Exam stress a major worry for a third of young people

A recent study by the Samaritans and YouGov reveals that exams and the pressure to achieve high marks are one of the biggest worries for young people in the UK today.*

Exams can be daunting for everyone, however addressing matters early and gradually building up understanding, rather than last minute cramming, can sometimes make all the difference.

Many students struggle with the core subjects such as maths and English. The Student Support Centre’s ‘simply’ maths, English and reading home tuition programmes are comprised of DVDs and books, allowing students to work through them at their own pace in the comfort and privacy of their own home, whilst supporting and consolidating what they are learning at school. The ‘simply’ programmes are directly based on the requirements of the National Curriculum, with each topic being broken down into short lessons, which allows students to rewind and review the material as many times as necessary. As with exams, addressing matters early, longer-term dedication and a positive attitude can go a long way in enabling students to reach their full potential and avoid unnecessary pressure.

Exam time doesn’t have to take its toll! Above all, it’s important to spend time away from studying and doing other fun activities with friends or family, getting fresh air and changing focus for a while so that you can return to revision feeling refreshed and breeze through your exams.

To help you get through your summer exams visit The Student Support Centre’s Top 10 Revision Tips