Exams and revision

Parents’ top tips – exam essentials

There are many ways to help take the stress out of exams. We will be supporting your son / daughter in college, but these are some of the tips we you can pass on or reinforce so give your child the best chance of success:

  • Have a revision plan
  • Have a break and do something you enjoy
  • Cover all areas in your plan
  • Spend more time on the more challenging topics
  • Break topics down in to manageable chunks
  • Have a go at some past papers under timed conditions
  • Try different revision techniques; testing which work for you
  • Do short bursts of focused revision sessions of 30-40 minutes
  • Get your rest as you need to be really alert in the exam
  • Eat well and regularly
  • Always have your College ID. THIS IS COMPULSORY FOR EVERY EXAM.
  • Get prepared the night before with all your exam equipment.


Something to think about when you are revising..

For information about the Do’s and Don’ts of exams, see below..

Exams Do’s and Don’ts

Feed your brain

We are offering free breakfasts throughout the exam period..

Useful links

Below are links to some useful support


Apps to help reduce stress

This way up


Exam stress


Advice for students:

Young Minds

Mental Healthy

Anxiety UK

Team Mental Health


Advice for parents:


Young Minds