Preparation is key
Create the right environment
Keep it snappy
Be smart about how you study
Take care of yourself
- Make sure you're getting plenty of sleep. Stop studying at 9pm, have half an hour or an hour to relax and unwind - and then bed.
- Eat a balanced diet that includes plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables.
- Drink plenty of water. It's common for students to become dehydrated during exam time because they're studying for prolonged periods of time and forgetting to hydrate. This is also why students are now allowed to take water bottles into exams.
- Make sure you're getting regular exercise and fresh air. Going for a walk, run, bike ride or swim helps clear your head and re-energise you.
The night before – sleep or study?
And in the exam...
It's over now; don't worry about it - and you've probably done better than you think you have anyway."