I did 4 GCSE exams last year in year 10 but this year in year 11 I am doing 16 exams over 3 weeks. Last year before I went into my exams I was crying and shaking so much I couldn't start for at least 10 minutes and now I am scared this will happen again this year. For my science mocks this year I was the same shaking and crying and they were only mocks I can't control myself or stop this from happening no matter how hard I try. I have also tried other things like sitting down, not revising just before the exam, staying away from other people,making deep breaths etc and nothing seems to work. I still passed my GCSES last year but this year I am hoping for more than a pass as I have worked extremely hard this year and have taken my GCSES more seriously. I am predicted B's, A's and A*'s in everything and if I don't get them I wouldn't have just let myself down but my teachers too. Has any one got any tips to help me stay calm before the exams as I can't go through this process before every exam.
I find playing some song lyrics in my head to be an excellent distraction. Good luck!