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    During my AS exams this year, there were times when i started to panic during the exam and start worrying a lot about it. Especially during my maths exams, I found some questions difficult and it meant I forgot a lot and lost a lot of time meaning that I couldn't finish. I was predicted to get a high A but ended up with a B because of the exam stress. I did a lot of work for the exams and I knew my stuff but the panicking came when I didn't get a question.

    How can I deal with exam stress during exams so I don't fall into this trap again?
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    (Original post by chandmeister)
    During my AS exams this year, there were times when i started to panic during the exam and start worrying a lot about it. Especially during my maths exams, I found some questions difficult and it meant I forgot a lot and lost a lot of time meaning that I couldn't finish. I was predicted to get a high A but ended up with a B because of the exam stress. I did a lot of work for the exams and I knew my stuff but the panicking came when I didn't get a question.

    How can I deal with exam stress during exams so I don't fall into this trap again?
    Hi,

    During an exam, if you come across a question which you aren't sure of the answer to, remember to take deep breaths, and have a drink of water (if you can), to help stay calm. Also, a good tip which I used in my A Level exams was to tell myself 'don't get stuck, move on'. Which basically meant that whenever I came to a question I couldn't do, I simply moved on to the next one, and went back to the tricky questions at the end if I had time. This way, I wouldn't waste time not being able to answer a question, and it also meant that I didn't give myself time to start worrying as I had to focus on the other questions instead.

    I hope this helps, and good luck!
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    (Original post by chandmeister)
    During my AS exams this year, there were times when i started to panic during the exam and start worrying a lot about it. Especially during my maths exams, I found some questions difficult and it meant I forgot a lot and lost a lot of time meaning that I couldn't finish. I was predicted to get a high A but ended up with a B because of the exam stress. I did a lot of work for the exams and I knew my stuff but the panicking came when I didn't get a question.

    How can I deal with exam stress during exams so I don't fall into this trap again?
    This happened to me in C1, what I did after that exam in C2 was whenever I saw a question which looked like I didn't really understand it I didn't even bother thinking about it or properly reading the question. I put a mark next to it and moved on to the next question. Then at the end of the paper I went back to the 3-4 questions I put a mark next to and had a go at completing them, I left a large blank space in the space provided when I skipped these questions. By doing this it meant that I didn't go on 'tilt' after thinking too hard about a question and getting myself worked up when I couldn't remember the method right away.

    I had much greater success in my C2 exam after using this method and I felt extremely calm and relaxed in the exam whereas in the C1 exam when I read a question which I couldn't answer right away I started thinking I'm going to fail. When in actual fact I just had to put a mark next to it instead of thinking too hard on it, this had a better psychological effect when I was doing the other papers.

    Hope this helps, i got a C in C1, B in C2 and an E in M1. This was due to the fact about getting worked up and thinking about the future when in the C1 exam when I should have been focussed on answering the questoin and nothing else, in M1 I just didn't revise that much lol. I got a C overall so i'm gonna resit all 3 of them this year since I need an A overall in Maths to get into my course. Best of luck to you.
 
 
 

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