It is natural to feel nervous before an examination. The more prepared you feel, the easier it will be to conquer your fears.
ü Create a revision plan to help you feel in control of the process
ü Plan your work carefully around the topics you need to focus on. Being aware of gaps in your knowledge can create nerves, but having a plan of how you will fill these will make you feel better.
ü Find out what is involved in the exam:
o where and when it will take place
o how much time is allowed
o how many questions you need to answer
ü Think positive
ü Keep the exam in context – even if you do badly, there will be other options open to you
ü Allow yourself some fun-time each day to relaxEat sensibly – your brain cells need energy to function well. Make sure you drink plenty of water to avoid becoming dehydrated. Dehydration makes you tired and reduces concentration
Source: University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate, 2012, Revision Tips [Online] Available from: http://www.cambridgestudents.org.uk/examtime/revisiontips/