If you have secondary aged children in Chigwell, Loughton or Woodford you will know that exam season is upon us. The area has some fantastic schools most particularly Chigwell school and Bancroft's as well as Forest School. There are also some very good state schools available in the area.
Students at any of these outstanding local schools will have been given lots of support to cope with working towards exams but anyone can still feel worried and feel the pressure. There can be even more pressure if you’re doing A levels and aiming for a particular degree course but it is important to keep it all in perspective.
So how do you help keep your exams in perspective? Parents of secondary school children in Chigwell, Woodford and Loughton might find it worth reminding themselves and your children that whatever happens in your exams, you can still be successful in life afterwards. It is all too easy to think and feel like exams are the be all and end all of your life. But many employers don't just look at your exam results lots are also interested in your attitude, your transferable skills and how well you'll get on with other people.
Exam success can be very helpful in life and schools in Chigwell. Loughton and Woodford do their best to make sure young people get to do their best. But remember exam results don’t define you as a person. Everyone copes differently in different situations and there's so much more to your personality than how well you can respond to an exam. Once you've done an exam, try to forget about it. There's nothing you can do about it, and worrying won't change your mark.
If you're feeling really worried or anxious about your exams it can be good to chat with a family member, a good friend, or tutor. It always helps to get it out of your system, and they may help with practical strategies to deal with exam stress. Good luck Chigwell, Loughton or Woodford secondary students.