Exam stress: how to help children cope with GCSEs and A-levels

Tips for parents and carers include talking openly, helping them relax, and creating revision routines

Pupils showing high anxiety in run-up to GCSEs and A-levels, teachers say

“I think the first thing is about being aware,” says Dr Dan O’Hare, the vice-chair of the British Psychological Society’s division of education and child psychology. “Are they more irritable than usual? If they play Fortnite, have they suddenly lost interest in it or are they playing way more than they should be? Have they gone off their food, are they complaining of physical symptoms, like headaches and stomach aches more regularly than they might do?”

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