Easing stress this GCSE exam season

Tara Wright
10th May 2019
Stress, stressbusting, mindfulness, calm, focused, exams, GCSEs, A-levels, KS4, post-16, Year 10, Year 11, Year 12, Year 13

Keep your students relaxed and focused during their GCSE exams with these top stress-busting and mindfulness resources

Revision, revision, revision… It’s on everyone’s mind! With exams rapidly approaching, it can be easy for students to feel overwhelmed. To help you to guide your classes through their GCSEs this summer, we’ve highlighted just some of the resources available on our GCSE hub, designed to encourage mindfulness and ease stress.

Stress-busting resources
 

Stress Busting

I used this when I was giving a session to Year 11 before their GCSE exams to help them to deal with their stress. Also did breathing exercises. It went down really well.
By Tinkercat

Emotional Intelligence: Activities for Student Well-Being

Teaching emotional intelligence could help students handle situations effectively, be able to identify, communicate their feelings to other people and could help them read situations and relationships. It could also help them regulate their emotions and help them respond appropriately to others.

This Emotional Intelligence resource focuses on 4 areas:
1. Intrapersonal
2. Interpersonal
3. Stress Management
4. General Mood

This emotional intelligence resource includes:

a. Definition of Emotional intelligence
b. Signs of high emotional intelligence
c. Signs of low emotional intelligence
d. Activities on the 4 focused areas
e. Processing questions to facilitate better learning experiences
By A Plus Learning

Exams & Revision

PowerPoint resource that can be adapted for use with all 11-16 year olds. It outlines good, effective practice about revision and preparing for exams
By m_turts

Stress Management: PowerPoint and Activities

These days, students seem to be under so much pressure from exams and modern life, that it is crucial to teach them management techniques to give them the skills they require in order to handle stress.

This resource which will encourage your students to explore all about modern stressors and how to handle stress in a healthy way.

Your students will learn all about what stress is: why we need it, how we respond to it in the modern world, causes and effects, what we can control and what we can't, and actions to help relieve stress. Students will get to role play and analyse different teen appropriate stressful scenarios. Your students will also be taught 3 different breathing exercises to control the physical signs of stress that are very powerful in stressful situations.

Product includes a 23 slide PowerPoint with inbuilt activities and feedback opportunities to encourage discussion and 6 worksheets to accompany the PowerPoint to demonstrate students' understanding.

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Dealing with Exam Stress

This is a PowerPoint resource to guide pupils in understanding and taking practical steps to reduce the amount of stress that they might feel when preparing for and sitting their GCSE exams.

Exam periods can be very stressful times for pupils, particularly when sitting their GCSEs. This resource has been written by an experienced teacher with a proven track record of achieving outstanding exam results to help pupils to reduce the stresses that they may feel during this key period, and guide them in how to channel their energies positively.

This resource is suitable for any subject where examinations are a key component of the course, or can be used as part of a wider PSHE scheme of work.
By AttainmentinEducation

Mental Health - Stress

Stress and Mental Healt PSHE lesson resources: 1 hour PowerPoint, worksheets, clips, well differentiated, KS3/ KS4. In this lesson students will learn a variety of ways to deal with stress in a healthy and sustainable way, through activities, case studies, video questions and literacy tasks.
These PSHE resources have been designed to be engaging, detailed and easy to follow. All our resources are editable (so easy to adapt for your classes) and are designed to last one hour each.
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Mindfulness activities
 

Armchair yoga to calm down in exams

Most pupils think your tummy goes in when you take a deep breath; which is why they don't know how to calm down in the exam room. Some simple techniques for calming those nerves. Beat exam stress, a useful powerpoint to use in class and form time.
By dessertislands

Mindfulness for Year 10 and 11

This is the introduction and the first three sessions of a Mindfulness scheme that is aimed at young people pre-exam period. Further sessions and the full scheme of work will follow shortly.
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By Mindfulness-for-Young-People

Mindfulness Colouring Set 1

Mindfulness Colouring Set 1: A series of 35 mandala style mindfulness colouring sheets which help pupils to feel calmer and to aid concentration.

Mindfulness Colouring Sets 1 to 3 are available.

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By Helen Rachel Crossley

Mindfulness. Mindful and Creative Learning. Mega Pack - 40 worksheets for £1.99

Mindfulness Worksheets -a new concept! Each worksheet provides an opportunity for students to gently work stress-free on a range of activities, which will gently stir their creativity and help them be in a good mood to learn. These worksheets are unique and start with them grading a joke from A to D, then an inspiring quote to mark out of 20, then list their top three things on the given topic, answer the 'big question' plus some gentle literacy activities, such as name 5 sports beginning with B and make a sentence using these letters. A doodle and creative drawing on a random topic will help reach most parts of their brain. A nice activity for Form Time too. Year 5 to Sixth Form. Ages 7 - 107.
A pdf file with 40 A4 worksheets. Cheaper of free samples available in 'My Shop'
By creative-moments

Daily Classroom Mindfulness 1

Six days of 2 - 5 minute mindfulness exercises you can do with your class at any time of day. Progression from basic breathing techniques up to more guided techniques - no experience of mindfulness or resources needed.

Each activity comes with a scientific fact about the benefits of mindfulness for the more sceptical students/adults among us too!
By Katie Davis

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