Easing stress this GCSE exam season

Victoria Haughton
26th April 2018
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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Mindfulness activities
 

Mindfulness bundle

Mindfulness can really help in class, many schools are resistant because of funding. This bundle can help you to deliver sessions in class as well as teach your self for resilience and wellbeing.

Graphics included in their own file for your own presentations.

There is no need for you to do the practices with the class as these are provided in the form of recordings. I will continue to update this resource at time but very keen to support you is giving mindfulness a go. Once downloaded please contact me and I will provide you support and update when done. jon@focusdaytraining,co.uk

Try with anxious groups, SEN groups, clever groups, revision groups, PHSE, open a mindfulness club. Teach your self.

By Jonathan Lee

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.
Please see my website for INSET training: www.mindfulnesscoachingandteaching.com
Please join my Facebook group and Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/mindfulnesscoachingandteaching/?ref=bookmarks and https://www.facebook.com/groups/1575178382527883/
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Thank you
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.

For more Outstanding Resources for Outstanding Teachers, please visit my website www.teachersvault.co.uk
By Helen Rachel Crossley

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