Tag Archives: failing exams

Exam tips: Beating the Blues

We all know how stressful exam time can be. Fear is a powerful emotion, and the fear of exams can cause your mood to spiral downwards, especially when we think that we may fail. The purpose of this blog post … Continue reading

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Testing times for our children

Some new research and a couple of policy announcements have caught my eye just recently and it’s about time had my tuppence worth on the important issues raised. First off, a new report has found that one in five young … Continue reading

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Puppies and pants: The things we do for exam success

We all have our own strategies for clearing the high hurdles when it comes to exams. From the slow, steady plodders who take a long run up to the late night, caffeine fuelled crammers; our exam approach is as unique as our … Continue reading

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Cramming – is it ever a good idea ahead of exams?

Exam season is coming up thick and fast and for many of us it’s time to face facts – for one reason or another we haven’t lived up to the model student figure we’ve convinced our parents we are and … Continue reading

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Help! I didn’t get into my first choice uni…

It’s a nervous time for students across the country, many of whom will recently have found out if they’ve made the grade and been accepted in to their first choice university. With competition for places always high, some institutions will … Continue reading

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Top Tips: Coping With Exam Failure

It happens to the best of us, but knowing how to cope when you flunk an exam isn’t something that comes naturally to all. From the most insignificant test to the most important exam, the knock in confidence resulting from a bad … Continue reading

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Should we offer cash incentives to our children to do well in exams?

In the dim and distant past, or as my kids put it, when dinosaurs roamed the earth and I was taking A-levels, it was relatively unheard of for parents to offer money in return for good exam performance. You know … Continue reading

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Don’t panic – resits aren’t the end of the world.

It might seem like the worst thing ever if you find that you have failed one or more exams. It’ll feel even more wretched if your classmates are celebrating their successes and making plans to head off to the next … Continue reading

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How to cope with waiting for exam results

Remember the long summer holidays – weeks and weeks of loafing and lolling and just having fun with your mates? Looking back that’s how it seems, with the exam results a tiny little hiccough at the end. However, perhaps the … Continue reading

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How to Cope with Exam Failure

Sometimes it can be very difficult to predict the outcome of your exams, whether you be in secondary school or even university. This is probably because, exams are arguably one of the most feared things in education for students. Whether … Continue reading

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