Laura Armfield

As exam and test season gets underway, we’ve rounded up some articles from around the web to help both parents and pupils navigate this tricky time. From listening to classical music to sniffing a lemon, check out the advice below and let us know what works for you.

GCSEs: can classical music really boost revision?

Elgar for English, Mozart for maths, Schubert for science? As exam time approaches, TES explore how a rousing requiem could help with recall. Read more here.

Help your child beat exam stress – NHS

Tests and exams can be a challenging part of school life for children and young people and their parents or carers. But there are ways to ease the stress, read the NHS guidance here.


How to help with exam stress

Every single year, the pressure to perform well in exams increases.As a sad consequence, Childline revealed it delivered 12,995 counselling sessions to children in 2017/18 for education-related problems. Read more here.


Revision: Top ten tips for parents – Good Schools Guide

Exams are undoubtedly nerve-racking for children and their parents. Fraught mums and dads watch over their children during the holidays or ‘study leave’ and wonder to what degree they should be helping. Here are our top ten tips on how to help children to revise effectively.

Top tips for effective revision – icloud


There’s no short cut to exam success but making the most of your study time can make a big difference to your grades. Take a look at this effective revision guide to help you get on track.


Smelling a lemon

Smelling A Lemon Will Help Your Kids Sail Through Exams, Say Neuroscientists. Read more on this bizarre tip here.

The ParentHub guide

Read our top tips to help parents get through the exam season in our article here.

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