Let The Exams Commence! Some Last Minute Tips

10 May 2014

My exams start on Monday and I can tell you now I'm close to petrified so I've come up with some self-help tips to bear in mind as the exam draws closer. This also might help you if you're in the same position as me!

Don't Panic! This is very easy to do but the worst thing to do. I know it sounds simple but it's far from it but whatever way you deal with is don't do it.

Think of the outcome; if you've done the revision, you'll get what you've deserved.

Still make time for revision; don't focus purely on your next exam as you'll find you won't have left 
time for any other revision so still plan your time well!

A good night's sleep is key! This is the one I'm going to struggle with most as I have one of the worst sleeping patterns and I'm hoping that I will be able to get that good night's sleep that is crucial if I'm going to be awake and ready for my exams.

This links to my last point; don't wake up extra early to get that extra bit of time to revise. You need to sleep the same amount if not more than you normally would and you most likely will have time on the bus journey to school or before your exam starts

No matter how much you need to do, don't torture yourself and still take breaks; maybe not as regularly but still take them! Don't rush yourself having your tea or your shower because you need that break.
Make time to relax, listen to some music read a book! I will most likely spend this time writing blog posts so I'm not deserting you during these next couple of months!

My final tip is something I learnt from a friend of mine; it's so simple and so effective! When you sit down in your exam with the paper in front of you just breath. When your teacher says start just breath; take a moment to breath in and breath out as you open that paper. Don't know a question? That's fine! Move on and come back you still have more than an hour left.

Those who are in the same position as me right now I wish you the best of luck in your exams! My first one, like I said starts on Monday. I'm taking my GCSEs this and the first one Religious Education so hopefully I manage to put my tips into action!
Are any of you taking your GCSEs this year, A-Levels or any other tests? If so good luck and leave any of your last minute tips in the comments!
Hope you're doing great,


  1. Good luck in your exams! And those are some really great tips especially the second one, I can get really superstitious during exams but I just need to remember that I've done all that I could do!

    Yige || Yet Another Makeup Blog.

  2. Good luck! I have a Ethics exam Monday which I am so not looking forward to haha!

  3. Good luck with your exams! I have an AP history exam on Thursday and it has consistently been the subject I struggle the most with :( These tips are amazing though, I definitely need to get a good night's sleep as well!