For lots of you it’s coming up to exam time and you’re starting to go over everything you’ve learned over the past semester, term or year. Sometimes it can be hard to know where to start with revision. The BBC bitesize and the SQA websites have lots of tips and advice on how to manage your revision.
No matter how much work you’ve done, the exam period can be a pretty stressful time of year. Some of you may be relying on certain grades to move on to further study or get the job you want, if this doesn’t happen then it is important to remember that there are other options and support out there. There are often different pathways and routes into things, check back on the Young Scot website for more information on clearing or speak to an SDS Advisor about this later on in the summer. For others, exams are stressful because you don’t know what you’re going to do next. If you’re if not sure what you’re going to do after you leave school then check out our page Leaving School- what next? for some ideas to help you work it out and visit Young Scot Extra for information on further and higher education, careers and much more.
You might want to check out My World of Work too. It’s an interactive online web service from Skills Development Scotland that can help you explore different careers, build your CV and find out about the various training and learning opportunities that are available.
Dealing with stress
There are different ways to handle exam stress, some are really helpful and others make the problem worse. Here at Young Scot we’ve put together some top tips to help you keep cool, calm and collected over the exam period. You can read them on our page on Studying and Exams.