Resources to help students prepare for exams and assessments

A collection of resources, links and documents aimed to help students prepare for their exams and formal assessments.

We want to play our part in helping young people through the exam period.

We have published on this page a range of materials – guides, blogs and other documents – for students, or teachers, parents and carers supporting them, to help manage exam pressure. These include:

A guide for students on coping with exam pressure, developed with specialists from Liverpool John Moores University

A series of blogs written by a group of researchers and practitioners who work together through the University of Manchester’s Institute of Education:

A collection of links to guides and advice published by other organisations and specialists.

A review of published literature on the topic of test anxiety which may be of interest to academics and practitioners working in the field.


Published 14 February 2020
Last updated 3 March 2022 + show all updates
  1. Added a further blog link to the collection.

  2. Updates to reflect recent work helping students to feel confident ahead of exams and formal assessments.

  3. Minor update to take out reference to 2020.

  4. First published.