Coping with exam pressure - a guide for students

Advice and guidance for students on how to cope with pressure associated with test and exam anxiety.

Applies to England



Our student guide, Coping with exam pressure, has been produced in conjunction with Professor Dave Putwain, a researcher (and a former school and college teacher) at Liverpool John Moores University.

Further resources

The Student Room


NHS advice for parents

Ofqual blog posts

Positive steps

Understanding test anxiety

What is it like to experience exam stress? A student perspective

What can schools do about exam and test anxiety

How to talk to your students about exam anxiety

Tackling test anxiety – some practical tips

Feeling stressed about results day

Published 1 March 2019
Last updated 7 February 2022 + show all updates
  1. Refreshing the guide for coping with exam pressure and bringing together blogposts on the subject and other helpful resources.

  2. First published.