Learners Wellbeing

Waiting for Exam Results

Getting your exam results mark the end of one phase in your life and the beginning of another. This can be an unsettling and difficult time so always voice your worries and your expectations.
When waiting for exam results:

Don’t bottle up our feelings

If you’re nervous or anxious, talk about it. Don’t be embarrassed about how your feeling – you might think nobody else is feeling this way but chances are they are. Exams can be stressful.

Get up early each morning and get some exercise

Rather than lying in bed, get up and do things. Take some exercise during the day as well, as it will help to keep your mind clear.

Stay off social media

If you’re feeling anxious about your impending exam results although it may seem like it is all everyone seems to be talking about, it’ll only make you feel worse. Try reading a favourite book or a magazine instead to help your mind unwind.

Most of all…Don’t panic this is not the end of the world

Whatever happens in your exams, you will still be successful afterwards. So if you don’t do as well as you’d hoped, try to keep things in perspective. Employers don’t just look at your exam results, they are also interested in your attitude, your transferable skills and how well you’ll get on with other people as well.

Collecting your exam results:
Get a good night’s sleep

Sleep may be the last thing on your mind the evening before results day, but a good night’s sleep will put you in a good frame of mind.

Take a friend or family member with you

You may want a friend or family member to come with you to collect your results, they can help if the nerves set in.

Think about how far you’ve come and what you have achieved already

You’ve already done incredibly well.

Be positive

You have worked hard and you know you have done your best.

Now arrange something fun to do

No matter what your results, you have worked hard and deserve some time to relax and have some fun!


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