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Taking control: How students can beat exam anxiety

As exam season starts, teenagers’ stress levels will shoot up. But there are many ways to reduce the pressure

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The final run in to exams is a particularly pressured time. Stock image

The final run in to exams is a particularly pressured time. Stock image

The final run in to exams is a particularly pressured time. Stock image

Exam season is starting. Most secondary school students will be starting into their school-based exams next week, while the Junior and Leaving Certificate exams start in two weeks.

I could imagine in that context that stress levels are high for many teenagers. Those who aren’t particularly stressed themselves may well have a mother or father who is stressed on their behalf. The final run in to exams is a particularly pressured time and there may be different reasons that explain the stresses individual teenagers are experiencing.


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