Exam stress is a feeling of pressure that is common for students around exam time and is very common for students completing their HSC. While a little stress around exam time can be helpful to motivate us to study, too much stress can be unhelpful and make us less productive.
What causes exam stress?
- Competition with others
- High expectations
- Lack of preparation
What are the symptoms of exam stress?
- Increased anxiety
- Reduced interest in being with friends
- Reduced engagement in activities you enjoy
- Low mood
- Poor sleep
- Low motivation
- Difficulty concentrating
How can psychology and counselling help?
We can help by teaching you effective study skills and strategies to assist with managing the stress of exams and your wellbeing