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How to handle exam result anxiety

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Understanding exam result anxiety

• The pressure to get good results for the course or career you want
• Pressure from family or teachers who expect you to get good results
• Comparing yourself to other people in your class or on your course
• Worrying about what your results might mean for the future
• The uncertainty of not knowing and having to wait

What to do about exam result anxiety

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Know that failing an exam does not make you a failure

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Try to stay calm

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Avoid people who make it more difficult

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Make time for self-care

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Know that you have options

6.

Talk to someone you trust

7.

Don't be afraid to reach out to mental health professionals if you need to

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