Exam Stress


Here at SHARE we recognise that exam stress not only affects students, but teachers, staff and parent/carers. We work hard to support schools through those challenges. Recent statistics show that 82% of teachers said that the focus on exams has become disproportionate to the overall wellbeing of their students and 80% of young people saying that exam pressure has significantly impacted on their mental health (Wise Up, 2017).

What we do

Working on this topic doesn’t just have to happen around exam times, we aim to make it a priority all year round.

We can offer:

  • Student assemblies, Wellbeing sessions (e.g over lunchtimes) and small group work

  • Parent sessions

  • Teacher support sessions

  • Leaflets/resources

  • Information boards

SHARE has produced a booklet on Exam Stress which you can download by clicking here plus further information around Exam stress, plus a wealth of other resources available from Samaritans DEAL

SHARE's guide to beating Exam Stress handout.

Dealing with Exam Stress - The Student Room Website

The Charlie Waller Memorial Trust has produced three excellent GCSE Wellbeing guides; one for Pupils, Parents and Teachers and each is available as a free downloadable leaflet to print.

In addition, have you heard about BBC Bitesize? This fantastic BBC website covers all sorts of subjects up to GCSE level giving practical advice on revision, exam hints and tips and shared stories from other young people.

The BBC Website generally has some excellent articles, programmes and clips around Exam Stress for parents and young people

Other sources of support…

The Mix


BEAT (eating disorders and exams)