Exam essentials: Handling exam day

If you think being prepared for an exam just means revising, think again!

Watch this short video to help you put together your personal checklist, including:

  • What you can and can’t bring into the exam

  • What equipment you need

  • What to do the evening before.

Grace blogs about how to get to exams at the right time, in the right place and in the right frame of mind.

Let's recap

Revising and knowing your stuff are just the first steps towards exam success.

Knowing where the exam is, having the right equipment and being in the right headspace are very important too.

The day before

Start your preparation process the day before.

  • Check you know which building and room your exam will be held in and double-check the date and time.

  • Lay out all your equipment and check that your pens are working.

  • Make sure your pencil case is see-through, and that your calculator has its case removed.

  • Now that you have removed any potential worries that may have been playing on your mind, get to bed early, so you will be refreshed and ready for the exam.

  • Don't forget to set your alarm with plenty of time in the morning!

The day of the exam

The big day has finally arrived. Make sure you:

  • Get to your exam 15 minutes before it starts

  • Make sure you take a bathroom break BEFORE your exam starts

  • Implement your stress-relieving techniques, take some deep breaths and remind yourself of the work you’ve done to get yourself there.

That's it, you're ready! Go for it!

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