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Exam stress

In this lesson, students identify the signs and symptoms of exam stress and develop strategies to help them manage it.

Exam stress lesson plan pack

Using the concept of designing an "exam buddy" app, students develop helpful strategies for managing their own exam stress and learn how to be supportive of friends who may also be experiencing stress.

Lesson plan includes:

  • accompanying PowerPoint for use in class
  • starter activities – carry out a baseline assessment of students' prior knowledge, skills and understanding
  • peer-to-peer activity, plenaries and exciting extension ideas
  • 3 films to support the activities, including "Dealing with exam stress"

Get lesson plan for KS3 and KS4