Homework and revision
Homework and revision are important parts of your school life.

Feelings about homework and revision

Homework and revision give you a chance to practice and to remember what you have learnt in school.

Some people enjoy doing homework. Other people can find it difficult and it can cause a mixture of feelings and emotions, including stress, anxiety or nervousness. 

It’s important to remember that people learn in different ways and that some people learn faster than others. It’s ok to not understand something straight away. 

Tips which can help if you find homework tough

Ask

If you don't understand what you have to do, ask someone like a teacher, a friend, or an adult you trust, to explain it to you.

Snack

Have a snack before you begin.

Get comfortable

Do your homework somewhere which is comfortable for you and where you have enough space to put everything you need.

No distractions

Avoid having distractions like a TV, a tablet, or a phone, nearby.

Plan

Plan what you have to do and tick off each item as you complete it.

Ask for help

You don't need to feel embarrassed about asking for help if you need it – you cannot be expected to know everything.

Exam Stress

Exam time can be difficult for some students. While some students find this time to be motivational, others can find it stressful. Signs of exam stress include:

  • Feeling pressured, overwhelmed, confused, angry or upset
  • Having difficulty waking up, eating or sleeping
  • Having tummy aches, headaches, feeling sick or having an increased heartbeat

Tips for coping with exam stress include:

Quiet place

Find a quiet place to study with enough room for you to have everything you need.

Plan

Make a plan and tick off each item as you complete it.

Prepare

Find out as much as you can about the exam in advance – the layout, how much time you will have, how it will be marked, etc

Take breaks

Take regular short breaks.

Good diet and sleep

Have a good diet and get enough sleep.

Reward

Reward yourself when you have completed your plan.

Get exercise

Get exercise – take part in sport, go for a walk, or even try dancing!

Help is available

If you are stressed or concerned about homework, revision, or exams, you are not alone. Help and support is available. 

Is there a trusted adult you can talk to about how you are feeling? Childline is always available to listen to you and support you. 

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