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Testing times

The days have been difficult and the times testing.

Young people and children under pressure . . .

Exam stress and then some. The impact must not be underestimated.

Be it A-Levels and all entailed, with future plans and long-held dreams on the line, GCSEs or SATS, it has, as always, been quite an onslaught.

That exam season is over and summer in full swing offers some respite, or so it seems.

That the wait for results can be long and arduous means stress and pressure persist.

This is something to consider. Something to bear in mind.

Something to remember should behaviours be challenging and moods hard to manage as results get ever closer.

That A-Level outcomes will not be revealed until August 16th, with GCSEs following on the 23rd, means these are still difficult days . . .

Still testing times, even if the actual testing has come at an end.

The pressure is starting to rise once again.

Not all can manage it.

This is nothing new, of course, although certain changes to exam procedures have, according to some, done little to alleviate the pressure on those least equipped to cope.

The politics is something we’ll leave to others.

For us, the focus is on solutions.

On aiding the anxious and providing strategies for the stressed.

For students and adults alike, we have countless resources available to help negotiate the difficult days and the testing times that still lie ahead.

Managing the long wait for exam results? Some useful tips on handling the hinterland.

Preparing for the big day? The importance of planning ahead and considering contingencies.

Feeling stressed, worried or anxious about exam results? You can always contact us here.

Trust us on this: we know what we’re talking about.

Still dwelling on things? Our best advice is to get busy. Get a summer job or hobby. Spend as much time as possible outdoors while the good weather lasts. Exercise and be active. See friends and find something to talk about other than exams. Have an experience or an adventure. Give screens and social media a miss. Think about trying a digital detox.

Still thinking about exam results?

Find someone to talk to. Explain how you’re feeling.

Friends. Relatives. Professionals (such as ourselves). Believe us: it makes all the difference.

But don’t bottle it up; don’t suffer in silence; a problem shared is a problem halved, a cliché perhaps, but one that, in this particular instance, rings true.

Just remember that nerves are normal and that stress, panic and guilt are all common feelings in such a situation.

You’re not alone. You can get through them . . .

These difficult days. These testing times.

From us all here at CPUK, we wish you well.

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