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For many students the stress that can accompany exams is motivating and even necessary in order to improve exam performance. For others however, high exam stress can have a detrimental impact on exam performance by as much as one grade per subject. 

I developed the Exam Pressure Solutions Programme for my MA research project which I ran with a group of highly exam anxious Year 11 GCSE students. All the students who took part showed significant reductions in exam anxiety on completion of the programme and all went on to achieve or surpass their target GCSE grades.


My research was published by the BACP, the UKs largest professional body for Counsellors and Psychotherapists, and I now run this evidenced based, 5 week programme (5x1 hour) in Jersey schools, equipping students with the skills needed to manage exam stress effectively and potentially, to improve their grades.  

The new Building Exam Confidence workshop is also now available. It is an interactive, 2 hour workshop suitable for large groups teaching solution focused strategies for managing exam nerves, developing effective revision skills and increasing exam confidence.


To find out more or book a space on an upcoming course please e-mail:


Feedback about the course:

'Very helpful and has allowed me to think positively about my exams’

Y11 Student—Grainville.


‘It helped my understanding of exam stress and I will use it in years to come’  

Y8 Student—St Michaels.


‘The workshops were successful in ‘normalising’ exam worries and giving students practical strategies for managing this. It was creative and engaging; a beneficial experience for all’

Miss Devine—JCG Head of Lower School. March 2024.

'Our Year 8 Pupils took part in two Exam Pressure Solutions workshops in preparation for their exams after half term. They learnt key strategies to help cope with exam nerves and how to get the best out of themselves. They will take these strategies with them that they can use throughout life!'

Mrs Clayton, Assistant Head Teacher. March 2023.

‘It has significantly helped me to stay more in control over my stress. Very helpful, thank you!'

Y11 Student - JCG.

Building Exam Confidence

Exam room
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