Bhavans IES Holds a Session on ‘Managing Exam Anxiety’ for Its 10th and 12th Graders
With the forthcoming Pre-board exams and the CBSE Examinations scheduled to take place in a month’s time, the students of grades 10 and 12 have started preparations and are pulling out all the stops to do well. However, for some students examinations can be stressful and the anxiety they experience can be debilitating. So, it is indeed important that the students do not get gripped by exam fear in a way that may adversely affect their performance and dampen their enthusiasm.
To help the students clearly understand and successfully manage their exam stress, Bhavans Indian Education School, Kuwait, virtually organized a session on ‘Managing Exam Anxiety’ on October 21, 2021, for the students of grades 10 and 12 at 10.30 a.m. and at 11.30 a.m. respectively. The resource person for the session was the Counsellor of the School, Ms. Preethi K. Nair, who has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a postgraduate degree in Applied Psychology with a specialization in Clinical Psychology. She also has pursued a diploma in Child, Adolescent, and Family Counselling.
The resource person talked at length on exam anxiety, symptoms of anxiety, the factors causing exam anxiety, negative thinking, different learning styles, dealing with distractions and procrastination, the importance of staying focused, planning, microplanning, the importance of regular studies, positive visualization to reduce anxiety and boost performance, visualization strategies, shallow breathing, positive talk, physical health and emotional wellness, the importance of attempting practice tests before exams, time management, and taking help and support from teachers and parents. The resource person also shared the details of the CBSE career guidance portal with the audience.
The students benefitted immensely from the in-depth knowledge and the vast experience of the resource person. She expalined all the triggers that could cause exam anxiety and suggested solutions to overcome exam stress and anxiety . The students were also encouraged to share their experiences with the gathering and ask questions to the resource person who, in turn, answered their questions succinctly. The Senior Leadership Team of the school lauded the resource person and the teachers for the efforts they had put in to make the event a fruitful one for the examinees who would no longer approach the exams with bated breath.