Exam season is never easy, so if you’re feeling overwhelmed or anxious, you’re not alone. Stress is a natural, hormonal reaction in which our central nervous system switches to “fight or flight” mode. While a little stress can help motivate you to revise, too much can cause mental and physical symptoms to occur.
It’s important to check in with how we are feeling physically and emotionally so we can recognize when we are getting too stressed. The following is a list of some symptoms you may experience if your stress levels become too high during exams:
Losing touch with friends
Feeling moody and low
Having trouble making decisions
Lack of motivation
Fidgeting, nail biting or teeth grinding
What can I do if I start feeling stressed?
Remember to breathe: set aside a couple of minutes each day to practice mindfulness. This will help to calm your body’s stress response and shift your attention back to the present […]
We want to say a huge congratulations to our former A-Level student James Kennedy for winning the ‘Outstanding Achievement’ Award at the CIFE Awards ceremony hosted at the House of Lords in London in April.
James achieved a fantastic four A*s at Bath Academy and is currently studying Architecture at UCL.
Here’s what our Principal Tim Naylor had to say about his achievements:
“James joined Bath Academy in September 2019 on a two year A Level programme, after his sister had come to the college to re-sit her A Levels very successfully the year previously. Having completed his GCSEs at a nearby independent school in Bath, James chose to transfer to Bath Academy for his sixth form and initially studied Art, Geography, Physics and Spanish. On enrolling, he undertook a standardized psychometric assessment that showed that students with the same GCSE profile as James across the country had achieved three grade AAA on average at A Level at the top 25% of sixth forms. It was clear […]