Performance Anxiety/ Exam Stress

Some children and young people experience a significant degree of performance anxiety around the pressure of testing or having to perform. This can come from external sources such as parents, teachers, coaches etc but may also be internalised from the child’s internal expectations of themselves. This may be exacerbated by societal and familial narratives around success, failure and fear of the consequences.

For further information please see the following links:

Exam Stress | How To Deal with Exam Stress | YoungMinds

Help your child beat exam stress – NHS (

Exam stress – Student Minds