Testing subject knowledge can dominate the curriculum, but I feel students need to be taught to manage their stress and their studying/revision methods in order to deal with test stress, and we need to make time to teach them these skills. I have a range of resources (including a freebie!) that will help your students during this tough time.
Before the testing even begins, there can be signs of stress showing in students months in advance. That's why I created this resource to use with students to teach them strategies to manage the effects of stress:
Once they learn these techniques to manage their stress, they will be in the right frame of mind to plan their test preparation! This resource will help with that:
They will be reflecting on their target grades, setting goals, identifying their strengths and weaknesses, prioritizing their studies, identifying keywords and definitions for any subject and planning their study time.
When it comes to the test, nerves can cause students to rush and not read questions carefully. This FREE resource will make such an impact to teach them a very important lesson in reading all questions and instructions carefully..!
My final test prep treasure is an activity to do right before a test is to take place, for about 5-10 minutes or whatever you can fit in:
I hope all these ideas will help prepare your students for the tests and create a fun and relaxing environment during this tough time for all. Wishing the best of luck to your students!