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SQA Results Day- 5 Reasons to keep calm and carry on!
5 August 2019
On the 6th of August 2019, pupils all over Scotland will be receiving their SQA exam results. It's a well-established fact that waiting to receive exam results is one of life’s more stressful moments. Here are 5 stress busting tips designed to calm your pre-result nerves!
1. Learn from your results
It’s important to self-reflect on your performance, both in success and failure. If your results are great, that’s good news! It means you’ve found an effective way of working and learning, something that will stand you in good stead in further education. If your results aren’t what you had hoped for, see the positive side and treat it as a learning experience. Approaching disappointment with a proactive attitude is essential for anyone who wishes to develop their ability to learn, with failure often being the first step to success.
As simple as it seems, having a plan A, plan B and plan C is the best way to approach Highers results day. This means that, even in the worst-case scenario, you have a clear plan. Eliminating any uncertainty about your future will go a long way in calming your nerves and will also allow you to see the positive in any situation!
3. Relax and learn from the best
Failing an exam does not deem you a failure. Don’t believe that? Just look at the early careers of some of the world’s entrepreneurs. Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg and Rachael Flanagan. What do they all have in common you ask? Each one of them skipped higher education qualifications in pursuit of their own aspirations. This just goes to show that exam results do not dictate your own worth or potential. Absolutely, results are important. However, regardless of the outcome, you can still go on from disappointing grades to achieve fulfilment in life.
4. Talk to someone
The ability to talk makes the process of relaxation much easier! The old saying, ‘a problem told is a problem halved’ rings true in the context of exam stress. Regardless of your individual results, it’s important to confide in those around you. Seeking discussion with those who have been there and done it can prove invaluable in relieving any trepidations held about your future.
5. Work hard
This tip is universal and probably one that you’ve been told before. Whether you’re aiming to maintain your current performance levels or increase your performance to gain higher marks next year, the only way to progress is through hard work. Dedicating time, effort and patience into the learning process is the key to changing your results. Set yourself goals, plan how you’re going to reach them and put in the hours. You’ll surprise yourself with what you’re able to achieve.
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