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The Examination Season (and tips on how to do well)

17 May The Examination Season (and tips on how to do well)

It’s that time of year again when students across the country are busy revising for their examinations. GCSE and A level students (as well as university undergraduates) enter the examination room hoping for successful outcomes. So I read with interest an article recommended by Kate Kieres from Pennsylvania (@KateK76) highlighting the benefits of drinking water in exams. A study by the University of East London of 447 students indicated that those who took water into the exam  room’ and presumably consumed the water ” did better in the exam than those who did not. Chris Pawson from the university, who led the study, comments, ‘The results imply that the simple act of bringing water into an exam was linked to an improvement in students’ grades”. He suggests that water consumption may have a direct physiological effect on students’ thinking skills as well as alleviating anxiety during the examination. Of course good preparation is also the key to success.  Do have a look at our revision tips for KEHS students and good luck to all of our girls in the external examinations.

  • Cath Brown
    Posted at 08:51h, 18 May Reply

    I woud be fscinated to know whether the difference is actually due to consuming water, or to feeling better that it’s there… or even just the fact that students with the foresight to take water into the exam tend to be those who plan more and prepare more?

    Of course, if you then spill the water over your question paper as one person did this summer, that might negate it a little!

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