As this week signals the beginning of the dreaded exam season in schools, colleges and universities throughout the country; stress levels will be high as students are feeling the pressure more than ever before.

A survey found that 55% of Key stage two, primary school children worried that bad test results would jeopardise their future. With this in mind, it’s important to put revision into perspective and manage the balance between working and relaxing. Have a look at our top tips for ensuring you whizz those exams...

1.) Always read the question: This is the oldest trick in the book, but ensuring you’ve took the time to understand what each word is commanding you to do is vital to answering the question in the right way. Read it over at least 4 times!

2.) Remember to plan. Planning your answer is essential to making sense of the ideas you want to write down, whilst at the same time providing you with a structure to base your points on. This can be applied to any subject, whether it’s displaying your findings in Maths or establishing a: start, middle and end to your argument in English, or other debating topics.

3.) Brain food equals brain power! Eat a healthy and nutritious meal the night before, a fish-based dish will allow you to absorb the Omega-3 acids and anti-oxidants that will fuel your brain to work at it’s best on the day.

4.) Sleep to your heart’s content. 8 hours of sleep is just what you need (and anymore is a bonus!) with the night time nerves bound to set in. If you know you will struggle to get some rest then put some quiet, relaxation music on to allow you to drift off more easily.

5.) Don’t panic. By the time of the exam you should know the revision topics well and be in a position to showcase your knowledge. Have a positive mind-set and you are more likely to succeed.