Charity’s advice for under-fire students as exam time starts

ChildLine aims to help youngsters cope with exam stress.
ChildLine aims to help youngsters cope with exam stress.

NSPCC Scotland has urged youngsters in Angus to speak to someone if they are feeling the pressure as exam season kicks in.

Millions of teens across Britain will be sitting exams this summer and there are significant pressures to achieve good grades.

Childline has offered anxious students a series of tips to help them overcome the stress, including taking regular breaks from revising, going to bed at a reasonable time, thinking positively about the task ahead, and drinking lots of water while revising and while in the exams themselves.

Susan Dobson, ChildLine Scotland services manager, said: “The exam period can be a very stressful and anxious time for young people.

“We hear from lots of young people each year who are anxious, worried or panicking about their exams and revision.

“We want to let them know that they are not alone and that ChildLine is here to listen to them.”

The ChildLine website has a special ‘Beat exam stress’ section while young people can also call the charity’s free confidential helpline on 0800 11 11 or visit