Exam stress management

Students investigate practical strategies to manage exam stress.

Year Level




60 minutes


  • In class activity
  • Online learning

SEL Competencies

  • Self-awareness
  • Self-management

Learning Intention

Students assess a variety of strategies for managing exam stress.

Key Outcomes

By the end of the lesson, students will be able to:

  • understand exam stress as something that everyone experiences and that can be managed
  • appreciate how to use practical strategies to beat exam stress.

Think about it 5 min

Students individually write for one minute per question to answer the following:

  • Why do exams cause stress?
  • What happens when you feel stressed prior to exams?
  • What happens when you feel stressed during exams?
  • Do you do anything for exam stress?