The GCSE years are some of the most difficult and frustrating that young people go
through. Academic success can easily become the centre of attention during this period,
even when there is so much else going on, but it is crucial that this pressure isn’t allowed
to overshadow your child’s physical and emotional wellbeing.

It’s time we broke down some of the myths surrounding GCSEs and that starts with
thinking about the stress that is often associated with the assessments. It can be easy to
forget that these exams are probably one of your child’s first encounters with this kind
of stress. People who are already struggling with any other aspect of their life, be that
with their family, friends, with illness or financial worries, find the struggle even harder.