Conquer GCSE Maths exam anxiety

stressed GCSE maths student

“I cried after my GCSE Maths Mock exam… I panicked and lost so many marks. But I actually revised!!”

What is Exams Anxiety?

You’ve just failed another Maths mock exam!

You’ve revised. You knew all of the answers. But sitting in that exam, you panicked.

Somehow all of the answers dissolved into a puddle of confusion. You see those dreams of studying at a prestigious university fading away while the crushing fear of failure sweeps over you.  But worst of all, you actually revised. You were actually acing the test papers at home.

… this is Exams Anxiety!

Can I conquer exams anxiety?


We at ELITE Tuition have created a course SPECIFICALLY for mastering GCSE Mathematics and overcoming the anxiety that costs you valuable marks.

With 100% of our GCSE Maths students achieving an A* Grade, we really understand how to master the exam and beat exam anxiety. The trick is to…

1) Know the maths!

No matter how relaxed you are in an exam, if you do not know the content of the GCSE Maths exam, you’re going to fail. Pay attention at school and make sure you get your revision done in good time.

2) Know the common exam questions!

While practising past exam papers, look out for the questions that come up every year. How have they asked the questions? What are the common graph questions? The more familiar you are with the past exams papers, the more relaxed you will be in your real exam.

3) Learn how to answer unfamiliar questions!

Fact!! An unfamiliar question will cause you to panic!

Once you’ve panicked, you will lose marks. You will become careless and anxious. But there is a way to still get the A* Grade…

Learn HOW examiners test you on topics you already know, in unfamiliar or unusual ways.

The GCSE Maths Exam Technique + Preparation Course will review the GCSE Maths course and cover many of the unfamiliar exam style questions that have cost previous students valuable marks. We teach you look out for unfamiliar questions and how to master the answering process.

4) Understand the exam marking criteria!

What’s the difference between a B Mark and a M Mark?  What’s an A Mark?? Why are there numbers after these letters?

When you see an exam question worth 4 marks, do you know what they are for? How many marks are awarded to the method?

The more past papers you do, and the more mark schemes that you look at, the more comfortable you will be with HOW marks are allocated.  So do them all!

If in doubt, ask your ELITE Maths Tutor or School Maths Teacher to break down the assessment criteria.

5) ELITE Secret Trick:  Forget about the grade. Focus on getting every single mark!

Passing GCSE Maths is stressful! Getting that Grade you need is stressful.

Thinking about getting that C grade or that A or A* Grade will fill you with anxiety. Fortunately, we have a little trick to help you.

Don’t try and pass…  Don’t try and get the A or A* Grade….  Instead, try and get every single mark.

Whenever you get something wrong, try and ask why. Don’t think it’s okay that you got some of the marks. It’s only okay when you get all of the marks.

Of course, at first this may mean you spend a lot of time working on corrections. But that is the best use of time. A mistake is your greatest teacher.

With 100% of our GCSE Maths students achieving an A* Grade, this is the single biggest trick to making that improvement.

Click here to find out more about the GCSE Maths Exam Technique + Preparation Course and how we will help you conquer GCSE Maths exam anxiety.


Contact Us

for a student assessment trial lesson by an experienced teacher

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

Your Telephone (required)

Your Location (required)

Best time to contact you (required)


Your Message

captcha >


“I came in struggling with Mathematics but left confident and on a grade A.  The classes were really fun and I learnt more in one session than I did in a week at school.  They even helped me with my personal statement and university interviews.”

A Dooley – Started with a Grade D, achieved A*. Studies Physics at Imperial
Read more››