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Exam anxiety: Is it something to worry about?

01 December 2021 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
online webinar
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A webinar designed to provide essential background information on the causes and prevalence of exam anxiety, and what can be done about it.

Anecdotal evidence indicates that in the past five years or so, a greater number of adolescent secondary school students are seeking support to deal with the pressures associated with preparing for, and taking, high-stakes exams such as GCSEs and A Levels.

This has prompted questions such as why more students are requesting help, how many are experiencing high levels of anxiety and whether this figure is increasing; what the effects of exam anxiety might be, and what can schools do about it.

In this webinar, Professor Putwain will be sharing findings from an eighteen year programme of research into the prevalence of exam anxiety in adolescents, cases of exam anxiety, relations with achievement and mental health, and interventions designed to reduce exam anxiety.

Target audience

This training is aimed at teachers, teaching assistants, education wellbeing practitioners, school counsellors and anyone working in a similar school role at all levels of career. There are no pre-requisites or prior knowledge required to join this webinar.

This webinar will be recorded and made available as a recording for everyone who registers.

Learning outcomes

  1. Describe what exam anxiety is and how it affects students
  2. Explain what the signs of exam anxiety are and how to identify highly exam anxious students
  3. Evaluate the different causes of exam anxiety for specific students
  4. Understand how intervention can be used to help highly exam anxiety.

Presenter: Dr David Putwain CPsychol FBPsS

Professor David Putwain is based at the Centre of Educational Research in the School of Education at Liverpool John Moores University. He taught Psychology and Sociology in schools and 6th form colleges from 1994 to 2006. After completing a PhD in 2006, David joined Edge Hill University working initially in the Department of Social and Psychological Sciences and subsequently in the Faculty of Education, before joining Liverpool John Moores University in 2016. His research focuses on how psychological factors including motivation, emotion, and engagement, influence, and in turn are influenced by, learning and achievement. He has a longstanding interest in test anxiety among school aged populations and the development of intervention to provide students with the tools they need to manage their test anxiety.


Start: 14:00

Finish: 16:00

Price £48.00 (£ 40.00 + VAT)
Society member

£30.00 (£25.00 + VAT)

Please note:
1. Online bookings will close at 14:00 on 1 December 2021.

2. A Zoom link to join the webinar will be sent to everyone registered on the webinar day.

To register for the webinar you need to sign into your BPS user account or create a new account by clicking the ‘create an account’ button. When signed in, click the ‘register’ button to book onto the workshop.

There is a £15 cancellation fee.

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