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Over half of young people are more anxious about their studies than this time last year!

We polled 4,804 students aged between 11 and 16 years old in May 2021. 66.3% of respondents replied yes to the question Do you feel anxious about the phrase ‘catch-up’? 58.5% of respondents replied yes to the question Do you feel more or less anxious about your studies than you did this time last year?

The survey also revealed that girls are feeling more anxious than boys with 74.3% answering yes to the question Do you feel anxious about the phrase ‘catch-up’? compared to 58.1% of boys. In addition, 73.4% of girls said yes to the question Do you feel more or less anxious about your studies than you did this time last year? compared to 44.7% of boys.

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At GCSEPod we are keen to support children, not just with their studies but with their mental wellbeing. We have a wide range of resources that you can share with your students on our student wellbeing page. These include webinars and worksheets from the world-renowned motivational speaker Cameron Parker, useful help and advice and a range of Pods design to help students better manage their wellbeing.

“We welcome the recent announcement from the Department of Education that there will be £17 million of funding for schools and colleges to help recover after coronavirus, which is to be used to improve mental health and well-being for students. However, that doesn’t help those who are worried about their education today.

The last year has been challenging for young people and as our survey showed many are feeling anxious about their studies. We want to help ensure that children do not become overwhelmed by the pressure of school and everyday life.

There’s lots that can be done to improve our mental wellbeing, I do hope that people will take a look at the fantastic free wellbeing resources we have to offer.”

Helen Newies

Director of Operations at GCSEPod

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