On the day before the test
· Check the time and place of the test, and make sure of your travel arrangements.
· Review anything you feel you need to, but don’t overdo it; set yourself a certain amount of time to do this and then allow yourself an evening doing something completely different.
· Try to build a positive mental attitude; think positively about your abilities and try to stop negative thoughts. Distract yourself by doing something that you know you will enjoy e.g. read a good book, watch a film, do something that makes you feel good about yourself.
· Eat a good meal and get a good night’s sleep.
On the morning of the test
· Breakfast is important but avoid ‘heavy’ foods which can make you feel tired during the test. Some people consider unsugared foods, such as cereal and bananas, good ‘brain food’.
· Collect everything you need to take into the test.
· Try to remain calm and to maintain a positive mental attitude.
· Leave yourself plenty of time to get ready and get to the test centre so that you do not panic.