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School and College

School and college

School and collegeSchool is a big part of your life, and it's completely natural to feel anxious or worried about it sometimes. Talking about how you feel can really help. No-one has the right to stop you from going to school, so if you are being bullied and are feeling worried about going to school, there is support available. Whatever your worry about school or college is, ChildLine is here to help.

 
 
 
 
 

School

School is a large part of your life so it's important to feel happy there. Sometimes you might have problems at school which are worrying you.

Read more about School

Homework and revision

Homework and revision can cause a lot of stress. It sometimes feels like worrying about homework can be difficult to overcome, but talking about it can help. Read more about Homework and revision

Making decisions

Growing up means making choices about the future, perhaps about school subjects or what to study at college or university. Decisions can be stressful, but they can also mean the start of something new and exciting. Read more about Making decisions

Exam stress

Sometimes exams can leave you feeling overwhelmed and unable to cope. The good news is the stress can be managed and help is available. Read more about Exam stress

Exam results

Getting your exam results can be a worrying time. It may seem like the whole of your future depends on what you get. It's important to remember that exam results are just the start of your future career and there are lots of options if you didn't get the grades you wanted. Read more about Exam results

 
 
 
 
 

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