Studying for examinations is good for the long term health of your mind | Portsmouth High School

Studying for examinations is good for the long term health of your mind

One good aspect about a bank holiday is I have time to tackle a newspaper crossword. I like to attempt them because I feel it gives my brain a good workout and apparently as your brain behaves like a muscle it needs regular exercise.

There is no doubt that age affects your ability to remember detail and it concerns me that some of the sharpness of youth has definitely dimmed over time. That is one of the reasons why I think studying for examinations helps the long term health of your mind. Young people establish excellent remembering techniques that stay with them for life.

It is all too easy to Google forgotten information and to keep our brains healthy we should keep trying to recall data.

It is probably no consolation to the GCSE students who started their examinations in earnest this week that studying for examinations is good for you.  School is not just about examination results, however, and acquiring knowledge, wisdom and experience is of greater significance compared to the outcome of any one single test. It is important that this is kept in mind as our pupils enter examination season.

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