The higher a student's heart beat increases during an examination, the more likely they are to achieve better result, according to new research.
The survey, undertaken by AQA exam board, found that on average the most successful pupils' heart beat reached a level that was 23.9 beats per minute (bpm) faster than normal.
And those who performed at the bottom end of the class were found to have a minimal increase in heart beat - only around 3.9bpm more than their normal rate.
One of the leaders of the research, Suzanne Chamberlain, said: "This increase in heart rate is a sign that arousal encourages them (the students) to be more alert. It encourages them to work to the best of their ability, it sets the scene for better performance."
The students were fitted with heart monitors in the hours before the exam. For the highest performers, their heart rate increased from 79.8 beats a minute to 103.7 while sitting the exam. And the pulses of those who did not fare as well - their rate only went up slightly, from 78.5 to 82.4.
But the study does not recommend that those taking exams use stimulants to boost their heart rate.
- 2017年8月27日托福考试流程及考... 2017-07-27
- 2017年8月27日托福考试报名费用... 2017-07-27
- 2017托福语法指导：表示推测的用法... 2017-07-26
- 2017托福考试语法分析：定语名词的... 2017-07-26
- 2017年全国托福考试时间安排表... 2017-07-15
- 2017年整年托福考试时间及出成绩时... 2017-07-13
- 2017年7月上海托福考试时间安排... 2017-07-05
- 2017年7月托福考试时间安排（四川... 2017-07-05
- 关于托福考试费用的常见问题... 2017-05-10
- 2017年托福考试单常见问题... 2017-05-10