A charity has seen hundreds of youngsters seeking help from it as they struggle with exam stress.
New figures from the NSPCC Childline base in Aberdeen show volunteers dealt with 171 calls from pupils struggling to cope during this period.
This compared with 150 contacts in 2016/2017.
A spokeswoman for Aberdeen Childline said the organisation has been dealing with an increasing number of contacts from young people about exam stress.
Young people said the prospect of taking exams was having a negative effect on their mental health, saying it was leading them to feeling depressed or experiencing anxiety.
Peter Wanless, NSPCC chief executive, said: “It is therefore vital that family, friends and teachers are there to support children and teenagers during this stressful time, listening to them and keeping them calm and focused so they can properly prepare for the challenges to come.
“However, they should also remember that if things don’t go exactly according to plan there will be lots of other opportunities for them to express themselves and succeed.”