1)Our half yearly's aren't far away so can you tell us how to deal with large amounts of pressure and stress especially for those who go to tutors as my parents are expecting good results.
It is difficult to give one a definitive list or procedure of how to deal with pressure and stress because it depends on the individual, pressure and stress comes from many different sources, sometimes it may not just be academic, but encompasses familial, personal or peer expectations as well as a lot of other dependent factors. However, you need to remember that although your parents are expecting good results, you need to make sure they have a realistic expectation of you. You need to study hard to ensure you achieve good results for YOURSELF. Don't add too much pressure from external expectations because excessive stress can cripple your performance (something I learnt in my external HSC exams-I took on too much responsibility and felt far too stressed because everyone had extremely high expectations of me and I didn't do as well as I could have liked to-even though I have given it my very best shot).
Some general tips for dealing with ACADEMIC pressures and stress
1)Identify the source(s) of stress and classify it as short term/long term
2)Perhaps brainstorm the positive and negative effects of the stress source on your physical and psychological health(quickly jot down a few words on a piece of paper).
3)Make sure you identify people-i.e. your parents and teachers who can help you alleviate such pressure-i.e. by reducing your housework chores or answering any questions you may have. Also make sure you stay connected with your friends-they will be the best source of motivation in exam times.
4)It is essential to make a to-do list/study timetable of some sort to organise your time properly so you don't waste time thinking about how you are going to spend time, but rather you will be doing things that will be reducing your stress and assisting you to consolidate your knowledge based on what you have studied so far.
What you have done sounds fine-but I highly recommend you to do some past papers-if you can get your hands on any past school papers of your school on the relevant subjects, this would be ideal-and do it under exam conditions-this would give you a realistic understanding of how you will be performing. I think if you want quicker feedback for your English essay, you can possibly ask people on bored of studies to give you some comments. What textbooks are you using for chemistry and maths?
When are your half yearlies? Just make sure you plan well, take care of your body and stay FOCUSED and DETERMINED-and you will be fine. If you have any more questions, feel free to ask