Exams – what happens if my child fails?

Exams – what happens if my child fails?

Exams
It’s every parent’s nightmare: the envelope opened on Results Day, the tears and recriminations, the panicked rushing around trying to set up an alternative plan for September, the loss of a dream career... but it doesn’t have to be like that! In an ideal world, you could help your child avoid all of this; you’d find a way to let them sail through the exam season like a swan gliding across the local pond. After all, results are getting better each year and Freda Bloggs down the road is getting straight As, right? But there’s more to every story. Poor Freda might be working all the hours there are to make things appear so effortless; that swan is paddling its legs madly under the water! Getting revision right will help…
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How to get revising without piling on the pressure

How to get revising without piling on the pressure

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I have a shameful secret, which I’ve never shared in professional circles: I DIDN’T REVISE! Yes, you’ll see me in the classroom guiding my students on successful revision strategies, drawing up timetables, discussing the best way to do flashcards… but the truth is that I didn’t do any of those things – I was far too busy. I feel sorry for the students today who have to achieve so highly just to get into an average university; they don’t have the luxury of that choice, despite the number of uni places increasing every year. And though it is comparatively easy to progress to post-16 education, the enormous pressure on schools to climb the league tables is inevitably passed on to pupils taking their GCSEs. So how do you guide your…
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Help your child maximise their exam potential

Help your child maximise their exam potential

Exams
Ease into Exams – a course to help YOU help your young person perform their best Are you supporting someone who is taking exams this year? Is your young person anxious about their upcoming GCSEs, A Levels or Highers? Are you worried about what will happen if they don’t make the grades? The Life Tutor can help! As an educator with 20 years’ experience in schools and colleges, I know what kind of exam preparation works and what doesn’t. I’ve helped thousands of students avoid exam meltdowns and I’ve picked up the pieces when things haven’t gone according to plan. Join me and a supportive tribe of concerned parents/carers as we discover: • How to create the perfect conditions for revision • How to thrive during the exam season rather…
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