We talked with Harry Smith, who has created countless revision guides and resources for Pearson (Edexcel) about what examiners are looking for. There are some gold nuggets of wisdom in here for anyone heading for GCSEs!
When it’s clear your teenager is having a tough time, it can be difficult to know what’s best for parents to do.
Keep our distance? After all, how else will they learn to be independent if we jump in to help every time we see that something’s wrong ?
Or do we plunge straight in with “Tell me what’s the matter and I’ll sort everything out”?
Here are some other options to try….
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Jenny Eastwood works for The Parent Team and her expertise in neuroscience and brain development enables her to provide great advice on positive parenting, especially for parents of teens approaching assessments ….. and all the stresses they bring. She also has brilliant advice around building motivation and confidence in teenagers. https://www.theparent.team/ What’s My Teenager Thinking?…
James shares his remarkable story of overcoming considerable health challenges. His journey from headteacher designate to motivational speaker is awe-inspiring. www.icanandiam.com
How to create a revision plan you can stick to!
Schools were given a clear directive this year that they need to tell students “where the marks are coming from, what those marks mean and just don’t tell them their final grade or you’ll be in trouble.” As a result of this approach, there is hope that fewer appeals will happen. Despite being open about everything with your grades on report cards and exams etc., it’s bound to still have many unhappy kids who want more time for an appeal because they feel as if something went wrong during testing.
Mind Mapping is a technique that allows you to organize your thoughts and information in a visual way. It’s much easier to remember things when they are organised in this way!
It’s a tough year. For both of you. If you’re dreading your child starting Y11 in September, you’re not alone. The following tips are designed to help your child stay on top of their GCSEs over the summer (with just a teeny bit of work) so they’ll get a proper break, but also have a…
After 2020’s grading fiasco, ‘algorithm’ has become a bit of a dirty word in education. Mention the idea of using an algorithm anywhere in the grading process, and you’ll have panicked parents demanding answers. But… Algorithms aren’t the enemy. Here’s why. An algorithm is a set of explicit instructions for completing a task. That’s it….