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!
Episode 26 – Why parents need to prepare for the teenage years, with Caroline Jacobs
Caroline is a teenage boys mental health expert and an adolescent wellbeing coach. She helps teenage boys and young men to worry less, talk more, and become happier and more successful. Founder of ‘Mums of Growing Up Sons’ Facebook Group. Email: email@example.com Website: www.carolinejacobs.co.uk Get your ‘How to Feel More Connected to your Growing Up…
Episode 25 – Positive Parenting with Jenny Eastwood
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?…
Episode 24 – James Shone
James shares his remarkable story of overcoming considerable health challenges. His journey from headteacher designate to motivational speaker is awe-inspiring. www.icanandiam.com
Episode 22 – How to apply to Oxford or Cambridge University (part 2)
Dr. Mark King is the admissions director for Lucy College at Cambridge University. In the second instalment of the 2-part podcast, he talks through the final stages of the admissions process and covers a lot of the FAQ’s about applying to these two universities. In these two episodes, he leaves no stone unturned in explaining…
Episode 21 – How to apply to Oxford or Cambridge University (part 1)
Dr. Mark King is the admissions director for Lucy College at Cambridge University. In this 2-part podcast, he talks through the admissions process from start to finish. How important are GCSE grades? What post-16 subjects should be studied? What are the stages to an Oxbridge application? In these two episodes, he leaves no stone unturned…
Episode 20 – Kim Ward Difficult (but important) conversations: Bereavement
Kim Ward is the CEO of Katie’s Mission, a non profit organisation that focuses on suicide prevention. In this episode she shares her powerful story about her sister Katie and the work she does with mental health and suicide awareness.
Episode 19 – Viv Quick Difficult (but important) conversations: Sex and Pornography
As part of our ‘difficult (but important) conversations series, Viv Quick talks to us about the common issues that teenagers have when it comes to sex and pornography. Viv has worked for the NHS since 1960 and more recently has been a school nurse and a young persons sexual health worker. She was awarded an…
Episode 18 – Tash Walker – Difficult (but important) conversations: Gender and Identity
Tash Walker has been helping and supporting people to understand their gender identity through her work with the Switchboard LGBT organisation. Here she offers advice to parents with teens who have identified as part of the LGBTQ+ community.
Episode 17 – Tammy Banks Difficult (but important) conversations: Abusive relationships
Tammy has over 20 years of experience working across the criminal justice and social care sectors. This experience includes operational and management roles in statutory and charitable homelessness services, and as CEO of a charity working to prevent sexual abuse.