Everything you need to support your child
Do GCSEs seem like a minefield for you as a parent? Confused about what subjects your child should take? Don’t know your AQA from your Edexcel? Have no idea whether your child is on track or behind? Dreading the thought of revision or coursework?
We’ve got you covered.
- Revision tips and advice, so you can be sure your child is revising effectively, and in a way that suits them, so they’re fully prepared for the exam content.
- Exam technique advice, so they’ll be able to squeeze every mark they can out of each exam.
- A comprehensive overview of each subject, complete with recommended revision resources, so you can be sure they haven’t missed anything.
- Tips delivered in bite-sized chunks in a weekly email, so you can get all the information you need, when you need it, without getting information-overload.
- Access to all the help videos and information in our members area.
- How to help your child build great study skills for life.
- How to improve your child’s attitude towards exams, including tips for motivation and for stress-reduction
- Preparing for Post-16 choices
- CV building tips (that look great on university applications)
- Two drop-in Q&A sessions in our member-only Facebook group each month
We’ve helped 1000s of parents since we started.
We’d love to help you too.
Join the membership
You don’t have to do this alone any more.
We’ll give you all the tools and all the advice you need, answer your questions, and hold your hand through the whole process if you need us.
It doesn’t have to be this stressful.
The stress comes from the uncertainty and the frustration – pandemics may be unpredictable, but GCSEs aren’t.
You don’t have to do this alone.
We have a supportive community of experts and of parents going through the same journey you are.
You CAN make a difference.
Not just to your child’s RESULTS, but also to their confidence, their independence, their general wellbeing, and their future.
You can also strengthen your relationship with your child by facing this together, on the same team. Not nagging, but supporting.
Denise & Amy – Members since Sept 2019
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She actually looks forward to the weekly emails we receive so she can put the advice into play rather than thinking I’m nagging her to simply revise… she now knows where to start!
– Heidi from Peterborough
I’ve used all of ‘The One Thing This Week’ tips with my son. They have really helped me to engage with him and understand how he is feeling and how I can help. The whole process has strengthened my relationship with him as he knows what I am saying comes from actual research and he knows that I am here to help and support him.
– Katie from Norwich
Overall, the programme so far has been as we hoped – telling us stuff we didn’t even know we needed to know, and helping our responsible, bright Y11 feel on top of things.
– Jen from Sheffield
Well hi there! I’m Emily Hughes, and I’m so glad you’re here.
After 15 years as a teacher, I thought I’d learned everything I needed to know about GCSEs. Then my own kids started theirs, and boy was I wrong!
Turns out that as a parent, you have far more power than you realise in terms of supporting your child. It also turns out that the tricky part is getting them to listen to you in the first place…
There is no-one else in the world that can have the same impact on your child as you can.
When you know how to help them make the best start, or organise themselves, or you know which revision methods work best for them, it makes a HUGE difference.
We’ve found a way for you to bypass the usual eye-rolling, grunting teenage responses using our tried and tested ‘B-2 Stealth System’, so we can help you even if you usually get shot down by your child long before any advice can ‘take’. 😉
It makes my day when I hear about the difference this membership is making to people’s lives – I’m looking forward to hearing your success stories!
Introducing the Parent Guide to GCSE Membership
Join the #ParentsWhoKnow
✔︎ You’ll know how to help them be prepared for their GCSEs (even in a pandemic!)
✔︎ You’ll know how to help them get (and stay) organised
✔︎ You’ll know how to help them work smarter, not harder, and use the most effective study techniques for them
✔︎ You’ll know they’re fully prepared for whatever exams throw at them
✔︎ You’ll know they’re fully prepared for whatever LIFE throws at them
… and, you’ll know they’ve been proving themselves to their teachers from the start
… because KNOWLEDGE beats NAGGING. Every time.
(and if there’s anything you don’t know yet, we run two drop-in Q&A sessions in the private members-only Facebook group each month)
Denise knows (and Amy knows too!)
“My daughter wasn’t that keen for me to get more involved with her revision, but I felt ‘forearmed is forewarned’ and my gut told me that being able to gently guide her from a distance would be the best way forward and would give her the best opportunity to excel.
A deal was agreed between us that we would have a ten minute catch up every Sunday evening and I would relay the contents of the email and my daughter would run through her week. Sometimes it ended in me being asked to leave, but on the whole, it happened and was constructive, even if said daughter didn’t admit it at the time!
The weekly emails were extremely supportive, succinct and full of useful links to additional suggested resources, with additional ideas and revision suggestions. Focussing on a different subject each week and with a ‘one thing this week…’ suggestion, I felt the programme brought me up-to-date (things have changed A LOT since the late 1980’s, it turns out!).
“When Mum first told me about the programme she had signed up to, I was sceptical at first, as I didn’t want Mum to interfere with my work. I had already started thinking about my revision and didn’t think I needed any extra help or guidance.
What I have found is that the weekly emails really helped me. The extra links to free resources I didn’t know were available were more than what I had already been told about at school and saved a huge amount of time. The ideas for revision, planning and what to focus on for that week were very useful and looking back, I feel I had the best chance to succeed.
Schools generally do a fantastic job of making sure your teenager knows everything they need to know in order to pass their exams. That said, teenagers aren’t always the best at communicating (or remembering), so it often doesn’t filter through to parents. While you can entrust a lot of this to schools, your child spends around 50% of their possible learning time at home, so they need someone to help keep them on track there too.
You can find quite a bit of it, if you have the time to search, and you know what to search for. Trouble is, there’s a lot of bad advice out there, as well as a lot of old advice. We do the filtering-out-the-rubbish bit, so you don’t have to.
If it helps, think of us as a time-saving subscription box. You’ll have seen the meal-prep kit adverts – instead of going shopping, deciding what to cook, searching for recipes, and checking whether you have all the ingredients (and then measuring them), you just get them to send you a box with all the right stuff in, including instructions. No wasted time or effort, and no brain power required (because let’s face it, your day has been challenging enough already).
We do that, but instead of dinner, we ‘prep’ your knowledge about what to talk to your child about to keep them on track!
Other than reading the emails, and watching any videos you are interested in, it’s really up to you how long you spend getting involved. The aim is to make our tips things you could discuss over the dinner table with your child, since we know you’re busy!
We will be creating exam-board specific materials – there will be a bank of documents for each subject and each exam board that will have the specification, revision checklists, and past papers. Content for many subjects is pretty similar across exam boards (maths particularly for example), but for those that do vary, we’ll give advice for each exam board.
We haven’t covered CCEA, as they are set up quite differently (they have modular exams). We do however have AQA, OCR, Edexcel, WJEC / Eduqas and CIE covered.
Yup. Got those covered too.
My child has a learning difficulty – will you be able to help us find a way to revise that works for him?
We’ll be covering plenty of options, so that you can help your child find the right one(s) for them, and use them efficiently. Everyone is different, so we’re covering all the bases.
You can cancel the monthly plan at any time, and we won’t take any more payments.
We’re always happy to hear from you, so if you feel we’ve missed anything, or could be doing better, then please do let us know!
Private tutors are a great way to improve a specific grade. If it’s just one subject you’re concerned about, then that’s the way to go. We however, provide you as a parent with the tools you need to help your child improve all their grades, by improving their study skills overall. We’ll also help you to make this a less stressful year for the whole family, by making your interactions with your child more support, less ‘nag’.
We’ve also teamed up with YourFavouriteTeacher.com to offer 50% off for our members – they cover the whole of the GCSE Maths & English curriculum with online lessons, quizzes and worksheets.
GCSEs in Wales are graded differently (you sensibly stuck with A*-G), but we will be including WJEC (the Welsh exam board)-specific information in the programme too.
We’re not including CCEA in our exam boards this year, as it’s a little too differently set up (they still allow for students to take exams in January, rather than all at the end of the course. If your child’s exams are mostly with CCEA, we won’t be very helpful to you. We’re sorry.
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