GCSE Revision Tips

Howdy Peeps! GCSEs have begun! Practical and Oral exams are in progress and the first written exams are only 3-4 weeks away (depending on which options were taken). The good news is that it's not too late to revise. I will be focussing on last-minute revision but the methods can be used by year 10 [...]

Time Management 101

Helloooo Saturday Peeps! I had a lovely long chat with my daughter last night (seriously, it was like 1am!). She's trying to organise her life because she has a lot more going on now. So I thought I'd share with y'all what we talked about regarding time management for students. Prioritise: What's most important? What [...]

Encouraging Without Pushing

G'day Friday Peeps! It's hard not to turn into the pushy, over-competitive Mum. Especially when it comes to learning because that's my thing. My daughter is currently in the middle of Mid-Term exams (and is largely unimpressed with the whole thing, like every other pupil I've spoken to!). I have been reminding her to study [...]

Mock Exams

Howdy Friday Peeps! GCSE-takers will be in the midst of mock exams for the next couple of weeks and the year 10s will be waiting to start theirs after year 11 have finished. This may be the first time some of them have experienced exam pressure, so go easy on them (see Revision Time! and Is Your Child [...]

Exams And More Exams

Morning  Peeps! I know it's Sunday, but if you have a child approaching GCSEs, A-Levels or SATs right now- or are taking them yourselves-  then this is for you. If you haven't already, you may want to read Back To The Grindstone/The Final Push and start from there. For SATs takers: Top Tips for SATs Prep SATs [...]