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 [...]

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 [...]

Back To The Grindstone/The Final Push

Morning Peeps! Today (or at some point this week) the schools go back for Summer Term....yes, summer... even though we've not really had spring yet! For many kids (and teachers) this is the beginning of the final slog, exams are imminent. Remind them to try their best, keep calm and that there's always another chance. Some [...]

SATs Practice

Morning Peeps! If you have a child in year 5 0r 6 (aged 10-11) then you probably know the SATs tests are in May. Parents keep asking me for practice papers so their child can get some extra revision in. I will put some links below, but first, a word of warning: Most children will [...]

Is Your Child Stressed?

Morning lovely Wednesday Peeps! I spoke the other day about SATs Prep and Instilling Confidence in Children. I can't stress how important those are, but perhaps a more urgent issue is learning to read the signs that they are stressed. What to look out for: Insular, withdrawn and anti-social (more than normal for a teenager) Lack of communication [...]