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 [...]

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 What to look out for: Insular, withdrawn and anti-social (more than normal for a teenager) Lack of communication [...]

Top Tips for SATs Prep

Hellooooo Friday Peeps! Just wanted to have a little chat about the upcoming SAT tests for year 6 pupils (and some year 5s if applicable). I've seen a lot of stressed out and panicky kids this week as we're getting seriously close to exam season. (If you have GCSE or A-Level offspring then please see [...]