Have you got a teenager studying for their GCSEs or A Levels? Do you want to encourage them to make the most of their potential in their education whilst also sensitively helping them to navigate the pitfalls of the school years? Subscribe to The School Success Formula to hear Lucy Parsons, author of The Ten Step Guide to Acing Every Exam You Ever Take, give you tips and strategies to support your child to exam success and get into the best universities (Lucy is a graduate of Cambridge University) with a brilliant UCAS application. You’ll also hear informative and helpful interviews with experts in subjects like teen mental health, special educational needs, careers, choosing schools and parenting. Find out more about Lucy and check out her blog at www.lifemoreextraordinary.com.
Getting the Grades in 2021: How to help your child reach their potential in this year’s GCSE and A-Level exams
It's been a tough two years for the current year 11s and 13s, but last week we found out how their GCSE and A-Level grades will be awarded. That means we're into the last few months when they can demonstrate to their teachers what they can do, and therefore what grades they deserve. In this […]
How to stop stressing about surprise tests
Sometimes, young people will be set ‘surprise' tests, only being given 24 or 48 hours notice that they're going to happen. For the most conscientious students this can be a really stressful experience, and that stress will often be transferred onto their parents. In this article, I'm going to help you to feel less stressed […]
5 Common Mistakes Students Make When Studying A-Level Biology
Is studying for your A-Level biology getting you down? There is so much content to learn, and even if you know your stuff it can often be tricky to get the marks in practice exam questions because the language the examiner is looking for is so specific. In this article, you'll find a summary of […]
Introducing Academic Coach, Zoe Holland
In this article I'd like to introduce you to Zoe Holland, who has joined my team as an academic coach, bringing a wealth of teaching and parenting experiences to the role. All about Zoe Holland, Academic Coach Zoe Holland is a recent Head of Sixth Form and senior leader with 21 years’ experience in teaching […]
What I’ve learned from my guests over the last 100 episodes
This is the 100th episode of The School Success Formula. I couldn't decide what to share in this episode so I asked members of The Extraordinaries Club and they asked me to talk about the things that I've learned from my guests over the last 100 episodes. I've learned huge amounts from them as they […]
What to do when your teenager wants you to back off about their studies
Are you worried about your child's grades? Have you been nagging them to do more work, only to find them becoming more and more resistant to the point where they've told you to back off? If so, all is not lost. There are things that can help – both your relationship with them and their […]
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Really informative podcast that’s great for students and parents.
Such an informative podcast
This is a clear, no nonsense podcast with interesting topics connected to schooling, studying whilst being mindful of the pressures our children are under. Highly recommended
Fabulous tool for parents and their teens!
I’ve put these on whilst I’ve been cooking, or pottering around the house, to learn more about the exam system and how to effectively support my son and daughter through their GCSE’s.
Both my children are very different in terms of motivation, discipline and focus so it’s helped to learn about different approaches to use with them both.
I’m now continuing to use the support from Lucy as my son looks towards A levels and his dream to go to Oxford.
I feel that by reviewing these valuable resources, he’s giving himself the best chance possible! It’s a fantastic service....and it’s free!!!!