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Preparation is key to success, so it’s a good idea to plan ahead. There’s a lot to keep on top of throughout Years 10-13, so our “What’s next” tab will always contain information that’s especially relevant at certain times of the year.

The Parents' Guide to Getting ahead  in the summer holidays - 2021
Suitable for parents of 15-18 year olds

2021 has been another tricky year so far and your teen is likely to have experienced yet more disruption to their studies. Our advice is not to dwell on what they may have missed but focus on using the summer to boost their experience to help them prepare for the autumn term and future applications they will want to make.

This free guide includes information on:

  1. Making the most of the summer holidays;

  2. Boosting knowledge;

  3. Researching apprenticeships;

  4. Researching university courses;

  5. Writing a personal statement;

  6. Preparing to leave home;

  7. Protecting their mental wellbeing.


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We have 50 years of research showing that what families do matters. Whether it’s loving school, university access, good attendance, or academic success, family engagement has positive correlations with all sorts of indicators

Dr Mapp - Senior lecturer at the Harvard Graduate School of Education

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