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.
It's the summer holidays!
Whether your teen’s in GCSE years or sixth form, the summer holidays are a good time to plan ahead and reduce pressure during term time. We’ve got some great suggestions on what you might like to do and why.
What’s next – free download
Now is a good time to start thinking about what your teen’s next steps are after GCSE or sixth form next summer, especially if they’re currently in year 10 or 12. They’ll be making many of those decisions during the autumn and spring terms. The Parents’ Guide to What’s Next provides a summary of all options Post 16 and Post 18, so you’ll know what choices they have and what to bear in mind when making those decisions. It’s free too! Download your copy below:
"Parental engagement is a powerful lever for raising achievement in schools"
Harris & Goodall, University of Warwick
The Parents’ Guide to Standing out from the crowd (Years 10-13)
The summer hols are a fantastic time for your teen to start or develop their hobbies. Did you know that having different interests can improve their skillset (such as being able to communicate well, work with others, problem solve, be adaptable) and develop their personal strengths (such as improving confidence, being resilient, compassionate, and empathetic)? Best of all, these activities can be fun and enjoyable too.
We’ve got suggestions of different hobbies to suit all personality types, explaining how each one is directly linked to supporting their applications (whether for jobs or further education) as well as helping them find out more about things they might like to do in the future.
It’s all in: The Parents’ Guide to Standing out from the crowd