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.
Summer term means exams ahead!
Whether it’s finals for Years 11 and 13, AS for Year 12, or mocks for Years 10 and 12, the summer term may be short, but it’s tough. With a two-year “Covid-break”, the thought of exams may feel more nerve-racking than ever. Don’t forget that to help take into account missed school time over the past two years, adjustments have been made so that students know what areas of the syllabus they will be tested on and can take in formulas rather than having to remember them. If they haven’t already, encourage your teen to speak to their teachers about adjustments in their subjects.
If you’re worried about how exam stress could affect your teen, The Parents’ Guide to helping your teen manage exam nerves has plenty of information on signs to look out for, what you can do to help and where to go for support if it’s needed.
Helping your teen revise
We want our children to do well in exams and effective revision plays a crucial role. Whilst you can’t revise for your teen, there are lots of ways you can help them revise for themselves. The Parents’’ Guide to helping your teen revise includes five effective strategies to help them.
Make sure your teen’s prepared a revision timetable to help them make the most of the next few weeks. If they haven’t got one, here’s how you can help them: The Parents’ Guide to helping your teen create a revision timetable
How you can help at home
If you’d like to know more about what you can do at home to help your teen build resilience (both mentally and physically) we’ve got plenty of tips in The Parents’ Guide to Study and exam revision. There’s advice and information on: