In this episode, you’ll hear from Kate. Kate is in the unenviable position of having both her children sitting exams in 2022. Tabitha taking her A Levels and Jude, his GCSEs.

Tabitha, like all other A Level students, was the first year of cancelled GCSE exams. Kate tells about the impact that has in addition to the disrupted start to Tabitha’s courses. Similarly, Kate shares how her son, who was diagnosed with ADHD a few years ago, is managing in the run-up to his first public exams.

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Kate is very open and lively in sharing her perspective – which is formed not just as a mum but also teacher, safeguarding lead and governor (amongst other hats). It’s great to hear her thoughts on, as she puts it, a “conspiracy of Olympic-grade parenting”. She also considers the importance of having a parent-peer you can relate to. Someone who’ll act as a sounding board and perhaps a sanity checker!

In this third season of the podcast, Nathan – founder of The Study Buddy – will be talking to parents, students and teachers. Sharing these real-life experiences will confirm we’re not alone and should also provide plenty of advice and tips when it comes to supporting our own teens.

The Study Buddy is an innovative method for managing revision in the run-up to GCSE and A-Level exams. For more information about The Study Buddy’s approach to organising study, time management and revision skills visit

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