On A Levels in 2022, supporting a child with ADHD and the importance of other parents to talk with

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 […]

On focus, the gap to GCSEs and helping without interferring

In this episode, you’ll hear from Barbara and her experiences with her teen daughter, Laura.  Barbara and her family moved to England from Portugal in 2013. You might think that cultural and language issues feature among Barbara’s concerns for her GCSE facing teen. Well you – and I – would be wrong! The issues that […]

The Study Session Podcast Returns with Season 3 – Good habits for GCSEs

The Study Sessions is back on the air for a third season. Join us as we explore ways of helping parents to support their teenage exam-facing teens. Not just surviving the exam period, but thriving in preparation! At least, that’s the dream! Throughout season 3 we will focus on the real experiences of parents, students […]

What’s happening to GCSE and A-level exams in 2022?

Today (30th September 2021) has been a big day for exam announcements in England . Ofqual has made three significant calls that affect students sitting their GCSE, A-Level and vocational exams in 2022. For many months students and their parents – and indeed teachers – have been wondering what changes might be made to courses […]

Growing Motivated: How we can develop and encourage motivation in our teens with Mark Enser

“Studying’s boring. I’ve already done enough. The test’s not for ages. The teacher told us it wasn’t important. What’s the point, I’m rubbish anyway?” I could go on with the list of typical student reactions to the prospect of revision. Not only have I heard them from my own children and other students, but I […]