Foolproof planning without the stress
Make GCSE and A Level revision work for you.
If your New Year’s resolutions include working smarter and more efficiently towards exams, we’re here for you.
- Procrastination busting
- Prevents subject avoidance
- Clear understanding of what needs to be done
- Increases control and reduces anxiety
- Nag-free encouragement!
GCSE Revision can be overwhelming. But it doesn’t have to be.
The Study Buddy is an approach to managing time. Especially important in the run-up to exams.
We can get up and running quickly. And our award-winning tools will help to keep you on track.
Most importantly they can keep anxiety under control and build confidence ready for assessments.
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Time for Plan A
We have something for everyone! Our innovative kits break down GCSE subjects into bite-sized chunks. This makes planning easy. And it makes sure the whole course is covered.
HomeStudy Starter Pack
Our innovative revision bundle has everything you need to organise your teenager to their GCSEs, while giving them control and responsibility.
The Buddy Board
up to 60 magnetic cards
Dry wipe pens and eraser set
The Original GCSE Bundle
Everything you need to get going quickly with your GCSE study planning. And at 20% off of the cost of the separate items!
The Buddy Board
Magnetic GCSE revision sets for 10 subjects
The Digital Tracker
Personal Study Summary
Dry wipe pens and eraser set
GCSE Jotter Set
The new Study Buddy GCSE Desk Jotter and Labels is portable and lightweight. Ideal for Year 11 GCSE-facing teens.
A3 desk planner
Revision sticker sheets for 10 GCSE subjects
Get organised with the original GCSE Revision Bundle.
Everything you need to structure your revision for mocks and final exams.
- Magnetic Whiteboard
- 10 GCSE revision sets
- Digital Tracker
- Study Summary
- Dry Wip pens and eraser set
It’s not just about getting top marks, it’s about empowerment, habit building and good mental health.
courses including GCSEs, iGCSEs, BTEC, A Levels, AS Levels
You get the revision sets you need for your subject and exam board so your preparations are spot on.
Planning for Exam Success
An agile approach to organisation
Often studying fails because the approach is too rigid. Our method focuses on what’s possible and uses feedback to adapt. And making it really obvious what needs to be done to be exam ready.
Leaving GCSE results to chance is never going to be a winning mindset.
Our approach delivers confidence through straightforward breakdown of the work that has to be done.
No surprises and no panicking.
Real world tools.
Do you find yourself worrying if your child is doing enough, or isn’t on top of their studies?
With The Study Buddy it’s really clear to see what’s got to be done and what is in plan.
An unworkable plan is no good to anyone.
A great plan needs to be based on achievable goals. And it should be realistic.
You can’t set them in stone. But you can determine with magnets and our buddy board!
More than just a timetable
For as long as there have been ex students have struggled to get grips with revision. The Study Buddy method is an innovative way of managing a studying workload.
Focuses the mind on short term goals. Achievable and satisfying.
The parent role becomes more about supporting and less about hassling.
A comprehensive backlog of course units lets you know what has to be done.
Builds Future Skills
The entire approach helps develop prioritisation and task management skills.
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Balance social and study
The weekly schedule lets you plan study activities and the all important lie-ins!
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Used by students
Trusted by parents.
The Study Buddy was created by a dad to help his son with his GCSEs back in 2017. Since then we’ve been supporting students all over the country to fulfil their potential. (And helping parents destress!)
“Excellent customer service. Wonderful products which have helped my daughter get sorted for her revision for GCSEs.”
Mum to a teen girl
“I think the best thing about this method is that the conflict between Joe and I about his study time and revision was removed…
I felt like I was in touch with how he was getting on without nagging him all the time.”
Mum to teen boy
The Study Sessions Podcast
Expert guests helping you support your exam-facing teen
Preparing for the GCSE Journey
You can almost hear the collective sigh of relief from those of us who’ve now come to the end of the exam period road. Now, all we have to do is wait for the results. But amongst us there are year 10 parents, the next cohort of GCSE studying families, considering the...
On what happens after the GCSE exams
The end of exams brings with it an almost palpable lifting of a weight. The hard work has been done – or not – and now all you have to do is wait. And I say “all” like it’s easy in itself. For some this waiting period can be a little fraught too. So what are the best...
On apprenticeships as an alternative to university- “Get The Jump”
There’s a broad presumption that after school there’s A levels and then onto university for a degree. A lot of young people just seem to get swept along on this fast-flowing river of higher education. But with increasing options and alternatives, are we doing enough...
On answering common questions in the run up to GCSE exams
It’s not long now until the exams. It’s a time when nerves can get frayed, and tensions run high. This is the stage of revision that is most marked by the rhetorical questions like my personal favourite: Shouldn’t you be revising? Wouldn’t it be great if there were...
On revision techniques that work with Kate Jones
“I’ve been revising for ages” is often something that battle weary parents will have heard when asking how it’s going. As if lapsed time, spent near an open book or with a YouTube video playing a good use of time. But to be fair, it’s not just the procrastinators and...
On finding a sense of normality – when things are anything but
Keeping up with the Jones’ was always used as an expression about consumerism, upgrading the washing machine, getting a fancier car, holidaying to the Costa Del Sol – if my Essex childhood was ever in any doubt, this is proof positive! At some point it seemed that...
On supporting anxious and overworking teens with Dr Dominique Thompson
The run-up to exams is an anxious time for all teens – and their parents. A certain amount of stress is not only normal, it can also be a good thing. It shows that the outcome is important. However, some young people feel that pressure to perform much more than...
On creating a revision revolution at home with Helen Howell
There’s a widely recognised link between how well teens do in their exams – and in school generally – and the kind of interest and support they get at home over around their education. At least that’s how I justify any fleeting moments of overbearing nagging to my...
On getting started with a GCSE or A Level revision plan
If you ask any exam facing student whether they want to fail, they will tell you they don’t. Of course. And invariably they’ll know that to not fail (but especially to do well) they have to revise a bit. But strangely this acceptance doesn’t always translate into...
Advice. Tips. News.
How to schedule time for your revision
We take time – and filling it – for granted. But using it well isn’t something that happens by accident and it isn’t always something that comes naturally. Follow our three simple steps to planning time effectively
Managing stress levels when it comes to GCSE revision
Exams are a well known source of of stress. But it's not just the immediate run up to them that causes anxiety. Revision can be a daunting prospects for our teens too. It is not a surprise that GCSEs, A Level and degree final exams can cause a considerable amount of...
I’m starting to panic about Year 11 and GCSEs
It's not uncommon for some students to feel anxious about the start of their final GCSE year. Here's what we advise. First things first, you've got this. And there's no end of people who are more than willing to lend a hand and support you (whether that's teachers,...
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