The Study Sessions Podcast

In each episode listen to an expert, teacher, parent or student talk about an important aspect of the run up to exams. From sleep to revision techniques, we cover topics that will help you to support your teen. 

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On what happens after the GCSE exams

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...

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On answering common questions in the run up to GCSE exams

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...

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On revision techniques that work with Kate Jones

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...

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On creating a revision revolution at home with Helen Howell

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...

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On getting started with a GCSE or A Level revision plan

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...

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On how teens view time and preparation

On how teens view time and preparation

“I’ve got loads of time”, “It won’t take me long” or “I’ll do it later” come up time and time again as the top procrastination tactics with our teens. The fact that these things are rarely true does not mean it’s easy to convince them otherwise. So what is behind our...

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On encouraging self-sufficiency in our teens

On encouraging self-sufficiency in our teens

Having children is exhausting. I’m not daft! I guess I would have realised that would be the case when they were babies, toddlers and even growing up. But no one warned me that this was a perpetual thing right up until they fly the nest – and in some cases beyond. A...

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