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 making changes that stick with Shahroo Izadi

On making changes that stick with Shahroo Izadi

They say that around 80% of new years resolutions will fail by mid-Feb. That’s an awful lot of promises to revise harder for students and “I’ll stay stress-free” for parents that will have fallen by the wayside. But these things are important to see through. So just...

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On creating a productive parent-child relationship

On creating a productive parent-child relationship

For most of us, a successful week of revision comes from us not having to nag or coerce our children – well not too much at least. The idea that there could be some symbiotic relationship, where parent and child actually grow and thrive throughout all of this might...

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On trying not to be that overbearing parent

On trying not to be that overbearing parent

There’s not a parent amongst us who doesn’t want their child to do well. After all, them doing well gives them more options. It will raise their self-esteem and confidence. And often, from our point of view, it’s what we know they are truly capable of…. But is there a...

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On target grades and school reports with David Didau

On target grades and school reports with David Didau

The end of term reports are in. In many households, this can hold more sway over Christmas harmony than Santa’s naughty and nice lists. But are we right to put so much store in them? By which I mean the predicted grades not Santa's lists, obviously. In the episode,...

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On wanting to do well but struggling with motivation

On wanting to do well but struggling with motivation

This week's guest is teen, Emily. She's taking her GCSE exams in 2022. She talks openly about motivation (or lack of)  even though she knows the exams are important. She also explains why she wouldn't mind if exams were cancelled. It's great to have a teen...

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On successful habits and study skills

On successful habits and study skills

It’s been quite a while since many of us have taken an exam. So, it’s understandable that we might have forgotten some of the best practices. To be honest I suspect a number of us may not have been especially au fait with those best practices at the time either. That...

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On boarding school

On boarding school

Parenting can be a thankless task at times. Sure there are great bits to it, and on balance we wouldn’t be without them. Well, not all of us, and not all of the time. But there are aspects of the role that can be unwelcomed. The disciplinarian or enforcer role. The...

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On co-parenting and blended families

On co-parenting and blended families

Our guest this week is Darren. He's dad to two teens: a girl who is in the first year of A Levels and a boy sitting GCSEs in 2022. Darren talks about his experiences of supporting teens when they live half the time with him, half the time with his ex-wife. We cover...

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