can parents make a difference?
Parental support is 8 times more important in
determining a child’s academic success than level of family income. The good
news is that you don’t need to be an expert in any of the subjects your child
chooses to make a real difference. You also don’t need to give up your life and
other responsibilities – you just need to know how best to spend the time you
do have.One of the hardest demands on students is
that of understanding the long-term importance of doing the best they can, and
learning to shelve short-term fun at times in the interest of long-term
benefits (not easy even for adults). Children will also differ in their levels
of maturity, their ability to take responsibility for their learning,
organisational skills and levels of motivation. This is where parents come in.
Your support, encouragement and interest can make a spectacular difference to
your child’s motivation and ability to cope with the academic and
organisational demands of the exam period.
Click here to read 'A Parent's guide to supporting your child through Year 11'
We now have a new Revision package - GCSEpod, which students are telling us is really useful. It offers a huge number of podcasts, directly linked to the examinations taken in the summer. Not all courses are covered.
Logging in details for students and how you might get involved - click here.
We strongly recommend this resource.