Preparing for Exams

The GCSE examinations can be a stressful time for parents who often feel that they don’t have the necessary subject knowledge to support their child.

Every parent, regardless of level of education, can have a major impact on the achievement of their child by reinforcing the following key messages:

  • It is vital that students do not just keep reading and rewriting their notes.  They must quiz/test themselves to ensure that they can remember the information they will need for the examinations. 
  • Students should break down the information they want to learn into small, manageable sections and perform short repeatable tasks that build into a habit. Studying for all subjects on a rotation will help with this.
  • Avoid distractions by creating a space that you use only for study, and blocking small periods of time that you dedicate to one task, and one task only.
  • The most important thing is to look after yourself. Taking breaks, staying active, getting enough sleep and eating right will give you the POWER TO PERFORM!