Parents are the best cheerleaders as our teenager face the GCSE & A-level examination in the summer
GCSE and A-level students are now in the middle of their summer examinations – with the two weeks after the half term being the busiest of all the exam weeks. For those who are taking GCSE, they have done almost half of the exams by now – with the more demanding ones to come in the first two weeks of June. For A-level students most of the heavy exams are in early to mid-June.
As parents, one of the best things we can do for the young person who is taking examinations at this moment is to keep providing them the encouragement and moral support they need. We have to play the role of both a cheerleader and a counsellor at the same time!
It is useful to keep having a chat with the teenager about how the exams are going and also about the preparations they are making for the papers they are yet to take. My colleagues and I have written extensively about the support and guidance relating to exam prep in the last few years. Below are links to some of the blogpost that we have published and I very much hope you will find them beneficial.