Tuesday 27 September 2022

A Parents' Guide to GCSEs

GCSEs are a big part of a child’s development and learning, which will serve as the final test for students in years 10 and 11. It will be a tough and challenging time for your child, which is why you as their parents should be involved in each part of the process.

Each school will have their own set GCSE curriculum that will help their students learn about what will be expected of them in their exams. In this guide we will have you navigate how to get your child through their GCSEs.

The number of exams

Your child will have a number of exams to prepare for, which will have them feeling a bit overwhelmed with what’s to happen. Once your child receives their exam timetable you should plan ahead and get them working on what to prioritise first.

You can also plan ahead with your child by setting up when your child should start revising. They can work on each subject in the order they will appear when it comes to their exams, which will help them retain the knowledge they need.

What your child’s grades mean for their future

If your child has particular subjects they want to study in College or at A Level, then now is the time for them to put the effort in. They may well need specific grades to help them work towards the courses they want to study later on in life. Help your child work on this, and give them the space to prioritise their time and effort on the subjects they need to pay attention on.

How your child’s school can help

There are other resources you may want to consider exploring to help your child’s studies. If they have a clear path in mind then you should see what you can do to help. Tuition, extra teacher support and clubs can help your child with their progress.

1 comment:

  1. I'm getting closer to this stage and dread it. My eldest is choosing which she wants to do this year. Scary times!!!