EGA School

Helping your Child with her GCSE Exams

studying GCSE

GCSE examinations can be a worrying prospect for your child and she will be under a great deal of pressure with coursework deadlines and examination preparation. Parents/Carers may find it difficult to support their children through this time. This parent guide is a list of possible strategies that may help you with this support.
Please ensure that you:
 
Ensure that your child attends school regularly and on time
Talk to your daughter about her learning, work she has to do and deadlines
Contact your daughter’s tutor if you have any questions or concerns about your daughter
Attend Parents’ evening
Check your daughter’s revision timetable for mock exams which are in December
Check your daughter’s examination timetable and ensure she understands when her exam take place
Read your daughter’s copy of the Summer Examination Timetable
Attend all meetings and workshops organised for parents to assist their children with GCSE work.
 
Coursework
 
Students will have many deadlines to meet during this year.
You can help your daughter by:
 
Monitoring her coursework. Find out what she has to do and when it has to be handed in.
Making sure she is doing some work every evening;
Contacting her tutor if she says she has no work to do, or if she is worried about a piece of work.
Encouraging her to attend clubs, half-term, Easter, and Saturday revision classes.
Encouraging her to buy study guides 
Encouraging her to use the numerous websites available to support her coursework and revision e.g. http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks4bitesize/english 
Encouraging her to go on curriculum based school trips 
 
Practical Support that you can offer:
 
Provide her with a quiet place to study
Make sure she takes regular breaks
Ensure that she eats healthy food and drinks plenty of water
Test her on the work she has been revising or encourage older siblings to test her
Ensure that she goes to bed at a reasonable time and gets enough sleep;
Ensure that she revises thoroughly for both the mock and final examinations.
 
You can contact your daughter’s tutor/head of year if you wish to discuss any GSCE related issues.

 

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Summer Term 2017
Start: 18th Apr
Half Term: 29th May-2nd June
End of Term: 21st July
 
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End of Term:21st Dec
 
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