All Posts by Lucy Parsons

A message for students about joining The Extraordinaries Club

So, your mum or dad wants you to sign-up to The Extraordinaries Club. Your instant reaction is “Nooooo! Don’t make me do yet another thing to do with school!” You’re feeling overwhelmed, over-stretched and stressed. School keeps on piling on homework, there might be coursework to do, and they keep telling you that you really should […]

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[64] Should you let your child fail their mocks?

  Failure is a scary thing. I’m pretty sure that you’re listening to this podcast because it’s your deepest desire as a parent to help your child to succeed. But, I’ve seen parents contemplating what to many is the unthinkable in recent weeks: letting their children fail. Today, I’m going to talk about: Our heightened […]

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[62] Why revision is like music practice or sports training

One thing I hear repeatedly from students is that the revision techniques they have tried ‘don’t work’. When I dig a bit deeper, they’ll say something like, “I made a couple of flashcards but they didn’t help.” I then ask, “How many times did you look at them?” And they’ll say, “Oh, a couple of […]

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“How is The Extraordinaries Club different to your book?”

If you’re considering joining The Extraordinaries Club, my online membership programme for families to help them through the exam years of GCSEs and A Levels, you might be wondering how it’s different to my book, The Ten Step Guide to Acing Every Exam You Ever Take. In this blog post I’ll explain the differences and help […]

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How to persuade your child that The Extraordinaries Club is right for them

You may have been checking out the information page about The Extraordinaries Club, my online club for the families of year 10-13 students supporting them through the exam years with less stress and more success, and wondering whether you should sign your family up for it. You may even have broached the subject with your […]

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[54] How to increase your chances of getting into Oxbridge

If you’re applying to Oxford or Cambridge University you’re undoubtedly aware of how competitive it is to get in. But, you’re also clever enough to realise that there are ways that you can improve your chances of getting in. In this podcast episode and blog post I’m going to give you some top tips on […]

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