Category Archives for Parents

[40] 3 Ways to Improve Your Exam Technique Fast

The first obstacle that many parents like you face is supporting your child to actually start and then continuing revising. I’ve talked about this in other episodes (Episode 22: 9 Reasons Why Your Child Isn’t Revising and What To Do About It; and, episode 37: Consistency: the key to excellent exam results). However, if they start revising […]

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[39] Getting Girls Into Engineering with Hayley Loren

Often seen as a male-dominated industry, more and more women are joining the engineering workforce today. On today’s show we meet the very inspiring Hayley Loren, an engineer in the offshore wind industry. She shares with us the fun in science and engineering, and the importance for parents to facilitate their child’s passions at an […]

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[38] How your child can get into a top American Ivy-League University with Veronica Moore

Some of the top universities in the world like Harvard, Princeton and Brown University are in the American Ivy-League. Parents and students in the UK often overlook the opportunity to apply for such a place because of costs, uncertainty of the application process, and so much more. On today’s show I speak with Veronica Moore, […]

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[37] Consistency: the key to excellent exam results

People often ask me what is ‘the one thing’ that it takes to achieve excellent exam results. In the past I’ve offered up answers such as: Determination Hard work Doing past papers But, actually all these things just help people to do the true ‘one thing’ that it takes to get amazing grades. What is […]

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[36] What no-one’s telling you about what GCSE and A Level examiners are really looking for

Today, I want to let you into a great, big, fat secret that your child’s teachers and their exam boards have been keeping from them. In fact, your own teachers and exam boards almost certainly kept it from you. I only found out this secret in the last few months from the little clues they […]

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[35] SPD: Dealing with heightened senses and Sensory Processing Disorder with Becky Lyddon

When we’re nervous we tend to fiddle – we want to be aware of our bodies to keep ourselves alert. For those who suffer from Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD), senses are even more heightened so sufferers find alternative ways to calm and process their senses. SPD comes in many forms, including distorted hearing, sight and […]

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[34] “How can I help my child revise?”

As exam season looms ever closer you might be wondering how you can help your children to revise. Today, I’m going to highlight the five key areas in which you can offer your support with your child’s revision. “How can I help my child revise?” Motivation Motivation is key to successful revision. Your child needs […]

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[33] Make your children love science through ‘wow’ moments with Dr Matt Pritchard

Our guest today is Dr Matt Pritchard. He is a science magician and Curator of Wonder. His amazing performances both inspire and inform. Matt loves being creative and is passionate about simplifying the complex. As an independent science communicator he performs to over 50,000 people a year and works with organisations like The Royal Institution, […]

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[32] Helping your child to choose their A levels

If your child is currently going through the process of choosing their A Level subjects they might be agonising over the different options. They want to keep their options open and do what they enjoy at the same time. In this week’s episode of The School Success Formula I’m going to give you some pointers […]

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[31] Teen Mental Health Today with Daniel Licence

1 in 10 young people have a diagnosed mental health problem – and 70% of those don’t get the proper intervention at an early enough age. We need to keep an open discussion about mental health, so we can learn more about the symptoms and reduce the problems. I speak today with Daniel Licence, a […]

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