All Posts by Lucy Parsons

3 Exam Technique Mistakes GCSE and A-Level Students Commonly Make

Is your teen struggling with their exam technique for their GCSEs or A-Levels? Exam technique is a skill that can be learned and practised so that your child can get better marks and grades. In this article we’ll talk about 3 exam technique mistakes that we commonly see GCSE and A-Level students making. They are: […]

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“Is it too late for revision to make a difference for this year’s GCSEs and A-Levels?”

If you or your child have exams this summer (2022) you may be wondering: “Is it too late for revision to make a difference for this year’s GCSEs and A-Levels?” The answer is no. It’s never too late to start doing the work, or to start revising. It’s also never too early (we’ll come to […]

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Why finding your study style is like finding your fashion sense

It’s a commonly known fact that teenagers like to fit in (whilst also standing out). It’s also fairly common for teenagers to feel a bit lost when it comes to their revision. These two things mean that teens who are struggling to know how to revise will very likely copy a friend’s study style, if […]

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Lack of motivation might not be the REAL problem behind your child’s revision struggles

Does your child say that they’re just not motivated to get on with their revision or do their homework? This is one of the most common problems that I hear from students. They say: “I can’t get motivated to study!” Or, “I’ve got no motivation for my revision.” But, when I probe a little more […]

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Stop telling yourself the lie that you don’t have time to learn to study

Are you, or your teen, telling yourselves the lie that you don’t have time to learn to study? This is something I hear frequently. “I haven’t got time to learn to study, I’m too busy studying!” “I’m too frazzled to help my child learn to study!” I hear you. We’re all busy and, in many […]

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STOP! Is your teen learning to revise before having these foundational study skills in place?

Year after year I see families coming to us for help with revision quite late into year 11 or year 13. The trouble is, learning to revise effectively without having your foundational study skills in place is like building a house without foundations: everything is likely to topple over at the first sign of trouble. […]

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Why traditional revision plans don’t work for many students

Over the years I’ve seen many students who diligently create revision plans in the way most people advocate, but then lose confidence and motivation when their plan goes awry. This has also happened to me. When you really think about it, it’s no surprise that these traditional revision plans go wrong. In this article we’ll […]

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7 Things GCSE and A-Level Students Commonly Get Wrong With Their Revision

Year after year I see GCSE and A-Level students making the same old mistakes with their revision. Here are the top seven… 7 Things GCSE and A-Level Students Commonly Get Wrong With Their Revision 1) Making a Revision Plan that’s doomed to fail Some students spend hours meticulously planning their revision. Their plans are weeks […]

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What grades don’t tell us (and how to assess yourself instead)

Do you want your child to get the top grades? Or, do you want them to get the best grades for them? The vast majority of the parents who choose to work with us at Life More Extraordinary Academic Coaching are looking for help so their children can reach their full academic potential – not […]

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[INVITATION] How to reach your academic potential with less stress and more success

I’m really excited to invite you to my brand new, fully revamped webinar How to reach your academic potential with less stress and more success. What you’ll discover in the webinar… The top 3 mistakes GCSE and A-Level students make when they’re preparing for their exams and why they’re costing you marks and grades My step-by-step system that has helped hundreds […]

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