All Posts by Lauren Sandercock

How to revise GCSE English with 7 weeks to go

GCSE English can be overwhelming. Between the Literature and Language courses and the varying skills and knowledge needed for each, there’s a lot to master. There’s not much time left until summer exams start, so now’s the time to get everything clear in your head. Going forward, your revision should be strategic, make the most […]

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Introducing Academic Coach, Yutong Zhou

Yutong Zhou, the latest Academic Coach to join our team, knows from her own experience just how much impact a coach can have on a student’s life. In this week’s podcast episode, I talked with Yutong about What brought her to academic coaching How her past experiences have shaped her perspective on coaching Her background […]

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GCSE German: How to Revise for Confidence and Success

GCSE German students often get overwhelmed by all the long words and seemingly confusing rules. It can feel like a daunting task to get your head around the grammar and vocabulary and be able to walk into your exams with confidence.  Magdalena Ewan is a qualified German teacher and a full-time German tutor. She’s helped […]

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Introducing Academic Coach, Sarah Olsen

Sarah Olsen is the latest person to join my team of Academic Coaches. Sarah has lots of expertise to share with your teen when it comes to their studies and she brings to the team her experience in helping students with goal setting, careers, mindset and more. In this interview, I talked to Sarah about […]

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A-Level Politics: What You Need to Know to Succeed

Revising A-Level politics requires a different approach to any other A-Level subject. And, this year more than ever, it’s so important that A-Level politics students stay up to date with what’s going on in the world of politics.  I interviewed Zoe Holland, one of my academic coaches and an A-Level politics teacher with 21 years […]

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How to ace GCSE RE

It’s always been important for GCSE Religious Studies students to understand the specification. But the exam boards have made changes to GCSE RE courses in recent years, making it even more vital to get to know the new specification thoroughly. In the lead up to the How to Revise GCSE RE Masterclass with Chris Eyre, […]

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How to stay motivated to study

So many parents tell me that their teenagers struggle with how to stay motivated to study.  Motivation tactics like using biscuits as a reward can incentivise your teen to revise in the short term, but is it the best way to encourage your teen to achieve?  I talked to motivation expert Sharath Jeevan to get […]

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Introducing Academic Coach, David Rendle

David Rendle is the latest coach to join the academic coaching team at Life More Extraordinary and brings with him a wealth of experience working with students and as a parent.  David considers himself a life-long learner with a passion for conveying the love of learning to others, which can be seen in his long […]

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