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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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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Why a tutor isn’t necessarily the answer to your child’s study and revision problems

For many parents, when their children are struggling at school the immediate solution that springs to mind is to hire a private tutor. But, what if a tutor isn’t the solution to your child’s study and revision problems? In this article we’ll discuss: The typical problems GCSE and A-Level students experience (and why) How to […]

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The best way to increase revision and exam confidence

One of the reasons many students fail to get started with their revision is that they have little/zero confidence: In how to revise – and that it will actually make a difference to their grades About how to do well in exams This lack of self belief stems from two places: Not having had success […]

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Is nagging about revision ruining your relationship with your teen? Let’s talk about it…

One of the most horrible things about the GCSE and A-Level years for parents is watching your teen fritter away their time, forcing you into the position where you feel you have to nag them to get on with their revision. It’s so tough because, even though you’re doing it because you care, by nagging […]

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Why working harder isn’t always the answer to better grades

It breaks my heart when I see students pushing themselves to breaking point to do their revision. Life shouldn’t be like that for anyone, let alone our young people. Two particular examples stand out. Firstly, a young man emailed me in desperation saying he was studying for twelve hours per day. Secondly, someone who was […]

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