Parents

What can parents do to help their children make informed decisions about a career path?

Our economy is changing. And with it, the traditional career paths are also evolving. Long-term employment stability is not always available or even wanted.

And how many children know what career path they want to follow before they have taken their GCSEs? Indeed, how many leave education – even after completing a university degree – and still don’t know what they want to be when they ‘grow up’?

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Working with parents to improve their children’s mental health

Preparing for and sitting exams can be a difficult time for students, sometimes leading to depression, behavioural issues, and other stress-related problems.

Mental health issues in children and young people are widely believed to be at critical levels, with the most recent NHS survey of the Mental Health of Children and Young People in England finding that over 12% of 5- to 19-year-olds had mental health issues of one kind or another.

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Can parents help schools manage the exam process?

Managing the process of studying and attending exams is part of a student’s responsibility and learning these skills is vital for their future success. That said, strong links between schools and parents can ensure that students are supported as they adapt to these new responsibilities.

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What are linear exams?

The past decade has put pupils, teachers, parents and carers through the ringer. It seems that not a term has gone by without some big announcement of planned change.

Budgets have shrunk, the curriculum has been shaken up and literacy has been placed under the spotlight.

So, for today’s subject we’re going to be digging into the topic of linear exams – explaining what they are, why the change was made and, most importantly of all, what it means for students and teachers alike.

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