How can parents help students survive the exam season?

With Sats taking place this week and GCSEs and A-levels round the corner, exam season is in full flow. This is usually a time of doubt and worries – for both children and their parents.

 

Families often look to schools for guidance on how to cope, and it is important that teachers communicate the latest research on what does and doesn’t work. So what advice can schools give to parents wanting to help their students survive exam season?

 

 

Expectations matter

One of the largest studies on parental behaviours and how they affect their children’s academic achievement found that placing a high value on education and having high academic expectations had the most positive impact. Other tips from this research included regular communication with children about their homework and having clear study and leisure time guidelines.

 

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