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Helping Your Daughter with her GCSE Exams

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FrenchGCSE examinations can be a worrying prospect for your child and she will be under a great deal of pressure with coursework deadlines and examination preparation. Parents/Carers may find it difficult to support their children through this time. This parent guide is a list of possible strategies that may help you with this support.


Please ensure that you:

• Ensure that your child attends school regularly and on time;

• Talk to your daughter about her learning, work she has to do and deadlines;

• Contact your daughter’s tutor if you have any questions or concerns about your daughter;

• Attend Parents’ evening;

• Check your daughter’s revision timetable for mock exams which are in December;

• Check your daughter’s examination timetable and ensure she understands when her exam take place;

• Read your daughter’s copy of the Summer Examination Timetable;

• Attend all meetings and workshops organised for parents to assist their children with GCSE work.


Audio  How to help your child during exams 

  • Ask your daughter to go through her Test results  and projected grade for each subject.

  • Support her organisation by knowing when her exams are and being punctual 

  • Make a study plan (timetable) with your daughter and monitor how she is following it. 

  • Praise and encourage.

  • Make sure that your daughter eats well, takes breaks and sleeps before 23:00 every night. 

  • Observe and talk to your daughter to ensure her mental well being.

  • Don't hesitate to contact the school for support, if you need it.  

  • Support your daughter in ensuring they complete their teacher improvement statements in their report.


Students will have many deadlines to meet during this year.

You can help your daughter by:

• Monitoring her coursework. Find out what she has to do and when it has to be handed in;

• Making sure she is doing some work every evening;

• Contacting her tutor if she says she has no work to do, or if she is worried about a piece of work;

• Encouraging her to attend clubs, half-term, Easter, and Saturday revision classes;

• Encouraging her to buy study guides;

• Encouraging her to use the numerous websites available to support her coursework and revision e.g.;

• Encouraging her to go on curriculum based school trips.


Practical Support that you can offer:

• Provide her with a quiet place to study;

• Make sure she takes regular breaks;

• Ensure that she eats healthy food and drinks plenty of water;

• Test her on the work she has been revising or encourage older siblings to test her;

• Ensure that she goes to bed at a reasonable time and gets enough sleep;

• Ensure that she revises thoroughly for both the mock and final examinations.


You can contact your daughter’s tutor/head of year if you wish to discuss any GSCE related issues.