Let’s start with the biggest problem. Motivation.

In Module 1, we’ll talk your child through finding their Big Why.

If they know what they’re working FOR, it will motivate them in a way nagging never could. It needs to be something for them, not just what their parents or teachers want them to do.

This module is how they’ll work it out. (If they already know what they want to do, it’ll help them check it’s definitely the right thing, and then work out exactly how they’re going to get there.)

Inside they’ll brainstorm:

  • What they LOVE doing
  • What they’re GREAT at
  • How they can turn that into a job!

They’ll finish this module with a much clearer picture of what they could be working towards, so that when the going gets tough, they have a reason to keep going. When they need a nudge, it won’t feel like ‘nagging’, because you’ll be supporting them in achieving their dream. 

Next, we’ll hand them the tools they need to build great results.

In Module 2, we’ll set your child up for success with the tools that make the difference. 

Most importantly, they’ll come out with a clear, manageable plan for the whole year to make sure they cover everything they need without getting overwhelmed. 

They’ll also have a way to track what they have / haven’t covered, so that they can actually see how far they’ve already come. 

Finally, they’ll get our CheatSheets so that they know exactly where to find great revision resources online.

Inside they’ll get:

  • A detailed revision plan that they’ll build the easy way
  • Revision checklists for every subject
  • CheatSheets for English, maths & science, listing all the best places to find amazing revision resources online
  • A printable poster to help them learn all the formulae for maths
  • A mindmap of all the physics equations they need to learn 

They’ll finish this module with a clear plan to follow. The best part is that their workload is broken down into manageable chunks, so that they never have to feel overwhelmed. As long as they stick to the plan, which can be as little as 30 minutes a day if they start early, it’ll add up to a HUGE amount of revision by the time exams roll around. No last-minute panic. No all-day cramming sessions. They’ll be ready.

Finally, we’ll equip them with the skills to learn more in less time

In Module 3, we’ll level up your child’s study skills.

It’s strange but true. Schools teach a LOT of knowledge, but when it comes to study skills – learning how to learn – it barely gets a mention. With all the pressures on schools, and information crammed into the curriculum, it’s often assumed that students ‘just know’ how to revise. Trouble is, they don’t!

Inside they’ll learn:

  • How to organise their notes so they can find anything, any time
  • How to find the revision techniques that work for them
  • How to build great study habits
  • Common problems and how to overcome them 

They’ll finish this module with a clear understanding of which revision techniques they should be using, and a clear structure for their notes (so no more piles of paper all over their room!). They’ll also know the common pitfalls students face, and how to beat them. Finally, I’ll have hammered home what you’ve probably been telling them for months: ‘little and often’ is really important – they can’t put their revision off until the last minute!

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Everything you wish they’d told you at parents’ evening

As a parent, forewarned is forearmed. If you know what they’re supposed to be doing, it’s much easier to support them.

Parents’ evenings are once, maybe twice a year, and you get roughly 5 minutes per subject. That’s it! 

That’s barely enough time to find out how your child is doing and ask a couple of questions! It’s definitely not enough time to get an idea of how each subject works.

We’ve put together a subject overview for the main subjects, so you’ll know how the course is structured, what the key skills are, and how they should revise it.

Knowledge beats nagging, every time!

FAQs

How long do I get this for?

You have access forever.

What’s the 4 week countdown about?

A deadline is great motivation – otherwise it’s too easy to procrastinate. We give your child a 4 week countdown timer at the top of the Toolkit to encourage them to crack on. After all, the sooner they start, the better! At the end of the 4 weeks, the timer simply disappears and you keep your access. 

Do we get the ‘pro’ version of the Revision Plan Generator?

Yes. You can prioritise certain subjects, block out days, and automatically add weekend blocks. You get control over how many blocks happen by term too. 

Does the planner integrate with Google / Apple calendars?

Yes. You download a .ics file which you can then import into the calendar of your choice. 

Can I print a copy of their revision plan?

Yes. You can download the printable pdf. 

Can I go back and edit their plan later?

Yes. It can be edited any time, including manually adding or removing blocks, for example around mocks. 

Are the revision checklists specific to an exam board?

Yes. There’s a different checklist for each different exam board, so you’ll go through your child’s subjects and pick the exam board they’re doing. 

Have you got checklists for everything?

We think so! We’ve covered GCSEs, BTECs and iGCSEs, but if you find something we’ve missed, just let us know and we’ll make it for you! 

My child is in Year 9 – is this suitable?

Yes. The study skills are applicable already, and then you’ll still have access to everything when they’re ready for the checklists etc. 

My child has already started their GCSEs – is it too late?

No! While the sooner they start, the more it’s likely to improve their results, it’s always better late than never!

What if I can’t get my child to look at this?

You’ve got a couple of choices. You can simply ask for a refund, or you can enlist us to help persuade them – there’s a video at the start explaining to them what’s in it for them too. We’ll happily hop on a zoom and see if we can help – just ping us an email. 

Any other questions? Email me on emily@parentguidetogcse.com. 

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If you feel the Toolkit isn’t working for you, we’ll give you a refund. Simple as that. No small print, no inquisition. (That said, we’d much rather help you make it work, so if you’re really struggling to get your child on board, we’ll happily hop on a quick Zoom chat to try and get them ‘sold’. Sometimes they just need to hear it from someone else… ??‍)

Why your teenager needs your help now:

They’ve got home from school, flopped on the sofa, and unless there’s an apocalypse, they’re not moving any time soon. 

You ask if they’ve got any homework, and either get a shrug, or The Eyeroll™️. 

Bedtime rolls around, and they suddenly remember the essay that’s due tomorrow, and are frantically scribbling something, anything on a page.

(Or maybe, they spend hours revising, but there seems to be more time spent making multicoloured flashcards look beautiful with 6 different highlighters than actually revising.) 

And… it’s not long before exam season arrives, and all of a sudden they’re cramming for 48 hours straight.

It doesn't have to be like this.

Having a plan

Students are asked to do so much these days that it’s no wonder they often get overwhelmed. 

When faced with a neverending to-do list of topics to be revised, most students just don’t start. Our Revision Plan Generator will help them create a plan for the year in less than 10 minutes. It’ll break everything down into manageable chunks so that your child doesn’t get overwhelmed. 

Know what to cover

8+ subjects, each with multiple topics… there’s a lot to cover at GCSE. 

You could look it up on each exam board website, but to give you an idea, the AQA Science specification alone has 198 pages… 

Our printable checklist for every subject let your child track what they’ve already done for each subject, so they won’t end up wasting time repeating topics (and they won’t miss any either!). 

Knowing where to find resources

There are roughly eleventy-billion websites out there with ‘revision’ resources. Some are great. Some are not. The trick is knowing where to find the great ones. 

Our cheatsheets will signpost your children to the best revision sites. We’ve covered English, maths and science revision, as well as including key information and formulae. 

Using the right revision methods

Knowing how to revise is a skill in itself. 

Our study skills video will take your child through the basics of revising, from mind maps to note-taking – with the aim that they choose a method that works for them. 

This is such an important factor in exam success and one schools often forget to cover as teachers are focussed on their particular subject. 

This alone could save your teen hours of pointless highlighting and post-it notes – AND improve their grades. 

Working smarter, not harder: 

3 Daily Habits to Successfully Beat Study Stress

Being resilient

It’s never plain sailing. There are common problems that most students will face at one point or another during their GCSEs. 

When the going gets tough… students often quit. We’ll talk them through common problems students face, and how to beat them. 

Staying motivated…

Wouldn’t it be lovely to live in a world where our kids cared about their results as much as we do…? ? 

If they don’t know what they’re working towards, then too often they’re not motivated to put in the work.

Yes, you could bribe/reward them for studying, but that could get expensive (and it’s not always the best life lesson for them). Our Masterclass will help them to work out what’s in it for them. It’s one of the most powerful things we’ve created (and I wish I’d watched it as a teenager!) 

Teenagers think they have ‘forever’ until their exams.

Left to their own devices, they’ll only do homework until it gets to the point where mocks are looming. Once mocks start, reality hits, but it’s often too late for them to really make a difference to their revision (there are only so many hours in a day…).

This is often where parents take the plunge and hire a private tutor

£25/hr (at least), for an hour a week, for the rest of the run up to exams. 

Even if that’s only January to May, that’s easily a whopping £360+ per subject, just to catch up. 

If they start revising now

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Want more details about what's inside…?

We’ve just spent a good couple of hours taking the masterclass and both loved it! Holly thoroughly enjoyed it, sceptical at first but as soon as the first task requested that we go house hunting; she was hooked! It’s inspired lots of chatting about her career thoughts, goals and what she realistically needs to be earning to buy that apartment near to Fulham Football Club. By writing things down, she has those goals and aspirations in front of her to remind herself what she wants to achieve.

Heidi

My daughter found the revision cheat sheets and having all the websites and information in one clear and concise place invaluable. Back in August, I would never have thought my daughter would still be so invested in her revision several months on! 

Amanda

My daughter has always revised by making and reading notes. Since she learned about mindmapping she’s learning things so much faster!

Sarah

You’ve probably heard of the 7 habits of highly successful people? 

Well, these are the 3 habits of proactive, confident students.

Not only will these habits help your child avoid getting overwhelmed, they’ll keep them ahead of the game all year long.

These aren’t just powerful habits for GCSE students, they’re powerful habits for any time they’ll have to learn something!

Maybe you’re thinking ‘that all sounds amazing, but what if I invest in this Toolkit and I can’t even get my child to look at it?’

  • One of the first things in the Toolkit is a video explaining to your child that yes, we know it’s really annoying that your parents are ‘interfering’, but here’s why it’s actually a good thing… 
  • It’s all online, so they can do it when they want. There are points and gifs and memes and dancing aliens, so it’s not boring either.
  • All the information in the Toolkit is useful for you too. If you know what to expect, you’ll be in a much better position to support them.
  • You get to keep it forever. That not only gives you time to revisit it, it also means you have it for any younger siblings!

If you feel the Toolkit isn’t working for you, we’ll give you a refund.  It's that simple.

That said, we’d much rather help you make it work, so if you’re really struggling to get your child on board, we’ll happily hop on a quick zoom chat to try and get them ‘sold’. 

Sometimes they just need to hear it from someone else…

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“Success doesn’t come from what you do occasionally, it comes from what you do consistently.” 

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The Toolkit uses the 4-step G.C.S.E. system:

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What are the alternatives?

Hiring a tutor?

Buying alllll the revision guides?

Revision guides are great, but they usually only explain things one way.  If that's not the way your child learned it, it's unlikely to help them.  

The advantage to using our CheatSheets is the variety of resources available.  If one explanation doesn't resonate with your child, they can easily find an alternative source.

A revision guide only gives a set of resources.  It won't teach your child how to revise.

It's a bit like buying me an expensive violin.  It's a great instrument, but since I can't play it, it's still going to be painful to listen to!!

So why invest in the Toolkit instead?

Rather than throwing hundreds of pounds at one subject via a tutor, you could invest in your child's future by giving them the skills and strategies to not only smash their GCSEs, but then their A-levels, university courses, and anything their job throws at them!

If we sold the elements of the Toolkit individually, it would be worth over £300.

* you can also choose to pay over 3 months at £27/month

You'll get INSTANT (and lifetime) access to all the resources when you sign up.

You'll also be sent a 'magic link' that takes you straight to the Toolkit and logs you in automatically, which you can pass on to your child so they can get in any time they like!

What if I have more than one child?  

Awesome!  It's lifetime access, so you can use it with more than one child.  

What if my child won't engage with the Toolkit?

We have a 100% no-quibble money-back guarantee. 

Get their actual exam timetable in January - no need to wait until schools send it out (usually after Easter...).

We update this each year as the new timetable is released, so even if your child is only in Y9 or 10, this will be available to you when they reach Y11. (Lifetime access, baby!)

Personalised Exam Timetable Generator

Our 'Stop, Drop & Breathe' technique teaches students to stop exam stress in its tracks. 

It's simple, incredibly effective, and they can do it anywhere (even in the exam hall!)

Banish Exam Stress Forever 

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* you can also choose to pay over 3 months at £27/month

Little & Often adds up.  And it's much easier to get them to do!

85% of parents don't feel that their child's school has taught them how to revise.

(We're not blaming schools - they're overworked and underfunded.)

By supporting your child to learn effectively at home, they'll be getting more out of every single revision session from that moment on. 

Do you really want to waste any more time and energy nagging?

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Why us?

We've poured over 30+ years of teaching experience into the Toolkit, plus countless hours of research on the psychology of the teenage brain.

Emily has a Masters from Cambridge University in Mathematics with Education (having attended the local Community School - no silver spoon here). 

Now, although that sounds fancy, it doesn't actually mean much - what you really care about is whether I can get your teenager motivated, right?

Here's what some of our parents have said:

We’ve just spent a good couple of hours taking the masterclass and both loved it! Holly thoroughly enjoyed it, sceptical at first but as soon as the first task requested that we go house hunting; she was hooked! It’s inspired lots of chatting about her career thoughts, goals and what she realistically needs to be earning to buy that apartment near to Fulham Football Club. By writing things down, she has those goals and aspirations in front of her to remind herself what she wants to achieve.

Heidi

My daughter found the revision cheat sheets and having all the websites and information in one clear and concise place invaluable. Back in August, I would never have thought my daughter would still be so invested in her revision several months on! 

Amanda

My daughter has always revised by making and reading notes. Since she learned about mindmapping she’s learning things so much faster!

Sarah

We have just completed the Toolkit - yay!  Yr 11 Boy - He has engaged, he knows what he is aiming for (in terms of grades needed for the college course he thinks he wants to do) - he has had a go at some quiz style apps and we have selected which ones we are going to use alongside making Mind Maps and Flash Cards to cover all topics by half-term (yes - that's the plan!!).

Rebecca

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