The School Success Formula with Lucy Parsons
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Have you got a teenager studying for their GCSEs or A Levels? Do you want to encourage them to make the most of their potential in their education whilst also sensitively helping them to navigate the pitfalls of the school years? Subscribe to The School Success Formula to hear Lucy Parsons, author of The Ten Step Guide to Acing Every Exam You Ever Take, give you tips and strategies to support your child to exam success and get into the best universities (Lucy is a graduate of Cambridge University) with a brilliant UCAS application. You’ll also hear informative and helpful interviews with experts in subjects like teen mental health, special educational needs, careers, choosing schools and parenting. Find out more about Lucy and check out her blog at www.lifemoreextraordinary.com.
||Clean Exams and mental health: how to succeed and stay happy||Are you worried about your child's mental health? Do you think that studying for exams is damaging their mental health? In this article I'm going to share with you: Why exams can be damaging to mental health – if you let them Why we need to reframe ho||22 1 2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean Why you’re really nagging your child about revision||Do you find yourself constantly nagging your children about revision? Do you hate yourself for it? Can you see the damage that the nagging is doing to your relationship with your child, but you just can't seem to find a way through it?||15 1 2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean Should you let your child fail their mocks?||Failure is a scary thing. I'm pretty sure that you're listening to this podcast because it's your deepest desire as a parent to help your child to succeed. But, I've seen parents contemplating what to many is the unthinkable in recent weeks: letting||11 12 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean How to entice teenage boys into a love of books, with Barbara Band||How to entice teenage boys into a love of books Today I'm talking with my guest about how we can encourage teens, particularly boys, to not only read more, but learn to enjoy it. About Barbara Band Barbara Band is an award-winning Chartered librar||4 12 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean Why revision is like music practice or sports training||One thing I hear repeatedly from students is that the revision techniques they have tried ‘don't work'. When I dig a bit deeper, they'll say something like, “I made a couple of flashcards but they didn't help.” I then ask,||27 11 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean How one little app can reduce your student debt by thousands, with Myles Jardine||How one little app can reduce your student debt by thousands Today I talk to an enterprising man who, dismayed by the potential debt he would incur by going to university, began to look into alternative funding methods.||20 11 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean Teen anxiety: tips for parents and students, with Alex Carling||Teen anxiety: tips for parents and students Today we’re talking all about anxiety. I hear of a distressing number of students who experience anxiety and I wanted to get a guest in to help. About Alex Carling Alex Carling is a qualified and prac||13 11 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean Improving your child’s focus and concentration, with Dr. Thomas Dannhauser||Improving your child's focus and concentration The ability to concentrate is the key factor in determining overall school, university, and career success. It is, therefore, crucial for health and wellbeing. About Dr. Thomas Dannhauser Dr.||6 11 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean Don’t let a learning difference stop you in your tracks with Elisheva Schwartz||Don’t let a learning difference stop you in your tracks Preparing for GCSEs and A Levels can be incredibly difficult for students with learning differences; the very real pressure to do well can have a detrimental effect. In this episode,||31 10 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean How to help a child with Dyscalculia with Judy Hornigold||How to help a child with dyscalculia Many people feel defined as ‘not-a-Maths-person’, but for Dyscalculics it is more than that – they cannot distinguish the number quantity from the number symbol. Without the right support and learning,||17 7 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean All about the eleven plus exam with Victoria Ademosu||This week I look into a topic that hasn’t been explored yet on this show – the eleven plus exam. Whether you're just considering it as an option for your child, or you are in the midst of eleven plus preparations,||10 7 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean Supporting a Highly Sensitive child in their education with Kathryn Pearson||A long day of studying or working can leave us exhausted. For particularly sensitive individuals, this can leave them overwhelmed if they don’t rest and allow downtime. Kathryn first discovered that she was a ‘Highly Sensitive Person' through Dr||3 7 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean How to increase your chances of getting into Oxbridge||If you're applying to Oxford or Cambridge University you're undoubtedly aware of how competitive it is to get in. But, you're also clever enough to realise that there are ways that you can improve your chances of getting in.||26 6 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean Why we need to think differently about applying to Oxbridge||In recent years it has felt as if getting into Oxbridge has got even tougher. Don't get me wrong, it's always been hard with the demand for exceptionally good grades at both GCSE and A Level as well as a raft of high-calibre supra-curricular and extra-||19 6 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean When to start a UCAS application – the timelines explained||If your child is planning on going to university you're probably wondering how much the process has changed since you were at that stage, and what needs to be done when. In this blog post I'm going to explain when to start a UCAS application as well as.||12 6 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean Dyspraxia: how support a child with dyspraxia with Rosaline Van de Weyer||Often overlooked and misdiagnosed – dyspraxia affects 1 in 10 in the UK. In this week’s episode, we’re joined by dyspraxia and neurological expert Rosaline Van de Weyer, to learn more about the condition. We uncover how as a parent you can best su||5 6 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean How to revise when you’re grieving with Dipti Tait||Every year, students or parents very sadly contact me to ask how to revise for exams and do their very best alongside grief. Grief expert and hypnotherapist Dipti Tait joins the show to uncover the grieving process,||30 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean How to beat exam stress with Clare Josa||Slamming doors and snappy comments from your teenagers may feel like a pain for you. But there’s something else going here – they’re stressed. With exam season, it’s the perfect time for you as a parent to teach your children how to deal with st||22 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean Overcoming bullying and bereavement to get the grades and into Oxford with Beca Read||A few days after results day a few years ago, a student reached out to me to say she’d gotten into Oxford University, but felt uncertain that she would fit it in. Beca had a tough upbringing losing her mother,||15 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean Exam Season SOS: How to help a child who hasn’t started to revise with one week to go||Exam season is bearing down on us. If your child hasn't yet started to revise you need to read / listen to this because I'm going to share with you my tactics on how to make last-minute revision count. But, first, a word of warning.||8 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean How to help your child overcome perfectionism with Lisa van Gemert||With the exam season fast approaching, it’s easy for students to set themselves high standards. For the perfectionists, it gets particularly overwhelming. A former perfectionist, today’s guest is Lisa van Gemert.||1 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean How to stop social media from ruining your child’s grades||If your child cares more about completing their Snapchat streaks than getting their revision done and making the most of their potential you're probably tearing your hair out in despair. In this post I'm going to give you some handy tips about how to s.||24 4 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean Using Social Media Safely In Our Connected World With Simon Aston||1/10 young people access the internet between midnight and 6 am. Where and how do you draw the line with your children using social media and the internet as a parent? In this episode of The School Success Formula, we are joined by Simon Aston,||17 4 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean How to use short-term motivation to get your child to revise||When it comes to studying for exams, I find there are two kinds of students: Those who are highly self-motivated and driven to do their best, like I was back in the day Those who find it really hard to get motivated and are easily distracted,||10 4 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean How to improve your child’s vocabulary with Sofia Fenichell||An expansive vocabulary not only gets you far in education, but in everyday life too. This week we are joined by Sofia Fenichell, a true wordsmith who has set up a whole business around learning a wider vocabulary. On the show,||3 4 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean How to help your child achieve balance in revision season||One of the things I hear parents ask most often is, “How can I help my child have a balanced life and also get great grades in their exams?” This is a great question because it shows real awareness amongst parents that it's important to achieve bal||27 3 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean 3 Ways to Improve Your Exam Technique Fast||The first obstacle that many parents like you face is supporting your child to actually start and then continuing revising. I've talked about this in other episodes (Episode 22: 9 Reasons Why Your Child Isn’t Revising and What To Do About It; and,||21 3 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean Getting Girls Into Engineering with Hayley Loren||Often seen as a male-dominated industry, more and more women are joining the engineering workforce today. On today’s show we meet the very inspiring Hayley Loren, an engineer in the offshore wind industry. She shares with us the fun in science and eng||14 3 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean How your child can get into a top American Ivy-League University with Veronica Moore||Some of the top universities in the world like Harvard, Princeton and Brown University are in the American Ivy-League. Parents and students in the UK often overlook the opportunity to apply for such a place because of costs,||6 3 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean Consistency: the key to excellent exam results||People often ask me what is ‘the one thing' that it takes to achieve excellent exam results. In the past I've offered up answers such as: Determination Hard work Doing past papers But, actually all these things just help people to do the true ‘one t||27 2 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean What no-one’s telling you about what GCSE and A Level examiners are really looking for||Today, I want to let you into a great, big, fat secret that your child's teachers and their exam boards have been keeping from them. In fact, your own teachers and exam boards almost certainly kept it from you.||20 2 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean SPD: Dealing with heightened senses and Sensory Processing Disorder with Becky Lyddon||When we’re nervous we tend to fiddle – we want to be aware of our bodies to keep ourselves alert. For those who suffer from Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD), senses are even more heightened so sufferers find alternative ways to calm and process the||13 2 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean “How can I help my child revise?”||As exam season looms ever closer you might be wondering how you can help your children to revise. Today, I'm going to highlight the five key areas in which you can offer your support with your child's revision. “How can I help my child revise?||6 2 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean Make your children love science through ‘wow’ moments with Dr Matt Pritchard||Our guest today is Dr Matt Pritchard. He is a science magician and Curator of Wonder. His amazing performances both inspire and inform. Matt loves being creative and is passionate about simplifying the complex.||30 1 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean Helping your child to choose their A levels||If your child is currently going through the process of choosing their A Level subjects they might be agonising over the different options. They want to keep their options open and do what they enjoy at the same time.||23 1 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean Teen Mental Health Today with Daniel Licence||1 in 10 young people have a diagnosed mental health problem – and 70% of those don’t get the proper intervention at an early enough age. We need to keep an open discussion about mental health, so we can learn more about the symptoms and reduce the p||16 1 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean The power of quality research and school libraries with Elizabeth Hutchinson||In this world of information-overload and ‘fake news’, the value of researching valuable information is a pressing skill for young people today; Librarians have the skills to teach children how to find such information. On today’s show,||9 1 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean Learning a language the brain-friendly way with Karin Raffa||Learning a language is a testing experience for many of us. Under exam stress it’s even more off-putting. In this episode of The School Success Formula I speak with Karin Raffa to hear her tips on learning a language so it sticks,||3 1 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean How to make a success of your new year’s resolutions||As the new year beckons many people will be thinking about their goals for 2018 and they might be making new year's resolutions. In today's episode of The School Success Formula I wanted to talk about my experience of how to make a success of your goal.||27 12 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean Parents YOU matter||We're drawing to the end of 2017 and I wanted to put together a podcast reflecting on what I've learned, through my business, over the last year. I thought of calling it my Christmas message, a bit like the queen,||19 12 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean How to help your teenager to get a good night’s sleep with Vicki Dawson||Sleep is vitally important to your child’s educational success. When I’ve been into schools around the country and as I’ve been working with my study skills coaching clients I’ve noticed that a lot of teenagers have fallen into very bad sleep ha||12 12 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean ADHD and ADD: Everything you need to support your child with Attention Deficit Disorder with Soli Lazarus||ADHD and ADD are neurological conditions that make it difficult for a child to sit still and concentrate. They can expend so much energy and attention on overcoming their natural impulses to move around that they can’t take in any other information,||5 12 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean How to get the most out of parents’ evenings||Parents' evenings are a fabulous opportunity for you to get more involved in your child's learning and find out how you, as a parent, can really make a difference to their achievement and outcomes at school.||28 11 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean How to pay for university with Pete Matthew||Pete is a chartered financial planner, a certified financial planner and managing director of Jacksons Wealth Management in Penzance, UK. His passion is to spread the word that anyone can take control of their personal finances. Through video,||21 11 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean 9 Reasons Why Your Child Isn’t Revising and What To Do About It||One of the most common concerns I hear from the people in my Facebook group for parents is that their children just won't start revising. It always comes as a cry for help with so much pent-up frustration. However,||15 11 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean How to set meaningful goals with your children with Shola Alabi||Have you ever spotted gaps in your child's knowledge or weaknesses in their skills? Have you wondered what you can do about it without upsetting them? In this episode of The School Success Formula, qualified teacher,||8 11 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean Start Your Career Right with Alex Webb||Are you wondering how your child is successfully going to make the transition from education to the workplace? In this episode of The School Success Formula I talk to Alex Webb, co-founder of Flying Start XP about how to develop the skills that are val.||1 11 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean Dyslexia: How to support a child with Dyslexia with Debbie Abraham||Have you got a child with dyslexia? Or, maybe you suspect that your child has dyslexia and you don't know how to help them. Understanding what dyslexia and knowing how to get a diagnosis are the first steps on your journey as a parent of a dyslexic chi.||24 10 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean Supporting a child with Asperger’s Syndrome with Zoe Short||In this episode of The School Success Formula, Zoe Short, a former Further Education teacher and mother of a son with Asperger's Syndrome explains how to support a child with special educational needs from both sides of the fence.||17 10 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean Homework: what it’s for and how to approach it||Homework is a sticking point for many families, students, teachers and schools. In this episode of The School Success Formula I'm going to talk about: The purpose of homework How to get the most out of it How to approach homework How to manage homework.||11 10 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Really informative podcast that’s great for students and parents.
Such an informative podcast
This is a clear, no nonsense podcast with interesting topics connected to schooling, studying whilst being mindful of the pressures our children are under. Highly recommended
Fabulous tool for parents and their teens!
I’ve put these on whilst I’ve been cooking, or pottering around the house, to learn more about the exam system and how to effectively support my son and daughter through their GCSE’s.
Both my children are very different in terms of motivation, discipline and focus so it’s helped to learn about different approaches to use with them both.
I’m now continuing to use the support from Lucy as my son looks towards A levels and his dream to go to Oxford.
I feel that by reviewing these valuable resources, he’s giving himself the best chance possible! It’s a fantastic service....and it’s free!!!!
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