Helping your child can make all the difference to their exams and less stress in the household.  Here are some pointers to make it easier.

  1. You and your child could time your child’s attempts at practice papers, this will give both of your more confidence as the big day approaches
  2. Ensure that all the materials, including text books and revision aids are available in plenty of time
  3. Its best to work out a revision timetable for each subject and have a break between subjects
  4. Dont encourage long revision sessions,  small sessions work better
  5. Postcard notes can work well for revision and when creating these with your child you are revising
  6. Go for a trip with your child to buy new stationarym post it notes and essentials, this makse revision interesting
  7. It can help to go through school notes with your child and sometimes get hem to say their note to you out loud, or to test them


Shara has been active in the scientific community for over 30 years. She started as a member of the British Association of Young Scientists at the age of 15, obtained her first science degree at 21 and her Immunology PhD at 25. She has been a research scientist and lecturer in prestigious institutions around the world [including Addenbrookes' Hospital (Cambridge), The Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology (London), The Mount Sinai Hospital (New York) and The Royal Postgraduate Medical School (London)]. Shara left mainstream in 2001 research to follow her passion of science communication and established Euroscicon Ltd in 2001 and Mums in Science in 2005

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