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How to help your kids through their GCSEs and A Levels

Good GCSE and A Level results open doors for your child. For instance, students with good GCSE results will have high predicted grades and therefore be more likely to get offers from top universities. Additionally, getting good grades at A Level is essential for students with university offers.

Unfortunately, some parents leave the task of getting good grades at GCSE or A Level to the child and their teachers. As parents, you can also play your part in ensuring your child is successful and passes their GCSEs. Here are some ways you can help your child pass their exams: 

Find a tutor

One of the best ways to support your child during their GCSEs and A Levels is to hire a tutor. If your child is worried about passing a certain subject, for example chemistry, hiring a tutor to give your child private chemistry lessons will help your child feel more confident and gain a better understanding of the materials they need to study. The main ways to find a tutor for your child are through word of mouth or a paltform like FindTutors. 

Create a revision timetable

On average, a student has to revise up to nine subjects in preparation for their GCSEs and between three and four subjects for their A Levels. To help make revision smooth, you can help your child prepare a timetable and structure it in a way that makes sure each subject gets equal attention. Make sure to break the schedule down into manageable chunks with regular breaks. Having a revision timetable will also help make sure your child does not leave everything to the last minute and has time to study every topic.

Prepare the right environment

After preparing the revision timetable, you need to provide the right environment for studying. Try as much as you can to create a noise-free environment for your child. In other words, set a designated place in your house for your child to study for their exams. A quiet designated study space can help increase your child’s productivity and concentration during revision time. 

Reward and encourage

Providing incentives to encourage your child and praise them for a job well done generally encourages teenagers to do better. For example, providing your child with their favourite snacks and drinks while they are studying or on the days of their exams can serve as encouragement and let your child know that you are supporting them. 


Finding ways to support your child through their GCSEs and A Levels will help improve their performance. Knowing that they have their parents’ support can also help lessen some of the immense pressure students feel during exam time.