you’re hoping to get into more academically selective schools you will have to
sit an entrance exam. To help your
child succeed it’s a good idea to head into the exam fully prepared and feeling
confident. Usually the tests assess
Maths, English and a Science subject so it’s worth focusing your efforts on
these exams can be extremely stressful for your child so finding ways to
support them can make a huge difference.
I get nervous jitters still thinking back to the various exams I have
sat over the years. There is such a
huge pressure to succeed that even the most capable of students can struggle on
occasion. It can feel overwhelming.
find time for fun
can be challenging gearing up for the entrance exam do find some time for your
child to unwind and have a break from the revision. Often they can return refreshed and ready to absorb more
a good night sleep
according to the NHS
good sleep improves thinking and concentration, try and avoid last minute
studying as sleep can be more beneficial so close to the exam itself than
staying up late going over your notes again and again.
put extra pressure on them
they normally have household chores ease off until they have stopped
revising. They might be more
enthusiastic to study if they think they are getting away without doing the
dishes or loading the washing machine for a few weeks. Always sound supportive when talking about
their exam; don’t keep going over how important it is to pass. Just be glad they are trying their best.
getting a private tutor
your subject knowledge is a bit rusty consider getting a private tutor, Fleet tutors focus on getting results
through effective one to one tuition.
Supplement this with lots of resource materials they can refer too.
well and stay hydrated
for energy giving foods according to this BBC Good Food
article, eggs and oats, slow burners that will stop you feeling
hungry and irritable. Contemplate
adding more omega-3
to your diet to help with brain function. Get them to drink lots of water to help their body operate at its best.