10 ideas to help your child during their English exam

With exam season upon us we thought 2KickStartU's top tips to help your child during their Engilsh exam would come in handy. 

  1. Begin by checking very carefully the instructions of the exam paper. Highlight or underline the key instructions.
  2. Note down (and check) any timings plan you have prepared, so you have it to refer to, and to stop you spending too much or too little time on one question.
  3. Where there is a choice of tasks or essays, check out the potential of all of the options before making your decision.

Examinations are upon us, and, along with them, the pressure for students to do well.

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