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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.

SATs are around the corner - knowing what is in the test can help you help your child with everyday activities

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With only weeks to go for SATs you might be wondering what you can start doing to help your child prepare. This can be a tense time and your child may feel nervous or lack of confidence, but as a parent there is plenty you can do to support them. The important thing is to know what is included in the test and expected from your child. Once you know helping them can be as simple as using situations in everyday life.