My child has poor prelim results…
Why has this happened? Sometimes, the prelims come as a shock to many students. The academic year creeps up on them and before they know it, Christmas is over and January has arrived, along with a full exam timetable that lasts about 2 weeks. They think they’re prepared, but perhaps the reality of these exams can be a bit overwhelming to them.
How can it be fixed? First of all, it is easy to panic in a situation like this. Many pupils get a fright when their prelim results come in. They might not have done as well as expected, or a key subject might have caused them some difficulty and knocked their confidence. There are several answers to this question. The first is to identify the subject areas that require the most work. These ones should get the main focus, at least to begin with.
Who can help us? Try to find help from experts; the subject teachers, head of year or examinations officer in the school all can offer different ideas and suggestions that can help refocus the pupil on the right path. It might involve dropping a lesser subject or changing levels on another. Or perhaps, getting some tutoring in place for the pupil might be a great option. As a local tutoring agency, founded in 2003, we pride ourselves on being able to provide support to all our students. Pupils who we have worked with in the past have shared that they have grown in confidence after taking our Easter Revision Courses.
But in real terms, how does our service solve the problem? Our Easter Revision course offers 8 hours of structured revision, led by a qualified and experienced school teacher. Many of the teachers on our staff are also SQA markers, and so offer a wealth of experience and knowledge of exam technique to our students. For each subject, the teachers have put together a course which covers all the main key topics that they feel the students need to concentrate on in preparation for their May exams.