Sixth Form is going to mean a big change in your child’s studies, which is why you should be helping them with this transition as best you can. Many private schools and public schools will ensure the jump from senior school to Sixth Form is as seamless as it can be, with many resources out there to help children get off on the right feet.
Here are some ways you can help your child with this jump to Sixth Form.
Get them prepped in advance
Get set up early by printing out some past exam papers to get them into the flow of what your child will be learning. Push this further by picking up some revision books or curriculum books to get a head start on what they will be learning in the next 2 years.
Choosing your child’s subjects
Your child should be making that final decision themselves, but it’s important to give your child some input that may help them decide on the final subjects they pick out. If you know your child wants to study History or Literature at university, then show them which subjects are going to be the most important to pick up. Your child should be aiming for the best grades at GCSE level first before preparing themselves for the advancement to A Levels.
The amount of support your child will receive
Your child should be taking in all of the support they can get from those around them. Teachers will often put on extra tuition sessions for students to get up to speed on things they may have missed from lessons.
Heading to the school library will give your child a range of books and study material to pick up, as well as access to computers for further revision. Other than that, your child can also consider tutor support outside of school. Use these to your advantage when finding support for your child’s studies.