Exam results day plan for parents in Northern Ireland

Jayne Thompson
10 August 2021
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Are you noticing your heart skipping an extra beat every time someone mentions exam results day, especially with the news this week on how grades are being allocated in Northern Ireland? Here's some helpful hints on how to prepare.

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GCSE Results Day - be prepared!

Jayne Thompson
19 August 2020
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Last week's AS and A Level results across England, Wales and Northern Ireland have amplified concerns for many parents who have a young person waiting for the GCSE results this week. The coronavirus pandemic has brought about many unexpected worries for everyone, but having to worry about your child receiving grades which are deemed unjust and not a true reflection of their capability is likely to intensify stress levels.

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Teachers share their ideas in NI

Jayne Thompson
26 March 2020
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In the surreal times that we find ourselves, parents are grappling to absorb the news of the pandemic upon us, and the news that children have been sent home from school until, most likely, the new academic year, (apart from those of frontline service providers, whose children will still attend school but only to be supervised).

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For parents in Northern Ireland - lowdown on the Transfer Form and selecting schools

Jayne Thompson
24 January 2018
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Over the next two weeks, parents across Northern Ireland with children currently in Year 7 will be completing their Transfer Form. In other words, they will be selecting schools in order of preference for their child to transfer to in September. Many parents and children at this point have a clear idea of where they would like to go, while others are waiting anxiously for transfer test (AQE and GL Assessment) results on Saturday, which will give a clearer picture of the schools accessible to them. The Belfast Telegraph has published a list of the entrance scores accepted by grammar schools in NI for the academic year 2017/2018. This is a useful guideline for parents: but remember that these scores vary year on year.

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How can I help my child with exam stress?

Jayne Thompson
20 April 2017
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OMGoodness, is it really exam time again? There are many ways to help your child tackle exam stress. We have some top tips and give you the tried and tested AEROS method to help the whole family survive exam season at school.

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