Supporting your Child through their GCSEs
Year 11 Director of Learning, Miss Sarah Dankmeyer recently held an event full of hints and tips to help parents and carers support their child through their GCSEs.
Year 11 Director of Learning, Miss Sarah Dankmeyer recently held an event full of hints and tips to help parents support their child through their GCSEs. The evening consisted of a presentation allowing parents to ask questions and find out more about revision guides and websites.
Miss Dankmeyer said ‘I decided to start running the sessions as parents kept asking me via email and at events such as parents’ evening what they could do to support their child through their GCSEs. It was a need brought forward by parents and we have decided to run the events to meet this need and help them feel informed and able to help their child during this time.
‘I recently put on the first session to parents and the governing body and received really positive feedback, so I have decided to run another session.’
Miss Dankmeyer has also taken a group of 45 Year 11 students to visit the University of Northampton to find out what university life is like. The students learnt how a campus works, what the accomodations looks like and found out more about career options.
She said 'I wanted the students to have a goal that they can work towards as exam season approaches.
'The students were really engaged throughout the trip, some of them were unsure if they wanted to go to university and were worried about the financial costs. The student now have a better understanding of how student loans work and some of them that were not considering univeristy have started to look into it.
'All these different events are helping the students to feel supported and informed. It allows them to look at what their end goal is so they have a focus and understand what they are working towards during the exam period.'
The next Parents workshop will be held on Wednesday 8th February in the Academy’s Main Theatre from 6-7pm.
If you are interest in attending the event or would like to find out more information please email Miss Dankmeyer: SDankmeyer@corbybusinessacademy.org