How to help / Support your daughter
There are many ways to help and support your daughter’s experience of GCSE and Advanced level study at Parkstone. Many of these are things that will generally help in any of your daughter’s subjects.
- Has she checked her timetable and located all of her subject resources (textbook, Labcoat, calculator, folder etc) ?
- Are there any deadlines due?
- When are the GCSE/ A level controlled assessments (ISAs) taking place this term?
- Are there any trips / visits that require reply slips / permission slips to be completed and returned?
- Is there anything written in her planner for this week regarding issues/deadlines from lessons?
about her studies/progress in a particular topic, encourage her to come to the staff and ask for help. Every single teacher welcomes students looking to improve their understanding, and will help them if they ask, regardless of whether this student is in their class or not. It is how we work as a school.
about your daughter’s progress, contact us, and we will happily discuss your concerns and address them. Likewise we will always strive to keep in touch with you about anything that we feel you should be made aware of relating to your daughter’s progress and welfare whilst at Parkstone as a student.
to take advantage of all of the extracurricular opportunities on offer at school; Environmental Society, Science Club, Robotics/Engineering Club, competitions, trips, mentoring, helping with middle school science sessions…The easiest way to keep up with this is either through our website, parentmail, or just reading the notice boards and listening to notices read out in tutor time & assemblies, or on Twitter.
to engage with her subjects in a much broader way outside of school. This could be as simple as watching the relavent programming together, to visiting the coast or one of the amazing London museums.
need to engage a lot more fully with their subjects outside of the limits of the taught syllabus content, especially if they have plans to study at University. We give them a lot of guidance on how to do this, which we have shared with you on this website. Make sure that your daughter is aware of this guidance and is acting upon it.