How to help / Support your child
There are many ways to help and support your child’s experience of GCSE and Advanced level study at Parkstone. Many of these are things that will generally help in any of your child’s subjects.
- Have they checked her timetable and located all of their subject resources (textbook, Labcoat, calculator, folder etc) ?
- Are there any deadlines due?
- When are the GCSE/ A level assessments 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 their planner for this week regarding issues/deadlines from lessons?
about them studies/progress in a particular topic, encourage them to go to staff and ask for help. Every single teacher welcomes students looking to improve their understanding, and will help them if asked, regardless of whether this student is in their class or not. It is how we work as a school.
about your child’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 child’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, school emails, or just reading the notice boards and listening to notices read out in tutor time & assemblies, or on Twitter.
to engage with their 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 child is aware of this guidance and is acting upon it.