Is your child studying for their GCSEs or A Levels?
Reaching their full academic potential just got easier...
YOU'RE JUST SECONDS AWAY FROM THE ESSENTIAL STUDY SKILLS, LEARNING AND SUPPORT NEEDED TO SUPPORT THEM TO ACHIEVE THEIR VERY BEST - FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY!
If you answered ‘Yes!’ to these questions then I’ve got the solution.
My name is Lucy Parsons. When I was at school I had a dream. I wanted to study at Cambridge University. However, I went to pretty average local state schools and didn’t really know how to study. What I did have was supportive parents and the knowledge that I had to get the top grades if I was going to achieve my ambition.
Between year 11 and year 13 I worked out a study system that earned me five A grades at A Level and my place at Cambridge. After a short corporate career I trained to be a teacher and subsequently set up my study skills coaching business and published my book, The Ten Step Guide to Acing Every Exam You Ever Take.
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In my experience:
An affordable online online hub containing my signature study skills course that will help your child to achieve their grades in the best way for them. It gives you on demand access to a library of workshops and downloads that cover everything you need to study successfully. You also get personalised advice from me through weekly coaching calls and a members only Facebook group.
The club is for both parents and students. It works because your child develops a personalised study system tailored to the way they work, what motivates them and their ambitions.
I've seen first-hand that working with whole families is the best way to achieve success. Afterall, everyone in the family needs to be singing from the same hymn-sheet for the tips and advice to work. And having a neutral voice (me!) diffuses arguments and reduces tension.
As a result, when I work with families as a whole I see something amazing...
Parents stop nagging, students start studying and phenomenal exam results follow.
The Exam Success Formula helped the communication between me and my son because it gave me the opportunity to discuss issues. My son hates me checking up on homework or anything else but with Lucy’s help I have been able to point out that complete lack of communication on his part leads to anxiety on mine and we have discussed how he can let me know he is covering what's needed without me asking annoying questions!
My son's results were stunning and he is so pleased. We know your advice and guidance have set him on the right path and shown him how to tackle even harder exams in the future.
Lucy has a real gift for being able to communicate with teenagers. Like many teenagers, he does not always welcome advice from his parents but is much happier listening to suggestions from Lucy!
How does The Extraordinaries Club work?
First, work through the 10 Modules of The Exam Success Formula my signature study skills course
Weekly group coaching calls at 7:00 pm every Tuesday (term-time only)
Get and give support in the members only community
Take part in these regular club events - £75 each for non-members
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Our son was drifting towards his GCSEs with little enthusiasm but after doing The Exam Success Formula, he is more motivated, more organised and has the tools to lead him to success. Lucy’s course is amazing and we would recommend it wholeheartedly. Above all, it has been fun to take part and we are a happier family because of it.
It's £42 per month or £395 for annual membership. You can cancel your monthly membership at any time.
What Lucy offers in The Extraordinaries Club is much better value for money than tutoring.
My son has just received his GCSE results and he’s absolutely delighted. So much of what he learnt from Lucy has helped and in no small part of what I learnt from Lucy helped me support him (particularly not to nag!). Not too late, he realised that if he put the right effort in, in the right way then he’d maximise his time and get the results. Next steps A levels – the Lucy way!
These are the ten modules inside The Exam Success Formula.
The course will be taught 'live' starting in September and January but you will be able to access the modules, or start the course at any time.
Getting organised is the foundation for efficient and effective studying. This week students will set up organisational systems for their time and resources.
One of the most common complaints I hear from students is that they 'just can't get motivated to study'. In this module we will tackle this issue head on.
Time is the most important resource that any of us have at our disposal. If we waste time, it's gone forever. In this week we will think in detail about how to make best use of time to have a life balanced between study, social life and hobbies.
Consistency is the basis for any great achievement, whether that's training for the Olympics or getting excellent grades in your exams. This week we will identify the good habits that will support your child to exam success and start putting them into practice.
Having a positive attitude towards studying, and understanding that you only achieve great success when you continue to apply yourself when the going gets tough, is vital. This is what we'll cover this week.
Great students don't walk out of each lesson thinking, 'Tick, I've done that topic now.' They recognise there is greater depth, breadth and context for them to understand. This week we'll explore how to incorporate the thirst for knowledge into daily, weekly, termly and even yearly life.
All successful revision starts with a solid plan. This week you will discover how to create a flexible, personalised revision plan that will continuously serve your child rather than stressing them out!
Once a plan is in place revision needs to get done. We will talk about how to actually do revision in a sustainable way and how to avoid the pitfalls of procrastination so that progress is always being made.
This week we will cover how to behave and prepare in the last days and hours before an exam. We will also talk about how to cope with two exams in one day, how to cope with a bad exam and how to review exam season once it's all over.
One of the questions I get asked most frequently is 'How do you revise?' Schools just don't seem to teach it to their students. In this module I go through many different revision techniques, in detail, so that your child knows how to use them to their full advantage.
Learning with Lucy has been such an informative and motivating experience. The biggest benefit for us was the neutral part she played when posing all the questions and initiating the discussions. The weekly content was in concise chunks, so no module was overwhelming and they all led to the most efficient way to plan and revise. There was a lot of scope for your child to personalise their journey and suit their individual learning styles. At every opportunity Lucy was encouraging each child to take the lead in their own life. She is so passionate about their success. I highly recommend this course.
Lucy went above and way beyond our expectations during the course and set my son on the correct path for a fulfilling future. The psychological aspects have helped enormously with goal setting, removing resistance and helping him to realise he needs to be organised with his time and has improved his focus. Lucy equipped me not only with tools to help him, but enabled me to enhance our relationship through the whole process with the communication tips. One of the best investments I've ever made. A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!
As parents we think The Exam Success Formula was fantastic and thought provoking. As a family we learned how to communicate better and have fewer arguments. It empowered our daughter to voluntarily revise for her exams which was unheard of before the course. Her GCSE results are proof the course works, we are delighted!
My goal with The Extraordinaries Club is to give your family a sustainable road-map that you can use to help your child to achieve the best grades possible, as well as the ongoing support you need throughout the academic year.
My advice will ensure that:
And, that you, as a parent, are fully prepared to support your son or daughter every step of the way, without the nagging, melt-downs and confusion that are typical of many families in exam season. My goal is essentially to bring you and your child closer together so that you're a united team throughout the exams, and you're both stronger and happier as a result.
We realised that due to the stresses and anxiety that exams bring, our relationship with our son was deteriorating and we needed an intervention. This is where we researched and sourced outside help and found Lucy and The Extraordinaries Club.
Lucy discusses and guides us in our approach towards our son’s learning, how we communicate with him and how to ask the right questions. Good practical advice is given which works. The club has a great supporting community. We still get caught up by the situation and through the coaching sessions can discuss, come up with a plan and gain confidence that we are supporting him in the way that he needs.
Our son felt very lost in the challenge of revising and exam preparation. The Extraordinaries Club gives him the chance to realise that he is not the only person thinking and feeling this. Lucy discusses strategies and provides workshops which aids his learning. He felt that he would only just pass his English Literature and was awarded a grade 7 in his recent mock exams, a fantastic achievement for someone who believed they were never going to be any good at English.
My daughter hadn’t received any information from school about to how to revise or organise revision. She has Dyspraxia which means organisation, some subjects and exam papers are more challenging for her and this makes the correct type of revision essential for her to achieve her long term dream of going to university. I don’t know of anywhere else that can offer the kind of personalised support we have received from Lucy, the strategies and the encouragement. It has been a godsend for me as I wanted to help my daughter prepare for such an important milestone in her life, but didn’t know how. We receive much more than just revision guidance and Lucy really listens to the needs of the group and tailors her support accordingly.”
What's the price of not just feeling, but knowing, that you and your son or daughter are confident and in control in revision and exam season?
Having seen the stress, doubt and fear that many people encounter when faced with exams, I know I wouldn't want to be in their position.
I never felt like that. I always felt calm and confident when I went into exams, and my clients feel the same. This is all down to the right kind of preparation. You can have this, and the future prospects that great grades open up, when you join The Extraordinaries Club.
In just two months my son has more direction and he feels he is becoming better prepared and more confident as he gains the necessary tools required to study more effectively. My son now has strategies in place to become more organised and to manage his time better. If he starts to veer away from these then he can revisit the videos, blogs and even the Coaching Calls to help get back on track and keep motivated to reaching his goal.
As the Extraordinaries Club is aimed at both parents and students we are now both singing off the same sheet - whereas before this wasn't the case. I also know that if it was just me making the suggestions and giving him advice he wouldn't take it seriously. Lucy has a way of engaging with the students and they do listen. As a parent I feel that Lucy genuinely does care about how well our children perform and she is passionate about delivering the different methods and coping strategies to them.
Having just attended the first Year 11 Parent's Evening, I can honestly say that it felt as though we were discussing a completely different boy from the one we had at the end of Year 10.
If you're ready to help your child reach their full academic potential and ease your own stress, simply choose from the three levels of support below and click the button to join on your preferred payment plan...
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Do you think that your child needs extra support and accountability to make the most of their membership of the club and answer their questions?
If so, this is the option for you.
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How does it work?
When you sign-up for this option, you will be asked to complete a questionnaire which will help us to assign you to the right coach for you. You will then be introduced and be able set up a mutually convenient time for your first coaching call. Coaching calls will be 45 minutes long, you will receive an email summary of each call from your coach which highlights what you discussed and the things you need to do or work on over the next month. If you have any questions between coaching calls, ask on a group call in the club or email your coach.
Recurring payment - taken monthly from your payment card on the date you signed up
one coaching Call per Family per Month
Pay once and save £250 when you join on an annual membership
One Coaching Call Per Family Per Month
Would you like your child to have a bespoke, personalised experience? Do they need the support and accountability of a weekly call with an academic coach?
This is the highest level of service we offer. You child's primary contact will be with their academic coach, but they will also have access to all the resources inside The Extraordinaries Club for extra back-up.
If you're ready to help your child reach their full academic potential with weekly expert support and advice throughout a crucial exam year, you're in the right place.
24 coaching Calls over ten months (September to June)
Working with Lucy for a year and a half taught me skills I will use right through university. I learned to manage my time, stay focused and prioritise. Lucy helped me structure and tailor my lifestyle to make the most out of my studying, even when things got tricky. I learned a lot from Lucy about consistency, and she helped me to get through the times of the year when it is easy to lose focus. Somehow she managed to help with broader study and life skills, as well as very particular, specific problems. I don't think I'd have the grades I do to my name today without Lucy's support. Lucy helped me not only to get the most out of academic life, but to improve my leisure time too. I learned how to keep calm and be completely in control of my workload all year round. I will use the techniques she taught me far into the future, and some well beyond the classroom. She always believes in me and encourages me, but is nonetheless firm and frank. I am proud to have worked with Lucy and that she took a gamble on me as her first client.
Stop the guessing game. Use tried and tested study strategies that work and take the stress and anxiety out of supporting your child to reach their potential.
The “student only” calls have given my daughter a massive boost in confidence and improved her wellbeing hugely. She has focussed her effort and, using Lucy’s advice and guidance, put the effort in increasing her double science from grades 5/6 to 7/8 in her November mocks. She is so pleased with herself and can see that doing the revision does make a difference. She is really motivated and is feeling good – a very different place to where she started only three months ago.”
Mother of Year 11 twins
As a parent, you often feel at a loss as to how to offer practical help and solutions to some of the issues we had at home with regard to revision, homework, expectations of the school, managing our expectations etc and you can feel alone in this. The Club has helped enormously and given us so many ways to deal with different issues as they arise and we don’t feel alone anymore. When my daughter used revision techniques suggested by Lucy for a Chemistry test a History test she did so much better than usual. As a family, we would have no hesitation in recommending the Club to anyone, we are so glad we found Lucy!”
Mother of Year 10
The Extraordinaries Club is a great way to get more in-depth, personalised help in the form of workshops, coaching calls, chat forums and specific topics. Both students and parents are supported on how to survive the exam years. Highly recommended if you want to help your child achieve their potential while retaining your sanity!”
Parent of Year 11 Student