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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 ACHIEVE THE TOP GRADES - FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY!

Does any of this sound familiar?

  • Your child works hard and has a strong desire to do well. However, they're overwhelmed, they don't know how to use their study time effectively and they don't really know where to start with revision
  • Your child seems to lack focus and direction, doesn't appreciate the urgency of the situation and prioritises Snapchat streaks and Netflix marathons over their studies
  • You are anxiously biting your fingernails in the background, trying to strike the fine balance between not nagging and not backing off completely.
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    It's so long since you left school yourself that you feel out of touch and you're not sure whether the advice you give (if only they'd listen) is actually worth following anyway
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    You feel like you're going to explode because you can see your child's incredible potential and you can't stand watching them fritter it away
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    You know that this school year is important and you just want some expert guidance to see you through it successfully

If you answered ‘Yes!’ to these questions then I’ve got the solution.

Let me introduce myself...

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.

Lucy Parsons The Exam Success Formula

In my experience:

  • Schools don't teach students how to study - they just expect them to know what they're doing with revision and homework
  • Parents don't feel like they get the necessary information from schools to give their children the right support and guidance
  • When students and parents learn together about what makes a successful study strategy and develop the right communication skills there's less stress and far more success in the exam years

This is my solution...

An affordable online club for families to give them year-round support in helping students to reach their full potential at school and in life.

This club is for both parents and students. Why have I decided to create the club like this?

Because nearly every time I’ve started working with a student on a 1:1 basis I’ve also spent quite a lot of time with the parents, helping them to understand how they can best support their child. After all, you’re the ones jollying them along week-by-week, day-by-day and hour-by-hour, so you really need to know what you’re talking about!

When I ran my signature study skills course, The Exam Success Formula, twice in the 2017-18 academic year, I saw how powerful the format of working with parents and students simultaneously was.

The Exam Success Formula with Lucy Parsons

 Parents stopped nagging, students started studying and phenomenal exam results followed. 

The only thing that was missing from The Exam Success Formula was year-round support from me.

So, I’ve taken the nine core topics of The Exam Success Formula that cover the motivation and study skills students need, as well as the complementary advice for parents on how to support their child with each component of the course and put all this inside The Extraordinaries Club and made it available to you at an affordable price. Alongside these nine core modules you will also get:

  • Weekly term-time coaching calls - alternative weeks will be for just students or just parents
  • Free access to all of my very popular live online workshops and masterclasses on topics such as exam technique, revision planning and whatever I see a need for in the club community (usually £35 each)
  • Access to a members-only forum where you can get advice and support from me and the other members
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    On demand access to my content library of webinar, workshop and masterclass recordings
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    Access to my library of downloads. This includes different revision planning grids and tools, all the opt-ins you have to give your email address for on my website and anything there is a community-wide need for
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    Live teaching of The Exam Success Formula twice per year - and you can dip into it whenever you like for as long as you're a member
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    Five unique log-ins for members of your family so that you can all access the course and interact in the forums in your own time and own way

Our son was drifting towards his GCSEs with little enthusiasm but after doing the course, 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.

Juliet Bromley
Mother of a year 11

How much does it cost?

The launch price for The Extraordinaries Club is £299 for annual family membership or £32.50 for monthly family membership.

The price will increase on 20th September 2018 at 9pm to £350 for annual family membership or £35.00 for monthly family membership

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!

Sarah Barwell
Mother of a year 11

These are the nine modules of 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.

N.B. For the September 2018 run of the course the modules will be released one per week but you will be able to access them at any time after that.

Week 1 - Organisation

Week 2 - Get motivated

Week 3 - Time management and self-care

Week 4 - Create good study habits

Week 5 - The Mindset for Success

Week 6 - Learn to love learning

Week 7 - Revision Planning

Week 8 - Getting your revision done

Week 9 - Exam time and exam review

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.

Raphaelle Cox
Mother of a year 11

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!


Amanda Hodgson
Mother of a Year 8 Student               

How does the club work?

Start with The Exam Success Formula

The Exam Success Formula has been carefully designed to teach you and your child everything you need to know for exam success in a logical order that builds on itself. The first thing you do when you join The Extraordinaries Club should be to work through The Exam Success Formula. You can start at any time, but the course will be taught 'live' with the focus of each week's coaching calls being that week's topic starting in September and January. 

Come along to the weekly coaching call for more advice and support

During term time there will be weekly coaching calls - alternately just for students and just for parents. This is your chance to come along, ask my advice and be coached by me.

Outside the times when I'm teaching The Exam Success Formula live some coaching calls will be switched for a masterclass that will help significant numbers of the community.

Make full use of the live workshops and masterclasses

My live workshops and masterclasses on topics such as revision planning and exam technique are designed to be practical learning sessions. There are recordings of these classes inside the club for you to watch on demand, but turning up live and asking your questions is the best way to get the most value.

I will be adding to the range of live and recorded workshops and masterclasses inside the club as time goes on - the topics I cover will be driven by the needs of the members.

Access the content library

The club contains a content library of workshops, masterclasses, webinars and downloads for you to access on demand as well as the modules of The Exam Success Formula (these will be added week by week as we work through the course for the first time as a community).

Get help in the community

The private, on-site, member only community is there to serve you. Ask questions, get my feedback and advice, learn from the experiences of other members and make new friends. There is a communical area of the forum for everyone, as well as parents only and students only areas so that you can ask questions 'in private'.

The Extraordinaries Club is your first port of all when you start working with me

By joining The Extraordinaires Club, working through The Exam Success Formula and making use of all the other resources I am confident that 90% of students won't need any additional one-to-one support.

Apart from in very rare circumstances, I will be insisting that students and parents work through the materials in the club before they have any one-to-one sessions with me. I have seen that this is the way to get the best results.

The Extraordinaries Club is also the most affordable way to work with me. My one-to-one coaching packages start at £500 for a six week course.

As parents we think the course 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!

Paula Martyn-Jones
Mother of a year 11

What will you get out of the club?

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 your family has:

  • Clear motivations and goals
    Students will have clearly identified their 'why' for taking these exams so that they're deeply motivated to do well. They will also know the grades they need to move on to their favoured next step. Parents will know how to keep them on track to achieve their dreams.
  • A positive and resilient attitude towards their studies
    Students believe that their understanding and grades will always improve through effort applied in the right way and parents know what language to use to support them and reinforce their positive attitude.
  • A clear framework for managing their time
    Students know how much study they should be doing, when they should be doing it and when they should be resting or having fun so that they get the best grades and maintain their stamina throughout the school year. They also know how to avoid procrastination. Together you will have built an accountability system that works for both of you - without you having to resort to nagging (well, hardly ever).
  • Formed good study habits and lost the bad ones
    Students have laid their foundation for success over the long-term rather than relying on short-term and very stressful techniques like cramming. Parents will be confident that their consistent effort will pay dividends in the exam hall so that you don't have to worry so much.
  • Deepened and broadened their understanding of their subjects
    And, maybe, students will have even fallen in love with some of them so that studying becomes a pleasure rather than a chore. As a parent, you will be able to share in their accumulation of knowledge and understanding through experiences and discussion.
  • Strong revision strategies that work for them and their subjects
    They will have identified, and have the tools to continuously identify, the revision techniques that are working for them, and have the confidence to change things that aren't working. You will be able to stop worrying that they're doing things incorrectly because you have confidence in the revision process that they're going through. You will also know how you can most effectively help them with their revision and when to get out of the way.
  • Prioritisation techniques that will keep them focused
    Students will stop the overwhelm and increase the efficiency and effectiveness of their revision by always knowing where they should be focusing their attention. Parents will easily be able to communicate with them about where they're at in their revision so that you know they're on target.
  • The insight to approach the exams in a happy and healthy way
    By understanding their own rhythms of concentration and how to re-energise themselves students will be able to prepare for exams in a happy and healthy way. Parents will be able to keep them on track with the nutritional and emotional support that they need.
  • The tools they need to learn to think like an examiner
    Students will have the confidence to efficiently and effectively use them to prepare for their exams and continuously see improvements in their attainment. You will be able to help them to reflect on their progress and focus on remaining areas of weakness.
  • A quick and easy method to review exam season
    So that students can improve their revision and exam preparation year after year and continuously get better results. Parents will be able to support them with these review activities and hold them accountable to their insights.

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.

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!


Lysbeth Sleath
Mother of a Year 11 son                 

Feel calm, confident and in control next exam season

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.


Lucy provided my daughter with a really great gift for life, for she is now able to determine herself by engaging and applying her mind and heart to what she is doing. I am confident that it will last. She passed all her exams this year after struggling in previous years and is facing the future with confidence.


Anonymous
Parent of second year university student                 

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It's thanks to Lucy that I have managed to regain confidence in what I can achieve now and  in the coming years. I now know what to do to improve my grades and I am ready to put that knowledge into practice.


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The Exam Success Formula had a great impact on me. I feel more confident about how to study now and about how to prioritise. Thank you Lucy!


Anna Augustyn
Open University Student

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Working with Lucy helped my daughter gain confidence in herself and learn how to approach revision calmly and methodically. The exam results were good and Lucy’s support was invaluable.


Laura Hutton
Parent of Year 12 Student