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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.

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 that will help your child to achieve their grades in the best way for them by giving them a better understanding of the way they work, what motivates them and their ambitions without you having to stress, nag or worry.

This club is for both parents and students.

Why have I decided to create the club like this?

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.

When I work with families as a whole I see something amazing...

The Exam Success Formula with Lucy Parsons

 Parents stop nagging, students started 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!


Lysbeth Sleath
Mother of a Year 11 son                 

How does The Extraordinaries Club work?

Work through The Exam Success Formula

First, work through the 10 Modules of The Exam Success Formula

  • In a carefully structured order to give your child everything they need to succeed academically
  • Student and parent version of each module - so that everyone is singing from the same hymn-sheet and has the information they need to succeed
  • Pick and choose the elements you need if you haven't got time for the whole course


Take part in weekly coaching calls

We have a coaching call at 7:45 pm every Thursday

  • Alternate weeks for parents only and students only
  • Get your specific questions answered
  • Learn from the experiences of other parents and students


Use the onsite community

You have access to a members-only onsite forum

  • Ask questions, get advice and interact with the other members between coaching calls so that you're never stuck - you can always move forwards
  • Whole community, parents only and students only areas so that you can ask the questions you really need to ask
  • Stop feeling so alone in your struggles


Live Masterclasses and Workshops

Take part in these regular club events - £45 each for non-members

  • Upcoming are a January Mocks Revision Planning Kickstarter Workshop on 18th December 2018 and How to Revise English Lanuage on 4th January 2019
  • More live masterclasses for 2019 are currently being planned including subject-specific revision techniques for the sciences and humanities, as well as general academic skills
  • If you can't make it live - all recordings are posted in the club for you to watch at your convenience


Library of downloads and past webinars, masterclasses and workshops

You have exclusive access to all this content

  • How to Revise GCSE Maths Masterclass with guest teacher, Nichola Cole; Exam Technique Masterclass; A Level Mindset Webinar; A Step-by-Step Guide to Getting the Top Grades webinar recording; Revision Planning Kickstarter recording; and, so much more!
  • Complete library of PDF downloads (that you have to put your email address in to get on my main website) including revision planning outlines, Revision Power Hour graphic and the very popular Supportive Parents Exam Season Toolkit
  • Watch or download all this on demand


You also get five unique log-ins for members of your family for the price of one subscription

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.

Juliet Bromley
Mother of a year 11

How much does it cost?

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

What Lucy offers in The Extraordinaries Club is much better value for money than tutoring.


Penny Pullan
Mother of a Year 12 Student               

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 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.

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

Week 10 - Revision Techniques

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               

The Extraordinaries Club is your first port of call 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 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!

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.


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.


Anne Carter
Parent of Year 11                 

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.”


Paula Williams
Mother of a Year 11 Student               

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.


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.


Nichola Balletta
Parent of Year 11 student               

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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.”


Annette Benny

Mother of Year 11 twins

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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!”


Caroline Handley
Mother of Year 10

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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!”


Lisa Summers
Parent of Year 11 Student