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Is your child studying for their GCSEs or A Levels?

Reaching their full academic potential just got easier...


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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.

Places I've been featured...

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 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...

The Exam Success Formula with Lucy Parsons

 Parents stop nagging, students start studying and phenomenal exam results follow. 

My daughter is in year 13 at a 6th Form College. My daughter found the first Lockdown extremely difficult, it affected her mental health as well as her school work. She found she lacked motivation and got very behind in her studies.

I had seen some of Lucy’s posts on Facebook and thought it would be good for us to join the Extraordinaries Club. I am really glad that we did, because since joining the group it has given my daughter and I a focus to work on together. Whether it has been doing the modules, watching the coaching calls or doing the Revision Masterclass, my daughter now has a lot more motivation since joining the club. It has opened up a dialogue about school work and studying between us. I feel I am able to support her more and not just nag about homework.

The news of the cancellation of exams was a bit of a blow but my daughter has picked herself up and has continued to work hard and has been revising for some remote mock assessment set by her college.

After doing the Revision Masterclass my daughter has felt much more confident in how to revise and has been able to revise more effectively.

We would highly recommend joining The Extraordinaries Club and wished we had joined sooner.

Elizabeth Watts
Mother of a Year 13 daughter                 

How does The Extraordinaries Club work?

Work through The Exam Success Formula

First, work through the 10 Modules of The Exam Success Formula my signature study skills course

  • The modules are carefully structured to give your child everything they need to succeed academically, and build on top of each other to create a complete, personalised study system that will work for your child
  • 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
  • If you haven't got time for the whole course, or do the Quickstart module or pick and choose the elements you need most

Take part in weekly coaching calls

Weekly group coaching calls at 7:00 pm every Tuesday (term-time only)

  • Alternate weeks for parents only and students only
  • Get your specific questions answered and problems solved
  • Learn from the experiences of other parents and students
  • If you can't make it live, watch the recording which will be posted inside the club on the next day

Take part in the parents only Facebook group

Get and give support in the members only community

  • Ask questions, get advice and interact with the other members between coaching calls so that you're never stuck - you can always move forwards
  • Parents needs an outlet for their stresses and and challenges of the exam years - combined with the parents only coaching calls - the Facebook group is the perfect place to find your personal 'support team' who get what you're going through
  • Never feel alone in your struggles again

Live Masterclasses and Workshops

Take part in these regular club events - £75 each for non-members

  • Already in the club: Mocks Revision Planning Kickstarter Workshops, How to Revise English Lanuage, How to Revise English Literature, How to Revise Maths, How to Revise Biology, How to Revise the Foundations of Science, How to Revise Experimental Techniques and Investigations, How to Revise History, How to Revise Geography, Exam Technique Masterclass, Start the Sixth Form Right and Self-Care in the Exam Years for the Whole Family.
  • Upcoming in 2020 are How to Revise Chemistry and Physics
  • All Masterclasses are inside the club ready for you to watch at your convenience

Library of downloads and past webinars, masterclasses and workshops

You have exclusive access to all this content

  • 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
  • Library of webinars including The A Level Mindset Webinar with Martin Griffin, A Day in the Life of a Successful Student and A Step by Step Guide to Getting the Top Grades
  • 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 modules in The Extraordinaries Club, 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

I'm a mum of year 13 twins. We have been members of The Extraordinaries Club since the end of year 10. The Extraordinaries Club has provided resources for my twins which have enabled them to learn independently and achieve at GCSE level in a way which kept them healthy and feeling positive about themselves. The Club also provided excellent resources for me as a parent which meant I could support them and not nag!

Whilst both my twins are independent learners, we re-engaged with The Extraordinaries Club at the start of lockdown in March 2020. Since then Lucy and the team has provided structure and support in a way that was absent from school. This continues to be the case and provides help particularly for one of my children through the fortnightly coaching sessions. They engage with the club in different ways, which is fine because they are different people. Both have found the Masterclasses very helpful and are accessing the relevant A Level topics as they become available.

There is an excellent focus on health and well-being and taking a structured and organised approach to study. This is NOT about “hot housing” young people, this is about helping them to be the best that they can be and feel great about it.

If you are on the fence about joining the Club I’d say go for it and try it. I found it helps even more if both parents are engaged as well as the young people however this is not essential – there is lots to learn for anyone who wishes to participate.

Annette Benny
Mother of a Year 13 twins                 

How much does it cost?

It's £64 per month or £512 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.

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 - Systematise Your Success

Week 2 - Boost Your Motivation

Week 3 - Manage Your Time

Week 4 - Hone Your Habits

Week 5 - Upgrade Your Mindset

Week 6 - Plan Your Revision

Week 7 - Optimise Your Revision Techniques

Week 8 - Revise for Results

Week 9 - Love Your Learning

Week 10 - Ace Your Exams

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 modules in The Extraordinaries Club 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                 

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 child 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.
  • Both you and your child have a positive and resilient attitude towards your 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.
  • Your family has a clear framework for managing 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).
  • You all have good study habits and know how to lose 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.
  • As a family you work together to deepen and broaden your understanding of subjects being studied
    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.
  • You have strong revision strategies that work for your child 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.
  • Your child knows how to prioritise so that they stay 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.
  • You all have 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.
  • Your child has 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.
  • You can all learn the lessons of mocks and previous exams to do better next time
    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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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...

1. Club Only Membership


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PER YEAR for your family

Best value: 12 months membership for the price of 8 months when you join on an annual membership AND get my support for the whole academic year

2. Club Membership + 1 Monthly 1:1 Coaching Call

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.

Who's this for?

  • Students who need a little bit of extra help and support to keep them on track with completing the modules, using the resources inside the club and actually getting the work done for their exams

What you get...

  • One coaching call per month with a member of my coaching team who are all experienced and highly qualified education professionals who have been thoroughly trained in my methodology. In total you will have ten 1:1 coaching calls through the academic year - one per month.
  • Email support from your coach in between coaching calls - so there's always someone on hand to answer your questions and keep you moving forward
  • All the benefits and content of The Extraordinaries Club

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.


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one coaching Call per Family per Month


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3. Weekly Coaching Calls with the extra support of club membership

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.


PER MONTH for ten months

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.

LJ Baxter
Year 13 Student                 

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.”

Annette Benny

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!”

Caroline Handley
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!”

Lisa Summers
Parent of Year 11 Student