Exam Ready Handwriting
with Sheilagh Blyth MSc OT
Use the know-how from examiners, teachers (and us) to help your child rock their GCSE exams with easier to read handwriting.
Weekly ‘drop-in’ advice clinics during ‘exam season’
Created with the know-how from exam markers, teachers & handwriting experts just for you!
Giving the skills & confidence to pass exams
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Have the test and mock exams not gone well? Are you fearing your child's life dreams will have to change if the results do not improve?
Become hopeful for your child's future and be reassured you've done the best for them
This course is for those students who:
How it works . . .
(Suitable for students taking their exams in the next 12 months)
What is included. . .
I feel your worry. Often teachers correct the content, but who tells your child how to make their writing more readable?
By the time your child is ready to sit their exams, many assumptions have already been made. Grades have been predicted. Future ambitions have been discussed. But one of the biggest assumptions is that their handwriting cannot be improved. It is what it is.
I HATE hearing this because it is UNTRUE.
I am not suggesting we start again by teaching a particular writing style. Examiners want writing that is easy to read. With a few tweaks, everyone’s handwriting can be improved. They need to be shown how to do this.
‘Exam Ready Handwriting’ has been created on this belief. Just as professional sports stars aim to improve small percentages in their performance, so can we.
This course pulls together knowledge on how to improve handwriting. Commonly miswritten words per subject area. How to revise in a stress-free way. Understanding what the questions mean, and the wishes of exam markers. 1 to 2 percentage tweaks in every area will make a massive difference to their final grades.
Why choose me?
- Trained OT (Occupational Therapist)
- Handwriting expert
- Expert in teenage approaches to learning (collaborative and respectful)
- Published Author of two books on handwriting.
- Hundreds of children have been helped to get legible handwriting, even in their teens, when teachers may say it’s too late.
Exam Ready Handwriting Course
- 8 videos
- 12 PDF workbooks.
- Weekly 'drop-in' advice clinic to ask any handwriting question. (Tuesday eve's)
- Complete the command word quiz - one fo revery subject
- Download and do past papers per subject
- Access for 6 months
- Discover the common writing errors per subject. We cover English language, Maths, Geography, History, Biology, Chemistry and Physics.
At Help with Handwriting, we know that the lead-up to exams can be a worrying time for all.
We are not here to give you sleepless nights telling you about everything that could go wrong. Quite the opposite. We are here to give you and your child hope.
The vast majority of exams are handwritten. Even when students type, the exam boards admit that it is quicker to write shorter questions. After your child’s exam, the work is scanned onto a computer for an exam marker to read it. They no longer receive the actual paper scripts. The need for clearly written words is everywhere.
Being ready for exams is more than just being able to write neatly. It is about having the best preparation and mindset.
Here’s how ‘Exam Ready Handwriting’ works.
We look at the whole person, starting with what type of hand-writer your child is. Next, we guide them into reflecting on what this means for them in an exam. For example, if they are a fast writer. Do they rush their work, leaving out words and not forming letters correctly? If so, they need strategies that help them review their work. They also need a clear revision plan. One that lets them revise in small bite-sized chunks. However, if your child likes to get everything right the first time, they need strategies to help them write faster. For example, finding the best pen for them and teaching them that brain breaks are essential to retaining information.
What makes us different is that we have taken our exam knowledge to the next level. We have a whole section on what an examiner wishes your child would do with their handwriting to make it easier for them to read. Here we show examples of other exam students’ work and what they did or didn’t do.
We also have grouped our knowledge into subject areas. Here your child can look at the specific subjects they are taking. Learn the common misspelled or poorly written words. For instance, in Biology the difference between sucrose and sucrase will cost them marks. For every subject, there is a guide list of command words. Know what the exam boards want, and your child is already halfway to success.
Lastly, attend the ‘drop-in’ clinics. These are run weekly during ‘exam session’ (April to June). Ask any question about your writing and Sheilagh give your child strategies for success.
Please note, their teachers are there to advise them on the content. We are here to improve their handwriting.
Are you ready to boost those grades? Great, because we are too!