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Supporting your child. Elly Hobson London School of Economics. Introduction: The LSE. The LSE. Standard Offers : AAA – BBB Undergraduate UK171749% EU35710% International143441% Total3508 Graduate UK80525% EU79625% International164650% Total3247 . - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • Supporting your child Elly Hobson London School of Economics

  • Introduction: The LSE

  • The LSEStandard Offers: AAA BBB



  • Helping your child choose: A Levels RG have non-preferred lists. LSE, for example: AccountingArt & DesignBusiness StudiesCommunication StudiesD &TDrama & Theatre StudiesHome EconomicsICTLawMedia StudiesMusic Technology/Sports Studies/Travel & Tourism

  • Helping your child choose: DegreeDegree Subject: Is chosen BEFORE institution PassionateEnjoyIt doesnt necessarily need to link with future career or have been studied before52,000 Higher Education Courses

  • Helping your child choose: InstitutionOffers their subject!They are eligible! TraditionalNewRussell Group 250 Higher Education EstablishmentsApprox 400,000 students register p.aHigh competition e.g. LSE 18 to 1, Warwick 7 to 1, Oxbridge 4 to 1

  • Useful LinksThe Guardian Times Good University culture DaysReputation: teaching and researchStudent Profile

  • Getting Ahead: A Levels OrganisedCoursework: leave time to reflect, check and correctRevision: make a revision plan, be realistic, include down-time and relaxation, accept that usual activities might be curtailed temporarily i.e. its not forever!, discuss progress and areas of concern, remove temptation, routine

  • Getting Ahead: RevisionColoursGraphics/doodles/mind-maps Post-its/Cue CardsEven 10 minutes of revision is better than nothingUse lunches and breaks to free up evenings.Get up half an hour early to revise.

    Chunk It:Each specification studied is split into smaller topics (e.g. Physics has the Waves topic). Draw up a list of these topics Draw into diary or calendar what day going to revise each one on.

    Aim to complete all topics about two before exams start plenty of room to take own mock exams and tests and find out what needs to be worked on. Then can do targeted, specialised revision on weaknesses.

  • Getting Ahead: ExamsNight before exam:early to bedeverything ready for morningMorning of exam:breakfastleave a little earlier to avoid stress/latenessno point cramming now.In exam: water and glucose sweetsplenty of pens and paperencourage take time to PLANAfter exam: move on: discourage post-mortemsrestthen focus on next exam

  • Useful LinksRevision Aids: Tips + downloadable revision plan: mind-mapping software: Tips:

  • Preparing for University Fewer hours of taught classesDifferent ways of learningIndependence and self-disciplineChoose areas of specialismLonger holidays!

  • Preparing for UniversityAverage of 12 hours of formal contact timeLecturesClasses/seminars/tutorialsWorkshops/group studyBut expected to do at least 3-5 hours in preparation for each class either in the library or at homeSelf-disciplineExams and courseworkChoose areas of specialism

  • Preparing for UniversityWork experienceVolunteering/Community WorkOutside InterestsStudent ShadowingSummer Schools Open DaysOffer Holder DaysSave money!Get hold of a reading listKeep involved with the subject once exams overHave a rest

  • Student ShadowingA good way to find out if you like the university most universities offer this Check Student Recruitment web pages of individual universities

    Typically 2 2.5 hours LectureTourQ&AAdmissions advice

  • Campus toursMost universities will run these. Check Student Recruitment online for more details

    LSETours run every Monday, Wednesday & Friday during half term week from 3 pm. (27 and 29 May 2009)No need to book just turn up promptly to the Student Services Centre30 minute guided tour led by current student

  • Above allBe supportive but dont worry too much!Pass on the info youve learnt today and try and encourage discussions with your child about whats going onAsk teachers, speak to universities, use the internet, if possible: loads of info out thereQuestions?


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