Studying Over the Summer?

The summer holidays are here and the weather has been pretty good. Parents all over the country are asking themselves the same questions. Should my child be studying over the summer holiday? How much should they study? Here is my 2 pence worth.

Short answer:

It depends on the child.

Ok, perhaps you were looking for a little bit more detail?

It depends how old the child is. It depends what kind of year they had last year. It depends what they want.

If your child has not yet reached GCSE age then they probably shouldn’t study over the summer. Learning and growing as a person involve more than just studying. The summer is a great time to hang out with friends, develop hobbies and get out in the fresh air. Whether it’s football in the park or building sandcastles on the beach enjoy the nice weather and the long days.

Having said that, there are a few exceptions. Did your child had a bad school year last year? Perhaps they missed a lot of lessons due to illness or moved schools. Now is the perfect time to catch up on what they missed so that they are in a position to understand what happens next year. Alternatively if your child really enjoys studying or is really excited about learning a new subject by all means encourage them.

If you think your child would benefit from tutoring over the summer please contact me at


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