Buying for Exam Success

If you’re yet to go through the nail-biting lead up to August exam results, and you’re wondering how to increase your offspring’s chances of success, consider some property buying advice from Stacks Property Search.

Amanda Ake of Stacks Property Search says, “Buy a property that’s in the middle of nowhere, no bus routes, no neighbours, no access to diversionary friends outside school hours. You will have to play permanent taxi driver, and your children may never forgive you, but there will be little for them to do apart from homework and revision.”

Gideon Sumption of Stacks Property Search says, “Remoteness in itself may not be enough. Choose a ‘not spot’ where there’s just enough Broadband to upload a practice maths paper, but not enough to stream Netflix or Fortnight.”

James Law of Stacks Property Search says, “Exercise has been proven to improve academic performance, so ensure there’s access to tennis courts, ponies, gym, or whatever suits. Or make your garden and land as labour intensive as possible – and put them to work.”

Amanda Ake says, “A good homework / revision spot is vital. In an ideal world, a space that isn’t their bedroom is best. And while you might be tempted to pick a quiet spare bedroom away from the turmoil of family life, this kind of space can be too lonely. Consider somewhere that isn’t too remote so the student can feel part of the family, while not in the thick of cooking, playing, music and TV.

“Choose an area where the demographic is academic – you will have easy access to personal tutors to help with the subjects with which your teens are struggling.”

Finally, James Law says, “Don’t forget about your own needs during these stressful times. There will be moments when you feel like a good rant, but it’s generally preferable if you can count to ten and walk away from the situation to a shed or studio at the end of the garden.”



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