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The A Level Mindset Student Workbook

40 activities for transforming student commitment, motivation and productivity

By: Steve Oakes & Martin Griffin

Price: CAD $175.00

Publisher: CROWN HOUSE PUBLISHING

Imprint: Crown House Publishing

100 Pages

11.69 X 8.27 X 0.5 ins

ISBN:  9781785830792 -- Paperback

Publication Date: 03/07/2016

Successful students approach their studies with the right behaviours, skills and attitudes: they understand how to learn and revise effectively, they're determined and organised, they give more discretionary effort and they get top results. Success at A level is a result of character, not intelligence.

The A Level Mindset Student Workbook offers students a structured way to work through the 40 activities in The A Level Mindset (ISBN 9781785830242) by Steve Oakes and Martin Griffin. It coaches students to develop the key characteristics which will help them be successful at A level: vision, effort, systems, practice and attitude. With space for students to record and reflect on their answers, along with plenty of advice for improvement and self-development based on the authors' experience as heads of a successful sixth form, the student workbook is an essential tool to help students with their time management, commitment, motivation and study habits -- which will ultimately help them achieve.

Sold in packs of 25, the workbook sets are ideally suited for A level class teachers, and heads of sixth forms or colleges, who want their classes to benefit from the A level mindset and are using The A Level Mindset.

Suitable for teachers, tutors, heads of sixth form or anyone else who wants to help A level students achieve their potential, The A Level Mindset offers 40 easy-to-use activities to develop students' resilience, commitment, buoyancy, motivation and determination. It could be your key to transforming student outcomes.


Steve Oakes is assistant director of sixth form at The Blue Coat School in Oldham, where he has worked with his A Level Mindset co-author, Martin Griffin, for the past eight years. For each of the last five years, progress measures have placed AS and A level students at The Blue Coat School in the top 10 per cent nationally. Together with Martin, Steve has developed and delivered an extensive range of consultancy courses; including work for both the London and Manchester Challenge Programme to improve sixth forms across the country.

Martin Griffin has 20 years' experience teaching post-16 students, and has been a head of faculty, assistant head teacher and deputy head teacher. He was the director of sixth form at The Blue Coat School, a twice Ofsted-outstanding comprehensive sixth form where student progress is among the top 10 per cent in the country. He works with schools and colleges to design and implement character development and mindset programmes.



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