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Things to consider
• Am I sure I understand exactly what I am supposed to be learning?
• Where is there a choice in how I am learning?
• What choices and decisions am I being expected to make?
• How am I being supported or prompted to make decisions? What decision-
making strategies am I developing/have I developed?
How am I prompted and supported to reflect on my learning and choices?
What research skills do I have/need to learn?
What mechanisms of accountability are in place? – Deadlines, responsibility to
Remember- now is the time to prepare yourself for KS4 and GCSE.
Make the most of the opportunities that you are given, and push yourselves
outside of your comfort zone in order to do your best.
Developing a Growth Mindset
- Having a Growth Mindset -
- Independent Study Skills -
- Why KS3? -
High Attainers @
Having a Growth Mindset
What does a Growth Mindset look like?
Intelligence is a flexible quality that can be developed
With the right mindset and application everybody can do better and improve
Your brain / intelligence is like a muscle- the more you use it, the stronger it
A Growth Mindset is a belief that:
- Intelligence can be developed
- Challenges are to be embraced
- There is no failure, only feedback
- The success of others should inspire you
- Perseverance is a key to success
- Effort leads to mastery
Independent learning is when you think, act and pursue your studies on your
own, without the same level of support you receive from a teacher at school.
As High Attaining students, you all have the ability to do well. However, to
achieve your best you need to be active learners.
To become a good active, independent learner you need to be:
- Resilient, to overcome challenges
- An excellent time manager
- Motivated! If you are not motivated, you are limiting your ability to do well.
Now is the time to be practicing note taking, research skills, essay writing,
mindmaps and other skills that you will use at GCSE.
Now is the time to be asking questions and enquiring.
If you need help- ask for it!
- Mrs Fergusson – Senior Assistant Headteacher
- Mr Baillie – High Attainers Mentor / Excellence Academy Co-ordinator
Perseverance and effort
Persevere: To persist steadfastly in pursuit of an undertaking, task, journey, or
goal, even if hindered by distraction, difficulty, obstacles, or discouragement.
Effort ignites ability into accomplishment
Your best effort will give you your best results
No matter how many mistakes you make or how slow your progress, you are
still way ahead of everyone who isn’t trying
The main purpose of KS3 is to provide you with the skills ability to take on GCSE
Y7 and 8 are the key to the rest of your time at high school- if you master these
and take everything away from them that you should, you will be able to
embrace the challenges of GCSE. Get it wrong, and KS4 will be more difficult.
During Y7 and 8, you need to be developing your independent learning and
When is an obstacle really a challenge?
Most of life’s problems can be viewed in one of two ways:
- An obstacle – something stopping you doing or being what you want
- A challenge – something to be overcome so that you can have or be what
The choice is yours – you can decide if it will stop you or challenge you
Overcoming challenge with creativity
The purpose of school is to set young people up for life. Exams are just one way
of doing this, as they provide you with the qualifications to get where you want
to in the future.
The primary aim of school is to give you the opportunity to FAIL in a controlled
environment, so as you then can practice being creative in order to not then
not fail. These skills of resilience and creative problem solving are essential in
further education, in a job and in life.
Replace the word ‘fail’ with the word ‘learn’
If you fail find out why (feedback from others or self reflection) and learn –
build on your mistakes and do better next time
Every time you fail and learn it is a step on the stairway to success
Be creative and think outside the box
If they can do it so can you!
You can learn from what they have done
- What have they done that works?
- What could they have done better?
Being around success motivate you to be successful
Envy is a wasteful, negative emotion
- You are wasting your time and energy instead of creating and seizing