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Steve Oakes

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.

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Publications by Steve Oakes

The A Level Mindset

In The A Level Mindset, Steve Oakes and Martin Griffin…

The A Level Mindset Student Workbook

Successful students approach their studies with the right behaviours, skills…

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October 16th... the Language of task-recording

October 16 2016

What we’ve been up to…Martin’s been in sunny Gravesend – the hottest day of the year was recorded in Gravesend, apparently – and also the Isle of Wight. Steve sacrificed his Saturday to talk to PGCE students about building resilient students. What a guy. We’ve both enjoyed some great sessions this week. November and December look busy too but we’re looking forward to finding some writing time, we hope. A reminder that we’re at Senior Press’s Heads of Sixth Form Conference on November 25th. We’re

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Keep calm and get organised...

October 09 2016

What we’ve been up to…It’s been the Isle of Man for Martin and Yorkshire for Steve. The sessions have been lively, interesting and full of discussion debate and planning. A great week. We’re at Senior Press’s Heads of Sixth Form Conference on November 25th, so we’ve been planning what our session will look like and what we’ll be covering. Hopefully we’ll see some of you there. Come and say hello! Our 1st December training day in London is attracting a lot of interest – we may have to change the

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