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Steve Oakes

Steve Oakes is the director of education at AQR International, where he leads the work on mental toughness in education. Prior to assuming his current position, he was the assistant director of sixth form at The Blue Coat School in Oldham, where he worked with his co-author, Martin Griffin, for eight years.


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Publications by Steve Oakes

The Student Mindset

Provides clear, effective and engaging tools for transforming commitment, motivation…

The GCSE Mindset Student Workbook

A practical workbook of activities designed to supercharge GCSE students’…

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…

The A Level Mindset Teacher Guidance Flashcards

The A Level Mindset Teacher Guidance Flashcards are designed to…

The GCSE Mindset

Offers a wealth of concrete, practical and applicable tools designed…

Author Blog

March 19th - Knowledge vs information

March 19 2017

What we’ve been up to…The highlight of the last month, hands down, has been a meeting with Sir Anthony Seldon, political historian, schoolmaster and Vice Chancellor of Buckingham University. There’s a commonly expressed sentiment about surrounding yourself with successful people which goes along the lines of; “If you’re the strongest person in the room, you’re in the wrong room.” In recent times, we’ve both felt the weakest person in a disturbingly large number of rooms, and this room was no

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Feb 12th - A Sense of Agency

February 13 2017

What we’ve been up to…London, Manchester, Macclesfield and Kent in the last two weeks. In the gaps, we’ve been writing. The GCSE Mindset will have another 40 or so activities for students to try. Some we’ve been using for ages, others are newer, others we’ve had in note form forever but never tidied up and sorted out. The book really feels like it’s coming together now! *crosses fingers*VESPA theme…Attitude. February is always the toughest month for us – student crises come to a head, parents

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