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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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Grit and Self- Control in 2017

January 22 2017

What we’ve been up to…Happy New Year to everyone! We know that we’ve probably exceeded the cut-off point for saying that but we’ve had a crazy start to 2017. The start of a new academic term always demands a high number of staff training events. We’ve been to every corner of the UK in the last two weeks. It’s unfortunate they don’t do train miles instead of air miles.VESPA theme…Vision: It’s an obvious one. Most people set personal goals at this time of year and many have already broken them! It

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Activating energy - procrastination and laziness

December 12 2016

What we’ve been up to…This week was the A Level Mindset Training Day in London, a hugely enjoyable (for us!) event that garnered a lot of positive feedback. Many thanks to all those delegates who threw themselves into the day and made it such a vibrant and engaging experience.It’s been London all week for Steve too. Things begin to calm down soon. There are still a few slots available for training in March if you’d like to invite us to your school. May, June and July haven’t begun to fill up as

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