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Goal setting: the next steps

How are you going to react to the results you are about to receive?

9 Steps to successBeing preparedEffective time managementGrowth mind set v fixed mind setImpossibleNext levelSkilled performanceNot comparing to othersOpportunitiesWilmslow High School


1.Be prepared to accept the knock-backs

Reflect constructively on resultsIf your results are not what you needed or wanted, remember that something will need to change in your approach to preparation if you are going to get different results in the summer DThomas Edison I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.Parents you can help by being optimistic, reminding your child that no-one ever experiences worthwhile success without failure on the way, and encouraging your child to reflect on what needs to be different in order for the results to looks different: what is within your childs control?Reassure yourself: you are good enough to get at least your target grades, if you work hard on the right thingsStay calm: a thoughtful, intelligent response to setbacks pays off but panic, tears and despondency wont helpThe results you are about to get are intended to be as honest and accurate as we are able to be at this stageYou have 4 months (but only about 13 school weeks, or 65 school days) to go before exams start32.Effective time management

Work SmartPerfect practice makes permanent

SRevision TipsStudents: remember that your parents want you to be successful: if they did not care they would not be here tonight. So use their concern to help you43.Growth mind set

Dealing with your fixed mind setMotivation & intrinsic reward

DTalk back to your fixed mindset with a growth mindset voice.As you approach a challenge:THE FIXED-MINDSET says Are you sure you can do it? Maybe you dont have the talent.THE GROWTH-MINDSET answers, Im not sure I can do it now, but I think I can learn to with time and effort.FIXED MINDSET: What if you failyoull be a failureGROWTH MINDSET: Most successful people had failures along the way.FIXED MINDSET: If you dont try, you can protect yourself and keep your dignity.GROWTH MINDSET: If I dont try, I automatically fail. Wheres the dignity in that?As you hit a setback:FIXED MINDSET: This would have been a snap if you really had talent.GROWTH MINDSET: That is so wrong. Basketball wasnt easy for Michael Jordan and science wasnt easy for Thomas Edison. They had commitment and put in tons of effort.As you face criticism:FIXED MINDSET: Its not my fault. It was something or someone elses fault.GROWTH MINDSET: If I dont take responsibility, I cant fix it. Let me listenhowever painful it is and learn whatever I can.Then...Step 4. Take the growth mindset action.Over time, which voice you heed becomes pretty much your choice. Whether youtake on the challenge wholeheartedly,learn from your setbacks and try againhear the criticism and act on it is now in your hands. This is taken from

Intrinsic reward/ motivationRead Dan Pinks book DriveThe key thing to understand is that your motivation is hugely influenced by the sense of purpose, sense of autonomy (choice), sense of increasing mastery (skills developing in response to challenges at the edge of your current capabilities)54.Nothing is impossibleHave a clear revision plan

Desire to achieveVisualise successClear goals Know your aimsAim beyond S

5.The Next levelSir Bradley WigginsDavid Brailsford Plan for success and dont forget to grab all the marginal gains

DWhatever level of performance we operate at, effective training and preparation will help us to improve.The more intelligent and effectively focused the training or revision programme is, the bigger the effect.Along the way, grab all the small boosts you can get e.g.:improve your diet to improve your energy levels, find ways to improve your sleep, find a pen that you can write more comfortably with for two hours, spend a bit of time making sure you know how to use your calculator, get your eyes tested to help reduce eye-strain when doing lots of close work.76.Skilled performance IntentionalConsistent Minimal time wasting High Quality S

7.Not comparing to othersD

People will aways see you in different ways in different contexts. Everybody is a valuable team member in the right contexts. A world full of A* academics would be a pretty depressing place, and perhaps not much would really get done!Your job is to be the best you can be, and to be a little better at the stuff you need to do today than you were yesterday.Dont worry about being smarter than your friends, do what you need to do to get smarter today than you were yesterday.98.Opportunities utilising what is on offerCue utilisation Perceptual narrowing Securing Success Student Services Positive Prep Mentors Revision Schedule Peer mentoring SPassport to the Prom The feeling on results day PrideNo regrets HappinessPleased (relieved?) parents Used time effectively Achieved goals Inspired Secured successDThink about how you want to feel on results day: visualise that success.119.The Wilmslow WayBeing preparedEffective time managementGrowth mind set v fixed mind setImpossibleNext levelSkilled performanceNot comparing to othersOpportunitiesWilmslow High schoolBEGINS

NOWBEGINS NOWIts not too late!S

10 Top Tips for managing the irrational avoidance of workMake a firm revision plan, commit to it publicly and share it with an adult who will help you to stick to it, display it on the fridge doorPrioritise the tricky stuff that you dont like because its hard: dont waste time doing the things you find easy but funOnce you have learned most of the factual material use past papers to test whether you can apply your knowledge: applied knowledge sticks.Plan to re-visit topics several times over a long period: this is much more effective than last-minute cramming before an examUse breaks correctly: not too long but reasonably frequentMake the first revision session of the day fairly short, then have a short break, then go back to it for a longer sessionManage your caffeine intake, so that you avoid stress and sleep wellMake your workplace an appealing place to be: comfortable chair and well-lit, tidy desk with all the necessary equipment on handGet an eye test if you havent had one recentlyRemove distractions: hand over your games discs to be kept safe until your exams are finished, hand over your phone or leave it charging away from your desk when you start a revision session

D1) Remember that buying a revision guide doesnt help on its own2) Its always tempting to repeatedly practice things that you know give you satisfaction, but these are rarely the things you need to work on3) Just reading a revision guide wont help: use it to help you answer questions / answer a quiz / test your memory4) Plan so that you keep coming back to things that means starting now.5) You might want to use a timer for your breaks dont be tempted to start a video game6) Starting is the hardest part, so make it easier by aiming to complete just a couple of questions. If you feel good then by all means carry on but take it a little at a time to begin with.7) Sleep is particularly important!8) Marginal gains!9) Marginal gains!10) Significant gains!13

This column shows the students target grade for the subjectThis column shows the percentage achieved in the examination paperThis column shows what grade that mark would equate to for the exam paper onlyThis column shows the teachers best estimate of what grade the Controlled Assessment will be givenThis column shows the overall GCSE grade when the exam paper and the CA are added together.Grades are shown in green boxes if they are at or above target gradeGrades are shown in amber boxes if they are one grade below target gradeGrades are shown in red boxes if they are more than one grade below target gradeD


WORK ETHIC AGREEMENT 1 We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit










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