Research has shown that success at GCSE, A-Level and BTEC courses is dependent on three main factors:

  • Content knowledge
  • Academic skill
  • Non-cognitive skill

During VESPA sessions, we look at developing the non-cognitive component. These are broken down into five key areas:

  • Vision: How well do you know what you want to achieve?
  • Effort: How many hours of independent work do you do?
  • Systems: How do you organise your learning and organise your time?
  • Practice: What kind of work do you do to practice your skills?
  • Attitude: How do you respond to setbacks?

Each month we focus on one area to get students to reflect on how they can develop their non-cognitive skills to be successful in anything that they do.

September – Vision

October – Systems

November – Attitude

December – Practice

January – Effort

February – Vision

March – Systems

April – Practice

May – Effort

June – Attitude