2 4 KEY FACTORS Attitudes Organisation Time management Balance between studies, training/ rehearsals, leisure and part-time work
3 ATTITUDES You get out what you put in Enthusiasm for your subject and desire to learn without having to be pushed and supervisedIntellectual curiosity or a desire to find out things and to solve problems using own initiativePositive attitude: put difficulties in perspective. The glass is half full!!
4 ORGANISATION Work regularly and steadily Keep work materials efficiently and effectively. Lesson notes etc kept in right orderMake sure you have somewhere suitable where you can work at homeDo not wait to be set work before you do some: reading, organising notes etc
5 TIME MANAGEMENTMinimise stress by keeping a regular routine about when you work and for how longA minimum of 4-5 hours per A level subject per week outside lessonsWork regularly with short breaksDo not ‘over-work’. This causes stressDo not leave things until the last minute.Plan work well aheadPlan fun things to look forward to
6 BALANCE BETWEEN STUDIES, TRAINING/ REHEASALS, LEISURE AND PART-TIME WORK Very important to get this rightYou will enjoy leisure more if you have faced up to your academic commitmentsToo much part-time work affects academic performance: More than 9-10 hours a week is probably too much
7 STUDENT ACTIVITY Attitudes Organisation Time management Balance between studies, training/ rehearsals, leisure and part-time workWhich are your Strengths and which are your Weaknesses?How will you improve your weaknesses?