Independent Learning: Doing more than just homework

GETTING THE GRADES video (5 mins 30 secs) Comes with a range of activity downloads including 'rate your own independent learning skills'

Video is 5 mins 30 secs mins. Start with the video then move into a discussion about independence. There are summary slides at the end of the video to prompt a discussion. Rate your own independent learning skills (no 5) is most helpful after the video.

The tutorial resources include:

1 Barriers to learning - which ones can you control and which ones are hard to control

2 Cartoon to teach independent learning - hours in, friends you keep, normalisation of study hours

3 Finding helpful digital resources to help students learn independently e.g. podcasts

4 Rate your own independent learning skills

5 Personal statement checklist of independent learning skills to consider how they can shape their eventual UCAS reference.

6 Wider resources checklist - textbooks, revision guides etc.