A talk on 're-framing the concept of failure'

9th May 2018

Last night students enjoyed a talk from Oxford Scholastica Academy on the how to re-define the concept of failure.

Many students are scared of failure. And in many ways they are right to be - after all, if they fail exams then they can't progress to the next stage of their academic career. But do we get too caught up on the negatives of failing? Perhaps we should re-think what it means to 'fail' and instead see it as an opportunity to learn and improve. 

This was the theme of last night's excellent talk from Susanna of Oxford Scholastica Academy. It is not uncommon for students to feel the sting of failure when they have to face re-sitting exams but maybe we should look at this in a more positive light. What more can we learn? How can we improve? 

Many students join Cherwell College in order to re-sit their exams and typically they leave with much better results and able to progress to a great university. This is what we're all about - helping students thrive.

We thank Susanna for an excellent and inspiring talk.

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