11+, GCSEs, A-levels - it sometimes seems like the story of our children's lives is of one academic test after another. We're convinced that a good performance in these exams will lead to success later on in life. But what if we're wrong? In fact, studies are increasingly showing that the qualities most likely to ensure a better degree, a better job and, ultimately, a more fulfilling life are perseverance, curiosity, conscientiousness, optimism, and self-control. These are qualities known to economists as 'non-cognitive', ...

How Children Succeed 2014, Arrow Books Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9780099588757

Mass-market paperback

How Children Succeed 2013, Random House Books, London

ISBN-13: 9781847947116

Trade paperback