Successful learners feel empowered in their learning - they know how they learn best and they capitalise upon their own skills and strengths.
Girls at San Sisto are encouraged to develop the habit of Meta-cognition or Thinking about their Thinking, as one of the 16 Habits of Mind (Dimension 5 in the Dimensions of Learning Framework). They are also shown how to test and understand their modal preference for learning so that they may can make the most of any learning opportunity. We use Neil Fleming's work to assist us. Further information, please consult
Specific information about each of the VARK Preferences and the implications for learning can be accessed at
For entry into our password-protected VARK site so that you may complete the VARK questionnaire, please click here at the time nominated by your teacher.​