BSSC is committed to students’ success. To help achieve this, we try to create environments where you are best able to engage with, absorb and retain vital knowledge.
Did you know that by simply having your phone nearby, your concentration and retention drops?
Research released by the London School of Economics in 2015 found that student performance increased by 6.4% in schools that banned mobile phones. 1
A US study found that, ‘even when people are successful at maintaining sustained attention—as when avoiding the temptation to check their phones—the mere presence of these devices reduces available cognitive capacity.’3
An education expert recently said he believed mobile phone-related distraction was a main reason for Australia sliding down an important international education ranking.2
BSSC takes this research seriously. So our phone policy, grounded in this and other research, is designed to maximize your success.