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Gonna Fail Chemistry So Badly!

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
edited March 27 in Work & Study
hey, like the topic, yep im gonna fail it. we had 1 chem teacher and she was great and i totally undertood it and actually liked it cos i was good at it ("was" being the operative word)so ne way, thanks to her active sex life, she went on maternity leave! <IMG SRC="mad.gif" border="0" ALT="icon">
so ne way, we got this new teacher who was ok but still.
and to put the icing and cherries on a cake, she had to leave the skool to go back home to the east apparently leaving us with a substitute for the substitute! it aint funny. this new teacher has been doing the same work 4 like nearly 5 lessons and we still have 2 topics (major 1's 2) to cover. so to sum up my life, A level chem which i was gonna do next year has hit the window and landed in a flop on the pavement below.
having to teach myself and since my brain is like a sift with a few more additional holes, that aint doing much good! need to revise so much more than wat im doing already. Dam teachers and damn those exams!
saz <IMG SRC="mad.gif" border="0" ALT="icon"> <IMG SRC="mad.gif" border="0" ALT="icon"> <IMG SRC="mad.gif" border="0" ALT="icon"> <IMG SRC="mad.gif" border="0" ALT="icon">
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I know EXACTLY how you are feeling. I am having great problems with my A level chemistry. My teachers were ok (until one conveniently left) but im finding the course very difficult. My stupid teachers have been putting loads of pressure on us since the beggining of the year(!), giving us endless amounts of practice exams, instead of actually teaching us and then going ape shit when i dont bother to revise for them all cos i wanna do some proper work. We haveta teach ourselves a few topics too cos we dont have time to do them in class! Its crazy.
    Anyway, good luck to you with your chemistry, sometimes you just have to do it by yourself and show the teachers that you can get good grades on your own without them!
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Have you considered talking to your tutor or the head? If you voice your concerns it may be possible that the situation can be resolved a little. Maybe they could get one of the other chemistry teachers to run some revision classes for your group so you can all catch up, explaining the areas where you and your class are struggling.

    Just a thought
    Susie <IMG SRC="smile.gif" border="0" ALT="icon">
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    cheers ppl! i think i will go to form tutor but i doubt there's ne thing he can do about it. it's pathetic! we had chem today 2 and i was like yet another lesson on energy/heat reactions.
    i think ill take both ure advice and just go for it!
    thanks ppl!
    love saz <IMG SRC="tongue.gif" border="0" ALT="icon">
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Im finding all my teachers this year are shit!! and i kept my shit one from last year to this year..........You just have to do the work on you're own. Its the only way!!!!
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Hey!
    THought i'd reply too, im in the exact same sitaution. My chemistry teacher hates teaching an spnds most of the time tellin us how he cant wait to retire! Our practical is in 4 weeks ....... aaghhhh <IMG SRC="eek.gif" border="0" ALT="icon">
    I really should start workin more an goin out less! lol
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I feel the same, but its not Chemistry, its business studies...just got my assingments back, theres about 3 weeks left before the final final moderation and I've got loads to do to improve it. Its not my fault, hepicked that stupid company to base it on, because he had 'friends' there, well they must be invisible because they certainly didnt help! <IMG SRC="mad.gif" border="0" ALT="icon">
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Hey guys I can see your down bout this year, but have a lil faith in yourselves. I had an English teacher that told us at the beginning of the year his goal was to be as lazy as possible. He was tru to his word, but it also made us work harder because it made us so pissd off. All i can say is stick with it and you'll get thru, maybe even invest in a tutor or ask the substitute after class for some extra help? <IMG SRC="biggrin.gif" border="0" ALT="icon">
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    business weren't too bad for us cos we did our coursework based on Cadbury cos the final GCSE exma is on a sweet shop (Gold PLC) so it aint too bad!
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Hey you lot

    I know where you're coming from with shit teachers. I remember all that from when I did my GCSE's and A-levels .... in some subjects I just did a load of work on my own and harassed other teachers of the same subject for a little help and in others, as a class we voiced our concerns and managed to get one teacher removed!!

    If you do have any specific problems then go along to your teacher or another one and say something. They're paid to help you so make them do their job!!

    Good luck. xxx
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I was in a simlar situation when I was doin my A Levels, my English teacher got pregnant in the first year and was off from the may in the first year until november in the second and then in the second year she fell pregnant again and was really ill during our mocks and on maternity leave when it was our final exams. All you gotta do is stick with it work hard if you want to continue with it, might help if you get a private tutor aswell.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Someone explain to me how you fail a subject well?
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Pedant. <IMG SRC="rolleyes.gif" border="0" ALT="icon">
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by DJP:
    <STRONG>Pedant. <IMG SRC="rolleyes.gif" border="0" ALT="icon"></STRONG>

    And extremely proud of it!
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    To you all who think that practice exam papers are a waste of time, please do not give up so easily...

    Lets cast our minds back to three years ago I was in the middle of my A-levels and having suffered a year of what you have described, mindless - seemingly pointless classes where the teacher either practises exam papers or talks to us about his time at a nearby chemical plant. I was pulled up by the head as my grades were not even passing the mark (<40%). I was told in no uncertain terms that if I did not pull my socks up and put in a little bit more effort I would not be allowed to sit the exams! Pretty rough yes?
    This sparked me off prctising the past exam papers that the teachers supplied me with getting to know the best way of answering the question within. I knew all the facts but just couldn't write them down, untill after two months intensive revision I walked away with two B's and a D (I was failing two exams!)
    This just goes to show, if you can do the exam papers you know enough to pass your exams, If you know how to answer the questions you WILL get a top grade!
    SO the method of teaching that some teachers adopt is correct (although boring)
    So before whinging about boredom and having to do most of the work yourself, just think... next year when i'm in uni, this will be my life! No body teaches you anything. YOU Have to LEARN. <IMG SRC="rolleyes.gif" border="0" ALT="icon">
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Hey guys, here's my plan.

    Find a large empty space..could be a footy field. Stand on the spot and spread yours arms out wide. Then just start spinning, get faster and faster and faster till you think you'll fall down and just drop to the ground. Heheh not the best solution but it can help relieve sum stress you seem to be carrying. <IMG SRC="biggrin.gif" border="0" ALT="icon"> <IMG SRC="cool.gif" border="0" ALT="icon"> <IMG SRC="smile.gif" border="0" ALT="icon">
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by Sweet_Princess:
    <STRONG>footy field. </STRONG>

    Bloody long arms eh. <IMG SRC="wink.gif" border="0" ALT="icon">
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    yo people! you mite be pleased to know that something has been done!! we got a new teacher and he was rubbish to say the least. apparently, we have like 4 lessons left before exam leave and still quantative chemistry to cover <IMG SRC="eek.gif" border="0" ALT="icon"> so ne way, we said to this new teacher, "do we need to learn it?" and he replied "year 10 dont need to know it until year 11" hmm second time he's actually forgot that we are year 11 IN THE SAME LESSON!!!!! hmm, so anyway to cut a long story short...!... my biology teacher and head of chemistry are going to be doing alternate lessons of chemisrty up until exam leave so yes!!! it's amazing what happens when our head of year gets parental complaints isn't it!!!!! <IMG SRC="biggrin.gif" border="0" ALT="icon">
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