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    I'm happy I don't do A-Levels, because I don't think I've been on time once this year
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    At the end of the day you can challenge everything you want, but it's nobody's problem but yours. Out of experience, just do whatever you can to get back on the school's good side.
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    (Original post by Rovey)
    Hello,

    I'm in A2 and Basically i'm in a dispute with my college and if it get's to the stage where I am expelled, will my predicted grades stand in if i do not manage to complete my A levels? Just a bit of clarity on what would happen thanks.
    Ok OP let's just pretend that for a minute that the teacher is completely in the wrong and everyone else posting here is unfairly against you (I actually don't agree with your conduct either, but that's not the issue here).

    Bottom line, you get expelled, you don't get your A levels, and you don't go to university, that's what we're looking at here. If there's anything you can do to make this situation better, like apologise to the teachers, write letters of apology to each of them, help out around the school for them, you better do it, because getting your qualifications is more important than your sense of pride or morality or whatever it is that got you into this stupid situation in the first place.

    If you do end up getting expelled and decide to take this issue with your teacher further (I don't know if they do this sort of case in court?), then I don't think your chances of winning will be very good at all.

    Don't do anything else stupid.
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    (Original post by Anythingoo1)
    Ok OP let's just pretend that for a minute that the teacher is completely in the wrong and everyone else posting here is unfairly against you (I actually don't agree with your conduct either, but that's not the issue here).

    Bottom line, you get expelled, you don't get your A levels, and you don't go to university, that's what we're looking at here. If there's anything you can do to make this situation better, like apologise to the teachers, write letters of apology to each of them, help out around the school for them, you better do it, because getting your qualifications is more important than your sense of pride or morality or whatever it is that got you into this stupid situation in the first place.

    If you do end up getting expelled and decide to take this issue with your teacher further (I don't know if they do this sort of case in court?), then I don't think your chances of winning will be very good at all.

    Don't do anything else stupid.
    I think you're right. I have let myself get bogged down by this, and know i have everything to lose in trying to push the issues when it comes to the staff's behaviour and arrogance. Will definitely look to exercise caution after the break. Cheers.
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    Say your sorry and ask them if it is possible for one more chance, if they agree come into school on time and stop with the attitude towards your teacher
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    Back on topic, you'll have to look at doing the exams privately if you do get kicked out, your predicted grades won't stand. Nor will pleading 'mitigating circumstances' help, for 3 reasons - 1) they only get you a mark increase of maximum 7% (iirc); 2) the circumstances were entirely your own fault, and 3) they rely on you actually having completed the exams, just to a lower standard than you might be expected to.

    Bottom line is, you'd better hope you don't get kicked out - even if you do apply separately you'll need referees for your UCAS application and stuff like that, so it'll make the whole process harder, and it'll reflect very badly on you if unis/employers find out.
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    you've only got 6 weeks left before study leave.... you've almost finished your A levels it seems pointless for them to expel u now
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    if you are expelled, then don't tell the unis just continue with your A'S privately and see what grades you get.
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    (Original post by Rovey)
    Simply because no one bothered to get to the bottom of why i'm always late. I'm having personal issues, and still have not been asked to explain myself. The problem is, the school is very quick to act on its students, but when its staff are faced with criticism, refuse to have the honesty to accept any responsibility. It's been handled disastrously, that's the fact of the matter. The vice principle should of had the courtesy to being me to his office to establish what's going on. Instead, sanctions are immediately taken going only by the word of the teacher, and the number of times i've been late this year.

    You say the rest of class is disrupted, well that's just not true. Lessons on average take 10 minutes just to get going, which is usually the amount of time i'm late to a class. regardless, i have had the honesty to accept my poor punctuality both in writing and verbally to them, yet have heard no such admission from them.
    They have no admission to make. It is incumbent upon you to approach them and explain to them your circumstances and to see with them if there are actions which the school could take to facilitate your punctuality. Furthermore, please elaborate on personal issues. I can understand how personal issues could result in one's tardy arrival on a few occasions, however, when said occasions become regular, it's your fault for not amending your personal organisation.
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    (Original post by Rovey)
    I think you're right. I have let myself get bogged down by this, and know i have everything to lose in trying to push the issues when it comes to the staff's behaviour and arrogance. Will definitely look to exercise caution after the break. Cheers.
    This is a good attitude. I think you need to let this behind you and move forward. Your no.1 priority has to be going to uni and therefor its really important you finish your A-levels.

    Apologise to the teachers, work on you timekeeping and suck it up.
    Imagine if your education was a job, being late and giving lip would have you fired (no matter if your boss' an ars£hole or not).

    It looks really bad to the unis (they wont tolerate it either and will care even less about your personal life that you current school), so its imperative that you work on this, so even if your school is blowing it out of proportions or are treating you unfairly just work through it and keep your eyes on the goal -a bit of wounded pride is nothing compared to not getting into uni.

    Best of luck!

    At my school if you were late you waited til the class ended to come in (normally one hour) as to not interrupt the other students -except in chemistry where we had to do 10 push-ups pr half minut late.
    I tell you I had arms like Schwarzenegger by the end
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    if you are expelled, then don't tell the unis just continue with your A'S privately and see what grades you get.
    That isn't possible

    a) you need to notify UCAS of any change to exam centre in order for UCAS to match your results to your application
    b) UCAS will tell your universities
    c) you'd be withholding information relevent to your application from your universities - they'd be within their rights to withdraw any offers

    OP - UCAS have nothing to do with decisions over your application, they are just an intermediary.

    Remember that the universities you're applying to will be in a similar situation to your school - in dispute situations they will tend to take the word of the school over the applicant (because they don't want to teach someone who is late and disruptive either).

    You need to do what it takes to get back to school and on good terms with your teachers. You also need to resolve your personal problems that are affecting your attendence ASAP or getting entry to university will be a waste of your time - uni lecturers wont nag you to turn up on time (or even turn up at all) they'll just take your fees for the year, let you skive for the year and then chuck you out.
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    You were persistantly late, then challenged the teacher's authority in front of the whole class. Even now, you accept no responsibility.

    You deserve it.
 
 
 
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