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    So like a lot of people who are taking History AS this year, I've spent the last 4/5 months learning and revising the topics our teachers have given my class. So when it came to the first History exam today, me and my entire class sat there and looked through the questions only to realise my History teacher hadn't taught us any of what was on there. So many people were upset, me and a few others eventually walked out when we could without completing it and when my History teacher walked in the hall and just said "Oh! Seems i've stitched you up, sorry" and walked out! I am so fuming and i'll be lucky to have gotten a E on this test, I know i'll have to retake in the summer (I am targeted for an A so there would have been no need to have attempted the questions anyways). Has this ever happened to anybody themselves? And do you think i'll have to pay to retake? I shouldn't have to! :mad: :mad: :mad:
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    LOL he sounds like an hero.
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    Is he allowed to do that? You could easily get him sacked. It's HIS job to get you through this exam by teaching you the relevant topics and information. What topics did you do?
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    I'm sorry to hear about your situation, I do hate it when people work so hard for the exam, yet fail due to reasons which are beyond their control.

    However, I don't think you should pin the blame wholly on your history teacher. I agree that your history teacher should have been more specification-orientated in his/her teaching, but are you honestly telling me that you didn't even think to have a look at the spec of the subject beforehand? That's just common sense!

    There are plenty of teachers who deviate from the spec, and it's your responsibility to make sure that you are going through the right topics and to self-teach those which haven't been covered. Its a sad state of affairs, but it happens and there's nothing you can do about.

    Anyway, it's not too big a deal, as you will be able to retake the exam. Just learn from it and move on.
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    (Original post by Firekites)
    Is he allowed to do that? You could easily get him sacked. It's HIS job to get you through this exam by teaching you the relevant topics and information. What topics did you do?
    We were told to have covered Economy, Absolutist decisions, Finances, Religion and the exam was based on Foreign Affairs, International Policy of Louis XIV. x
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    (Original post by ForeverDreaming)
    I'm sorry to hear about your situation, I do hate it when people work so hard for the exam, yet fail due to reasons which are beyond their control.

    However, I don't think you should pin the blame wholly on your history teacher. I agree that your history teacher should have been more specification-orientated in his/her teaching, but are you honestly telling me that you didn't even think to have a look at the spec of the subject beforehand? That's just common sense!

    There are plenty of teachers who deviate from the spec, and it's your responsibility to make sure that you are going through the right topics and to self-teach those which haven't been covered. Its a sad state of affairs, but it happens and there's nothing you can do about.

    Anyway, it's not too big a deal, as you will be able to retake the exam. Just learn from it and move on.
    It isn't common sense at all. It's the teacher's job to look at the spec, and teach it, and the student's job to understand it and learn it.
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    I probably would have looked at other subjects surrounding our topic, but I was struggling a little on History anyways and with that and AS Psychology revision too, I thought it best to just revise thoroughly the things we were taught to get the A I needed,
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    That was wrong of your teacher. He or she should have taught you to the required standard of the examination, or at least informed you of it. Did your teacher not print of the syllabus of the History specification or anything to learn from?
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    same happened with my classics only I was a geek and skipped lessons so revised the right stuff at home. My ICT coursework for GCSE was handed in for the wrong unit meaning we all got zero as well. Life sucks sometimes.
 
 
 
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