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    Almost everyone has or has had a bad teacher.
    Does anybody have any advice of how to still achieve good grades, whilst having not very good teachers at AS. I mean sometimes i wonder how they are allowed to teach at this level.
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    You could self-teach ... work yourself through the textbook

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    I just dropped the subject.
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    I haev this problem at A2 across two subjects. All you can do is teach yourself from the textbook really.
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    I'm self teaching in subjects with incompetent teachers, they aren't that bad but I dislike their methods.
    Self teaching through textbooks and revision guides give the basic knowledge; past papers and mark schemes help you apply that knowledge. Seems to work to some extent.
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    (Original post by SillyString)
    I'm self teaching in subjects with incompetent teachers, they aren't that bad but I dislike their methods.
    Self teaching through textbooks and revision guides give the basic knowledge; past papers and mark schemes help you apply that knowledge. Seems to work to some extent.
    But how do you find time, i mean for example i'm still revising unit 1 content, and then we're still learning unit 2 at school, and we get homework per every lesson, and then the numerous mock tests they spring up on us.
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    Panic.
    Complain.
    Start teaching yourself.
    Persuade all the other students to start a revolt.
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    Depends on the subject, I have a **** teacher for History... I basically had to self teach myself the AS course (using the Edexcel website curriculum, textbook, mark schemes etc.)... I still got an A in AS.
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    (Original post by canthardlywait)
    But how do you find time, i mean for example i'm still revising unit 1 content, and then we're still learning unit 2 at school, and we get homework per every lesson, and then the numerous mock tests they spring up on us.
    That's a fair point.. time is a large issue. I'm fortunate to have 5 hours free a week and 5 hours of each lesson. Two hours of frees can be put forward to studying in the library.I finish at half four Mondays and Thursdays, but leaves me with early finishes at about 1 on Wednesdays and Fridays which I can study in either at home or school. To be fair, most of my free time to study comes from my timetable.

    I don't do a great deal of homework, I'm rebelling in that sense. The mock tests are great for motivation though, it encourages you to revise.
    Leave a few (3-4) hours over the two days on the weekend for revision. It doesn't have to be so intense yet, wait until after Easter for the panic cramming. I'm sure you can fit some time in there.
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    My English teacher never shows up but i'm not complaining more cotch time for me.....
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    (Original post by canthardlywait)
    Almost everyone has or has had a bad teacher.
    Does anybody have any advice of how to still achieve good grades, whilst having not very good teachers at AS. I mean sometimes i wonder how they are allowed to teach at this level.
    Firstly as many have said :
    1. After every lesson , you teach urself the same lesson in ur own time to understand the topic
    2. There should be extra classes such as tutorials which u shud go to for help
    3. Get some friends for the same course with a different teacher and learn together and learn from there notes

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    Textbooks + Module specification + Past papers + Marking guidelines.
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    English language is the worst one, we haven't even gone through the whole course, and the teachers going back to old stuff. And her lessons involve handing us sheet after sheet.
    And biology, is a killer aswel, we're just shown presentations at the speed of light.
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