Okay so on results day I found out I got an A in psychology - I was happy but not overwhelmed since, in all honesty, I had been aiming for over 90 UMS and didn't quite make it. However, then I learned that I was 1 of only 2 pupils out of the 40 pupils in my year who take psychology to get an A (surprising since I go to a relatively high succeeding grammar school).
So anyway I went into psychology on results day and my teacher whose usually lovely and chatty virtually ignored me all lesson and just made a couple of comments to me that made me feel bad...
I understand that she wouldn't have been happy since obviously her job is to teach and with around half the year getting U's this doesn't reflect well on her but I don't understand her having such a negative attitude towards me considering I was 1 of very few to actually achieve my target grade?
Anyone ever had a similar experience / suggest a reason she would be like this?
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- Thread Starter
- 09-03-2013 17:15
- 14-03-2013 19:24
If you consider the fact that everyone else seems to have done quite badly, she probably doesn't want to make the class resent you through showing favouritism. I know it's not fair, but I tend to get the highest marks in my subjects and usually get snide remarks from a lot of fellow students- which only get worse if a teacher comments on my success! If it bothers you that much, perhaps consider asking her privately about the issue? I think that too much effort is spent on underachievers, which makes overachievers like us be overlooked, so I understand!
- 14-03-2013 21:12
What kind of people do you guys encounter seriously? My schools grades are pretty bad, I usually get the best grades and nobody batters an eyelid over it. We just congratulate and commiserste eachother and move on.
In the case of Psychology, out of 30 people started As there are 7 remaining and they all got a D or lower, mostly Us. I got a B but there's no snideness or bitterness about it.