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    I've entered year 13 and following my strong AS performance have decided not to drop any subjects. I'm doing Chemistry, Biology, Maths and French. The problem is my biology lessons though; so much time is being wasted! :mad: We've had lessons where the teacher spends an hour talking about what he did over the weekend and haven't written a single note in class since we started in September. Both teachers just hand out sheets and I'm not learning anything in class. Last year I achieved an A in Biology AS but that was only through dedicating extra hours at home self-teaching because we weren't learning anything in class. Would it be possible to somehow not attend my biology lessons but still sit the exam? Dropping Biology is out of the question because it strengthens my UCAS application which I have already sent off.
    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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    You could enter as a private candidate, but obviously this has financial implications. I would suggest your first move is to talk to a biology teacher you like and discus your options.


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    (Original post by Amar123)
    I've entered year 13 and following my strong AS performance have decided not to drop any subjects. I'm doing Chemistry, Biology, Maths and French. The problem is my biology lessons though; so much time is being wasted! :mad: We've had lessons where the teacher spends an hour talking about what he did over the weekend and haven't written a single note in class since we started in September. Both teachers just hand out sheets and I'm not learning anything in class. Last year I achieved an A in Biology AS but that was only through dedicating extra hours at home self-teaching because we weren't learning anything in class. Would it be possible to somehow not attend my biology lessons but still sit the exam? Dropping Biology is out of the question because it strengthens my UCAS application which I have already sent off.
    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
    To be honest, i very doubt too many sixth forms/colleges will be that flexible especially for an A2 Biology.
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    Have you spoken to your teacher? Ask them for a syllabus for the current year and raise your concerns over the lack of interaction between students and teachers. This is your final year so do not hesitate to do what you can to achieve the best mark possible, by that I dont mean try and get the teacher sacked.

    Go to all your lessons dude, i dont think its a good idea to miss them.

    Well done on your AS grade, and good luck for this year.
 
 
 

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