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    My old teacher for chemisty had to leave as there was a lot of complaints about her, my school replaced her with a cover teacher who supposedly "specialises" in science.
    I'm in year ten so have separate sciences and my GCSE next year, I honestly think i'm going to fail my [Chemistry] exam as our teacher doesn't teach us the syllabus or the required practicals...
    I've had to teach my self the topics we are learning from a text book, as have the other students- but none of them really bother...
    I don't really understand how to work out percentage yield, mol, etc
    People have been to head of science to complain about him but it looks like he is staying for the long run
    As far as I'm aware the school finds it quite had to find teachers at the moment..
    What do I do? I don't want to fail, but I can't afford a tutor or teach it to my self? Ahhhhhhh!!!
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    (Original post by CosmicLlama)
    My old teacher for chemisty had to leave as there was a lot of complaints about her, my school replaced her with a cover teacher who supposedly "specialises" in science.
    I'm in year ten so have separate sciences and my GCSE next year, I honestly think i'm going to fail my [Chemistry] exam as our teacher doesn't teach us the syllabus or the required practicals...
    I've had to teach my self the topics we are learning from a text book, as have the other students- but none of them really bother...
    I don't really understand how to work out percentage yield, mol, etc
    People have been to head of science to complain about him but it looks like he is staying for the long run
    As far as I'm aware the school finds it quite had to find teachers at the moment..
    What do I do? I don't want to fail, but I can't afford a tutor or teach it to my self? Ahhhhhhh!!!
    A brilliant way of teaching yourself is to look at the specification of your exam board which has everything that you need to know as well as the required practicals. If you have any questions about any topic don't hesitate to ask me. Im an A2 student in yr 13 so I will try my best to help you out. Good luck to you and your classmates
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    (Original post by CosmicLlama)
    My old teacher for chemisty had to leave as there was a lot of complaints about her, my school replaced her with a cover teacher who supposedly "specialises" in science.
    I'm in year ten so have separate sciences and my GCSE next year, I honestly think i'm going to fail my [Chemistry] exam as our teacher doesn't teach us the syllabus or the required practicals...
    I've had to teach my self the topics we are learning from a text book, as have the other students- but none of them really bother...
    I don't really understand how to work out percentage yield, mol, etc
    People have been to head of science to complain about him but it looks like he is staying for the long run
    As far as I'm aware the school finds it quite had to find teachers at the moment..
    What do I do? I don't want to fail, but I can't afford a tutor or teach it to my self? Ahhhhhhh!!!
    Hiya,

    I was in a very similar position when I did my GCSEs. It can be really tough but you just have to do your best as it's not your fault. You have to make the most of the resources that you have got such as the specification, investing in a good revision guide and using GCSE youtube videos. When you've learnt the theory, doing as many past papers as possible to practice will massively improve your exam technique.
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    (Original post by Hajra Momoniat)
    A brilliant way of teaching yourself is to look at the specification of your exam board which has everything that you need to know as well as the required practicals. If you have any questions about any topic don't hesitate to ask me. Im an A2 student in yr 13 so I will try my best to help you out. Good luck to you and your classmates
    Thank you so much! I will deffo find the spec 😊💕


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    Hiya,

    I was in a very similar position when I did my GCSEs. It can be really tough but you just have to do your best as it's not your fault. You have to make the most of the resources that you have got such as the specification, investing in a good revision guide and using GCSE youtube videos. When you've learnt the theory, doing as many past papers as possible to practice will massively improve your exam technique.
    Brilliant idea, thank you!!


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    Hi there,

    Sorry to hear about this. I was in the exact same situation as you when I was doing my GCSE Triple Science - my teacher unfortunately died and was replaced urgently by an absolutely horrible Chemistry teacher that had no idea what they were doing. I managed to self-study and get an A, here are some tips as to what I did:

    1.) Most importantly, find out which exam board you are doing and then find the specification!

    2.) Buy a GCP Revision Book + Practice Questions for your specification.

    3.) Go through many many past paper questions.

    4.) Ensure that you understand the mathematics in Chemistry, as you will lose out on a lot of marks.
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    It's something you kind of learn to deal with over your time at school, there's always going to a teacher who isn't as good as you'd liked. I'd suggest self teaching whatever topics they teach as best you can, perhaps go to another teacher who could help you with their topics but don't let yourself worry about it to a point where it distracts from studies.
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    (Original post by CosmicLlama)
    Thank you so much! I will deffo find the spec 😊💕


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