Hey there! Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free

KICKED OUT DUE TO BAD MOCKS ( happened LAST WEEK) Watch

    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    5
    ReputationRep:
    Hi guys, so last week I was kicked out of the sixth form due to poor mock grades. I have been to many colleges but been told that its very late to join this time of the year. However I wasn't the only one with bad grades as there was a handful of other people as well, which have been given a chance to improve their grades. Whereas I wasn't. I don't think this is fair at all. I was having a bad time outside of school which had affected my performance on the mocks and very politely asked for a meeting to explain the situation but was declined. I've had a chat with EFA and was forwarded to the School Admission Council. Now I'm writing a letter to the governors of the place I was attending but my English writing skills aren't great( ITS NOT MY FIRST LANGUAGE). It'd be very kind if someone can help with the letter or even give advice. I just don't want to sit at home until September as id be wasting a year of my life. Furthermore, during the meeting with the head of the sixth-form Id offered to do many things to improve my grades but wasn't given any chances.
    Some of the sixthforms i visited said funding would be an issue as well and said that the school that kicked me out would have funding for me. But im not at that place anymore so they could be hiding this. ( THis is what one of the heads at a sixthform said). Hope this made some sense- Please no hatred
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by asd90)
    Hi guys, so last week I was kicked out of the sixth form due to poor mock grades. I have been to many colleges but been told that its very late to join this time of the year. However I wasn't the only one with bad grades as there was a handful of other people as well, which have been given a chance to improve their grades. Whereas I wasn't. I don't think this is fair at all. I was having a bad time outside of school which had affected my performance on the mocks and very politely asked for a meeting to explain the situation but was declined. I've had a chat with EFA and was forwarded to the School Admission Council. Now I'm writing a letter to the governors of the place I was attending but my English writing skills aren't great( ITS NOT MY FIRST LANGUAGE). It'd be very kind if someone can help with the letter or even give advice. I just don't want to sit at home until September as id be wasting a year of my life. Furthermore, during the meeting with the head of the sixth-form Id offered to do many things to improve my grades but wasn't given any chances.
    Some of the sixthforms i visited said funding would be an issue as well and said that the school that kicked me out would have funding for me. But im not at that place anymore so they could be hiding this. ( THis is what one of the heads at a sixthform said). Hope this made some sense- Please no hatred
    Wow what grades did you get and what subjects?
    Offline

    12
    ReputationRep:
    I wonder if you are disruptive in class? Do you misbehave or are rude? That may have been why they kicked you out in addition to your poor grades. It really takes a lot for someone to be kicked out.
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    5
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by habeas.corpus)
    I wonder if you are disruptive in class? Do you misbehave or are rude? That may have been why they kicked you out in addition to your poor grades. It really takes a lot for someone to be kicked out.
    No not all, i was catching the train everyday and had to wake up really early just to go there. Its a really strict place but its not fair how they just kicked me out
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    5
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Echo00)
    Wow what grades did you get and what subjects?
    I was doing maths, furthermaths, physics and chemistry. I got strong GCSES, I have to admit f.m did take a lot of the studying time, but like i said i wasnt having a good time during the mocks so couldnt get really good grades. U-D-U-U. i was hoping to drop one but couldnt carry on
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    5
    ReputationRep:
    Is anyone able to offer advice/help please?
    Offline

    20
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by asd90)
    Hi guys, so last week I was kicked out of the sixth form due to poor mock grades. I have been to many colleges but been told that its very late to join this time of the year. However I wasn't the only one with bad grades as there was a handful of other people as well, which have been given a chance to improve their grades. Whereas I wasn't. I don't think this is fair at all. I was having a bad time outside of school which had affected my performance on the mocks and very politely asked for a meeting to explain the situation but was declined. I've had a chat with EFA and was forwarded to the School Admission Council. Now I'm writing a letter to the governors of the place I was attending but my English writing skills aren't great( ITS NOT MY FIRST LANGUAGE). It'd be very kind if someone can help with the letter or even give advice. I just don't want to sit at home until September as id be wasting a year of my life. Furthermore, during the meeting with the head of the sixth-form Id offered to do many things to improve my grades but wasn't given any chances.
    Some of the sixthforms i visited said funding would be an issue as well and said that the school that kicked me out would have funding for me. But im not at that place anymore so they could be hiding this. ( THis is what one of the heads at a sixthform said). Hope this made some sense- Please no hatred
    There's clearly a lot more to this situation than that which you have written here. Colleges don't just kick people out because they've done badly academically - there has to be sustained non-performance and/or other issues, and expulsion is always the last resort. It also sounds like you've been through the college's internal systems and the answer has remained the same. A performance where you have received unclassified grades for 75% of the courses you are taking is obviously going to be cause for grave concern, and the college has taken the decision that you are unlikely to succeed academically at your chosen course.

    By all means write a letter/make representations to the governors, but don't expect that making a fuss is going to change their decision. Maybe it would be more profitable to reflect on the conduct and circumstances which led to your expulsion.
    Offline

    6
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by asd90)
    Is anyone able to offer advice/help please?
    Maybe get a personal tutor.Ask your school if you can remain registered at the school in order to take real A-Level exams.If you can then it is great: study at home and go to your school for exams. One of my friend did this last year: he did the same subjects like you but in mock got ABCC,so his parents decided to get personal tutors for him (i.e the difference between you and him is that he is not kicked out but chose to stay at home). Also he is a bit naughty at school yes but seldom break the rules, so I hope what you are saying is exactly the situation you are in at your school: I don't think schools will simply kick you off because of mock results.
    Make the most of your time at home if you have to stay at home: he did better in the real exams eventually, A* in maths in particular.
    So honestly don't lose hope but keep working and ask if you can remain registered at your school for exams.
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    5
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Reality Check)
    There's clearly a lot more to this situation than that which you have written here. Colleges don't just kick people out because they've done badly academically - there has to be sustained non-performance and/or other issues, and expulsion is always the last resort. It also sounds like you've been through the college's internal systems and the answer has remained the same. A performance where you have received unclassified grades for 75% of the courses you are taking is obviously going to be cause for grave concern, and the college has taken the decision that you are unlikely to succeed academically at your chosen course.

    By all means write a letter/make representations to the governors, but don't expect that making a fuss is going to change their decision. Maybe it would be more profitable to reflect on the conduct and circumstances which led to your expulsion.
    I'm sorry to say so but there isnt really much reason behind this. the reason was due to the mock grades. I know my grades arent a good indication for the real exams but i wasnt given a chance to change them but the others are
    • Aston Villa FC Supporter
    • Political Ambassador
    Offline

    10
    ReputationRep:
    My commiserations.

    (Original post by asd90)
    Is anyone able to offer advice/help please?
    I don't think there is an obvious solution that fits everyone, your future is unique to you so take some time to think things over, now is not the time to take drastic action.
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    5
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Loolipoop)
    Maybe get a personal tutor.Ask your school if you can remain registered at the school in order to take real A-Level exams.If you can then it is great: study at home and go to your school for exams. One of my friend did this last year: he did the same subjects like you but in mock got ABCC,so his parents decided to get personal tutors for him (i.e the difference between you and him is that he is not kicked out but chose to stay at home). Also he is a bit naughty at school yes but seldom break the rules, so I hope what you are saying is exactly the situation you are in at your school: I don't think schools will simply kick you off because of mock results.
    Make the most of your time at home if you have to stay at home: he did better in the real exams eventually, A* in maths in particular.
    So honestly don't lose hope but keep working and ask if you can remain registered at your school for exams.
    I was thinking about for maths and F.m to use Exam solutions. But i havent actually asked the school regarding the exams as i want to improve my grades first then ask them as theyd probally say no because of the mocks for the time being. I know its to hard to believe but its what happened. Thankyou for the advice
    • Official TSR Representative
    Offline

    6
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by asd90)
    I was thinking about for maths and F.m to use Exam solutions. But i havent actually asked the school regarding the exams as i want to improve my grades first then ask them as theyd probally say no because of the mocks for the time being. I know its to hard to believe but its what happened. Thankyou for the advice
    NEC can help with online study towards A levels, although we don't do Further Maths. The advice given is mostly right. Practical assessment of science adds an extra cost and inconvenience, but we can offer it at some of our centres. You may find you don't need it for some Uni subjects, so consider that. Happy to chat more if you give us a call. 0800 3892839 or LiveChat on our website nec.ac.uk

    Daniel
    Offline

    14
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by asd90)
    Hi guys, so last week I was kicked out of the sixth form due to poor mock grades. I have been to many colleges but been told that its very late to join this time of the year. However I wasn't the only one with bad grades as there was a handful of other people as well, which have been given a chance to improve their grades. Whereas I wasn't. I don't think this is fair at all. I was having a bad time outside of school which had affected my performance on the mocks and very politely asked for a meeting to explain the situation but was declined. I've had a chat with EFA and was forwarded to the School Admission Council. Now I'm writing a letter to the governors of the place I was attending but my English writing skills aren't great( ITS NOT MY FIRST LANGUAGE). It'd be very kind if someone can help with the letter or even give advice. I just don't want to sit at home until September as id be wasting a year of my life. Furthermore, during the meeting with the head of the sixth-form Id offered to do many things to improve my grades but wasn't given any chances.
    Some of the sixthforms i visited said funding would be an issue as well and said that the school that kicked me out would have funding for me. But im not at that place anymore so they could be hiding this. ( THis is what one of the heads at a sixthform said). Hope this made some sense- Please no hatred
    Is it a private or grammar school? If so, maybe they kicked you out so you wouldn't mess up their league table results.
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    5
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by catholicgirl)
    Is it a private or grammar school? If so, maybe they kicked you out so you wouldn't mess up their league table results.
    Yes it was a grammar school, a place who only cares about top grades and not the students
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    5
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by National Extension College)
    NEC can help with online study towards A levels, although we don't do Further Maths. The advice given is mostly right. Practical assessment of science adds an extra cost and inconvenience, but we can offer it at some of our centres. You may find you don't need it for some Uni subjects, so consider that. Happy to chat more if you give us a call. 0800 3892839 or LiveChat on our website nec.ac.uk

    Daniel
    Hi I had a look at the website, Unfortunately, i don't have the right amount of funds to take the course.
    Offline

    14
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by asd90)
    Yes it was a grammar school, a place who only cares about top grades and not the students
    Ask them if you could still take your exams but they enter you as an 'external candidate' (your results will not affect their league tables).

    When I was in sixth form some students were given this option due to poor mock results and they had to pay for their exams.
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    5
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by catholicgirl)
    Ask them if you could still take your exams but they enter you as an 'external candidate' (your results will not affect their league tables).

    When I was in sixth form some students were given this option due to poor mock results and they had to pay for their exams.
    Okay will do, do you know how much it could cost with my subjects, for maths and f.m exam board is edexcel and the sciences its aqa
    Offline

    14
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by asd90)
    Okay will do, do you know how much it could cost with my subjects, for maths and f.m exam board is edexcel and the sciences its aqa
    When I was in sixth form people had to pay £90 per exam, it may be different at your school.
 
 
 
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • Poll
    What newspaper do you read/prefer?
    Help with your A-levels

    All the essentials

    The adventure begins mug

    Student life: what to expect

    What it's really like going to uni

    Rosette

    Essay expert

    Learn to write like a pro with our ultimate essay guide.

    Uni match

    Uni match

    Our tool will help you find the perfect course for you

    Study planner

    Create a study plan

    Get your head around what you need to do and when with the study planner tool.

    Study planner

    Resources by subject

    Everything from mind maps to class notes.

    Hands typing

    Degrees without fees

    Discover more about degree-level apprenticeships.

    A student doing homework

    Study tips from A* students

    Students who got top grades in their A-levels share their secrets

    Study help links and info

    Can you help? Study help unanswered threadsRules and posting guidelines

    Sponsored content:

    HEAR

    HEAR

    Find out how a Higher Education Achievement Report can help you prove your achievements.

    Groups associated with this forum:

    View associated groups
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

    Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

    Quick reply
    Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.