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    Self-explanatory title, I have a teacher for a subject who keeps marking my work down by a few grades. This has happened a few times now and it only really happens to me, as everyone else's grades are improving.

    I'm predicted A* and I was on mostly A, some A* last year, but now we're in to the second year of the course all I'm getting are Cs on most. Nobody else's work is being harshly marked and my peers have looked over it and said they think my marks are oddly low and should be higher.

    On top of this, she's a bit sarcastic with me at the things I say and not always the kindest. I get the vibe she's a bit mocking, she often makes some 'jokey' personal remarks and examples of my work to show others what not to do etc. The thing is, because she says things with a smile on her face, they could be taken either way really. It doesn't hurt me deeply or anything but it has started to knock me and make me feel like I can't do the subject, when I was near top of the class last year with my other teachers.

    Any advice anyone?
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    The next time you get marks you don't think you deserve maybe ask the teacher what you can do to improve or how you can go up from where it is. It certainly isn't right for her to make personal remarks or use your work as an example of what not to do. Is there someone at school you can talk to about this? Could you parents get involved?
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    Maybe try and make a copy of your homework using a scanner or you could write a copy and hand it in to another teacher that teachers the same subject and get enough data to prove that she is marking you lower then other teachers. There are probably more ways you can conduct this kind of testing but your best way to go is try and get parents involved , speak to other teachers , speak to the principal or head of year.
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    (Original post by ethistu7)
    Self-explanatory title, I have a teacher for a subject who keeps marking my work down by a few grades. This has happened a few times now and it only really happens to me, as everyone else's grades are improving.

    I'm predicted A* and I was on mostly A, some A* last year, but now we're in to the second year of the course all I'm getting are Cs on most. Nobody else's work is being harshly marked and my peers have looked over it and said they think my marks are oddly low and should be higher.

    On top of this, she's a bit sarcastic with me at the things I say and not always the kindest. I get the vibe she's a bit mocking, she often makes some 'jokey' personal remarks and examples of my work to show others what not to do etc. The thing is, because she says things with a smile on her face, they could be taken either way really. It doesn't hurt me deeply or anything but it has started to knock me and make me feel like I can't do the subject, when I was near top of the class last year with my other teachers.

    Any advice anyone?
    Well I've had a teacher who picked me out of the class and said I'm going to fail my exams... tbh it was only gcse and I did infact end up passing. The best way to go about it would be to just get on with. Grin and bear as it's said. If you confront a teacher with bad attitude it might only get worse. Perhaps speak to the head of the department privately and anonymously and show them example of how you've been marked lower.
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    Before you hand in a piece of work photocopy it give it to another teacher and compare the other teachers marks with your own teacher, then go to the head and use it as evidence to get that b**** fired.
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    Get another teacher to mark it and see what they think?
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    That's a really good idea - I'd worry though that it would be undermining the teacher and her abilities if I took it to another teacher?
 
 
 

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