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    It's ridiculous. I'm in my 2nd year doing A-Levels and was screwed over last year because my teachers taught the class the old spec, so lessons were filled with stuff we didn't actually have to know, and we didn't cover things we had to know. Partly my fault too because I didn't check the spec myself but I trusted my teachers..

    So this year I've decided to study from the spec - religiously. What still irks me though is that my teachers still give handouts on things that are from the old spec, and they test us on things based on those handouts, then they scold me for not doing well on the tests. I try to tell them that it's not actually on the new specification but they don't want to listen...

    Sometimes I wonder what the point of me going to school is if my teachers aren't going to teach me what I actually have to know... I've resorted to just learning everything myself at home :argh:
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    It's ridiculous. I'm in my 2nd year doing A-Levels and was screwed over last year because my teachers taught the class the old spec, so lessons were filled with stuff we didn't actually have to know, and we didn't cover things we had to know. Partly my fault too because I didn't check the spec myself but I trusted my teachers..

    So this year I've decided to study from the spec - religiously. What still irks me though is that my teachers still give handouts on things that are from the old spec, and they test us on things based on those handouts, then they scold me for not doing well on the tests. I try to tell them that it's not actually on the new specification but they don't want to listen...

    Sometimes I wonder what the point of me going to school is if my teachers aren't going to teach me what I actually have to know... I've resorted to just learning everything myself at home :argh:
    Error on their part yes, but good for you, teaching yourself stuff is a valuable skill to have, definitely worth showing up though, you can ask them for help as they will have the knowledge... just not the awareness of the spec, which is a shame.

    I had a friend as well who just ended up with an arrangement with a teacher where they would just study on their own from the textbook during lessons, because they felt the teacher was useless and didn't want to go to lessons period
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    Error on their part yes, but good for you, teaching yourself stuff is a valuable skill to have, definitely worth showing up though, you can ask them for help as they will have the knowledge... just not the awareness of the spec, which is a shame.

    I had a friend as well who just ended up with an arrangement with a teacher where they would just study on their own from the textbook during lessons, because they felt the teacher was useless and didn't want to go to lessons period
    I haven't the heart to straight up tell them that their lessons aren't doing me very much good though I think I'm going to work at finishing up the course myself at home, then just do practice essays and get them to mark them, so I can see where I went wrong or what can be improved
 
 
 
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