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    i'd like to take a level french but not really sure about the teacher, having had her at gcse some incidents have caused a little 'friction' all of her doing. I really love french but i feel like she won't help me get the grades i need, i've had teachers not like me in gcse classes before and i'm independent ad everything but how much does one have to rely on a teacher at a level to get a good grade, what would you do if you were me ?
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    as long as you really enjoy french and you're an independent worker as you say, and as long as there aren't any major problems with the teacher, i'd say go ahead
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    (Original post by Cornflakes1688)
    i'd like to take a level french but not really sure about the teacher, having had her at gcse some incidents have caused a little 'friction' all of her doing. I really love french but i feel like she won't help me get the grades i need, i've had teachers not like me in gcse classes before and i'm independent ad everything but how much does one have to rely on a teacher at a level to get a good grade, what would you do if you were me ?
    I had a terrible teacher for sociology. She just hated me for daring to point out that she got my attendance wrong at the beginning of the year (she marked me as absent when I was there and I even had proof) or for some other reason. She tried to get me kicked off the course multiple times and took me out of two of my extracurricular activities (class rep and student Ambassador), which I loved. She tried to make me see a counsellor that 'encouraged' me to drop sociology (I did not listen because I know my abilities better). She gave me an E in the mock and refused to explain why or mark my paper again. As time passed, she started to give me lower and lower grades in assignments; unluckily for her, I was a good student, which means she had to give me Cs, Ds, and Es at least. The next year, I left, and she did the same things to my friend.

    The material itself was easy, but that teacher had such a terrible personality she should never have become a teacher in the first place.

    I ended up wishing all year that I had switched to history in the first two weeks of college and hating sociology with a passion. My attendance in that class ended up being like 71% or 74% and never increasing for some reason (even though I did not miss many lessons; I assume it was because my teacher kept on marking me as absent on purpose to keep up my bad attendance).

    However, I got an A. Do not ask how I got from E to A (oh, wait, I did not, my teacher was just of the worst kind and refused to mark me properly).

    Getting an A is possible even if you hate your teacher or if your teacher is horrible, but keep in mind you must not take anything that teacher says seriously (e.g. if they give you an E, assume it was because they suck, not because you suck). It is likely they will make you hate or at least lose interest in the subject.

    If I were you, I would go to another college or sixth form where the teacher is not that bad. If you choose to take French at your current school, by all means, go for it; but remember that it is not going to be an easy ride and that you might have to fight just to be allowed to remain on the course, depending on how much of a terrible person your teacher is. If anything happens, stay calm, relax, move on, and do your own thing.
 
 
 
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