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    I'm asking for a friend here, but they're in a situation where they had a disagreement (nothing physical or disruptive or anything) with a teacher regarding some grades and as a result the teacher refuses to teach them the subject anymore; this means that they can't take that A level and now have to go back to Year 12 and repeat the year with a completely new A level practically throwing away a year's worth of work.

    I was in disbelief when I heard this situation and can't believe that a teacher could outright just make such a decision but I cannot seem to find any concrete legality regarding something like this.
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    (Original post by LeenFreestyle)
    I'm asking for a friend here, but they're in a situation where they had a disagreement (nothing physical or disruptive or anything) with a teacher regarding some grades and as a result the teacher refuses to teach them the subject anymore; this means that they can't take that A level and now have to go back to Year 12 and repeat the year with a completely new A level practically throwing away a year's worth of work.

    I was in disbelief when I heard this situation and can't believe that a teacher could outright just make such a decision but I cannot seem to find any concrete legality regarding something like this.
    I really doubt a teacher could do this and get away with it. I suppose maybe they could at a private school, although they'd probably still get in trouble as it could potentially lose the school money if the student then changed school.
    I'm guessing it was a disagreement of predicted grade? In which case your friend probably needs to apologise and accept whatever grade it is that the teacher wants to predict them and ask if they can return to the lessons. If this does not work they need to talk to the HoD and their Personal Tutor assuming they have one to try and get it sorted out ASAP.
    There may be an opportunity to swap to another class with a different teacher depending on the school which would also resolve the situation.
    What type of school is it (eg. academy, private school etc.)? as this could affect how to proceed.
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    (Original post by Lemur14)
    I really doubt a teacher could do this and get away with it. I suppose maybe they could at a private school, although they'd probably still get in trouble as it could potentially lose the school money if the student then changed school.
    I'm guessing it was a disagreement of predicted grade? In which case your friend probably needs to apologise and accept whatever grade it is that the teacher wants to predict them and ask if they can return to the lessons. If this does not work they need to talk to the HoD and their Personal Tutor assuming they have one to try and get it sorted out ASAP.
    There may be an opportunity to swap to another class with a different teacher depending on the school which would also resolve the situation.
    What type of school is it (eg. academy, private school etc.)? as this could affect how to proceed.
    It's an academy, and I'm not certain on the details of the situation but it just seemed really perplexing when he explained it to me. Either he must have been omitting some details from the situation but I he's too timid a person to have acted up in lesson and gotten in trouble or something like that...
 
 
 
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