Dan Silverman
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Hi everyone,

I hope you are all well.

I’ve reached a point in Year 13 where I’ve found that my teachers have become useless. The quality of lessons have dropped, the effort the teachers have significantly reduced. I find myself in lessons feeling like I’m wasting time, which could be spent more effectively elsewhere. I feel like I want to miss my lessons and spend that time in the school study room/library, where I can work more productively.

My question is, what would you do?

Thank you.
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Hi Dan

First of all, I have experienced issues like this before so you are not alone.

Even if they aren't help you, I would encourage you to continue attending lessons as if you don't the college may judge you poorly. This would reflect badly on your reference and predicted grades for UCAS should you wish to go to university.

Obviously I am not fully aware of what the lessons are like but maybe you could do your own revision and learning in classes? If they are going too slow, you can read ahead and if they are too fast take your time to go over the topics so you understand them. There are many youtubers and online courses that can help you with your a levels - primrose kitten is amazing for maths and science subjects for example. Also, ensure you do work at home so you can fill in gaps the teachers are not helping with. This can come in many forms such as making revision resources like flashcards or making your own teaching tools like powerpoints and voiceovers.

Lastly, if you feel like this is a real issue with your college and your classmates feel the same, don't be afraid to talk to administration or a form tutor. They are there to help you get the grades you want and if you don't find the lessons useful chances are others feel the same.

Hope this helps!
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(Original post by Dan Silverman)
Hi everyone,

I hope you are all well.

I’ve reached a point in Year 13 where I’ve found that my teachers have become useless. The quality of lessons have dropped, the effort the teachers have significantly reduced. I find myself in lessons feeling like I’m wasting time, which could be spent more effectively elsewhere. I feel like I want to miss my lessons and spend that time in the school study room/library, where I can work more productively.

My question is, what would you do?

Thank you.
Same here I'm just trying to revise independently and hope for the best.
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Hi Dan

First of all, I have experienced issues like this before so you are not alone.

Even if they aren't help you, I would encourage you to continue attending lessons as if you don't the college may judge you poorly. This would reflect badly on your reference and predicted grades for UCAS should you wish to go to university.

Obviously I am not fully aware of what the lessons are like but maybe you could do your own revision and learning in classes? If they are going too slow, you can read ahead and if they are too fast take your time to go over the topics so you understand them. There are many youtubers and online courses that can help you with your a levels - primrose kitten is amazing for maths and science subjects for example. Also, ensure you do work at home so you can fill in gaps the teachers are not helping with. This can come in many forms such as making revision resources like flashcards or making your own teaching tools like powerpoints and voiceovers.

Lastly, if you feel like this is a real issue with your college and your classmates feel the same, don't be afraid to talk to administration or a form tutor. They are there to help you get the grades you want and if you don't find the lessons useful chances are others feel the same.

Hope this helps!
Thank you so much for taking the time to write this, I really appreciate the help you’ve given.

I’ll see how the approach of learning independently in class goes, if not, I’ll reach out to my form tutor.

Best wishes,
Dan
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Same here I'm just trying to revise independently and hope for the best.
It’s glad to know that I’m not the only one out there! How’s it going for you?
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Thank you so much for taking the time to write this, I really appreciate the help you’ve given.

I’ll see how the approach of learning independently in class goes, if not, I’ll reach out to my form tutor.

Best wishes,
Dan
No problem, I'm happy to be of help! Good luck with your studies I wish you all the best .
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It’s glad to know that I’m not the only one out there! How’s it going for you?
It's alright I guess, but we have around 5 tests every single week so I'm extremely stressed. I'm worried that I won't get year 12 content revision done in time :/ how about you?
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Hi everyone,

I hope you are all well.

I’ve reached a point in Year 13 where I’ve found that my teachers have become useless. The quality of lessons have dropped, the effort the teachers have significantly reduced. I find myself in lessons feeling like I’m wasting time, which could be spent more effectively elsewhere. I feel like I want to miss my lessons and spend that time in the school study room/library, where I can work more productively.

My question is, what would you do?

Thank you.
For the sake of not having the sixth form team chasing you around for this, I would continue attending the lessons as normal. My advice would be doing the content outside of the classroom for each lesson (Learning the topic beforehand if possible) so when u come to class u know what to expect and dont necessarily have to pay attention to the teacher.

I am in the exact situation as you for one of my subjects but I just firm it tbh, the whole class does. We have two teachers for this subject, one just waffles and never makes sense, and then sets activities. The other waffles but gives examples (Basically they both just read off a powerpoint lol). The first teacher is now ill and now we have like 4 different teachers, I guess we will kinda benefit from the change now as we all more or less now the other teachers and they will actually teach us
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