About to get moved down a maths test after blanking in an exam

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eukiya
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Hi. I’m currently in year 9, but in top set maths we do the gcse a year early, so I’m here. Unfortunately I just did my maths end of term test and paper a was fine, but paper b was terrible. I answered maybe 2 questions out of the whole paper and just completely had a meltdown from stress and blanked out. Unfortunately there was a small mishap during the exam where my friend noticed I was shaking and out of his pure niceness tried to communicate and give me a hint to the answer to one of the questions. I didn’t know what to do and responded with a “?”
The teacher saw this and I will be punished for “cheating”, and there is not much hope in gaining her sympathy because I know I just shouldn’t have responded.

I’m going to be moved down a set in maths, and that means I’ll be put a year behind for the GCSE. The issue is I’m finding the current set completely fine and I just gave way to a really bad day at home combined with a really bad day at school, I really wouldn’t like to be put down a class into a class where the teacher is not very good (I’ve had him before) and the students are disruptive.

I’m so gutted, I studied really hard for this.

What do I do? I emailed the teacher but she won’t respond.
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hello,


im sorry to hear about what happened with you. unfortunately teachers are not always the most understanding.

speak to either your form teacher, head of year or book a talk with a school counsellor or even if you see the headteacher. explain to someone to who knows you well (I.e the form teacher) and if not then someone of a higher position than your maths teacher or even another teacher in the department.

explain your situation fully and i think face to face is better. email and ask for a 1-1 talk with them so they know you are sincere.

lastly, suggest that you are willing to do a mock exam or trial test or sit a mini test at any time in isolation to prove yourself. explain the consistency in your previous marks too.


hoping this help x
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I doubt any one is moved sets on the basis of the performance in a single test - are you sure that you are going to be moved?
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Some teachers are like this unfortunately
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