No matter what opposition you face, you fight that decision ALL the way. Take it as high as you can, write letters sent to the headteachers/governors explaining the situation and asking for mediation, get your parents to rattle the cage as MUCH as possible, get with the other people who've been kicked off and get them involved in it too. It sounds like this teacher is doing that age-old arrogant teacher situation of abusing their power when its not necessary... situations like these make me sit up and think "Damn, I'm not going to let some ***** take me down so easily."
And if it doesnt work? Study it independantly (I did so with Business Studies, two of my mates did the same with economics and further maths - you can do it and do it well on your own), get a bunch of different textbooks, use the net and ask for help when you need it off places like this (and some teacher-based sites, I know many of them would sympathise quite heavily!), work with people who are still in the course, and take the exams elsewhere if you can. You FIGHT that decision until its reversed, and you don't let them kick you down, and you certainly never give up! Never let that happen, my school is just as ridiculous and incompetant and power-mad as well and have tried funny tricks like that on me, and I haven't let it get me down yet.
Fight it, and if, personally, I can be any help (at least, offering moral support!) just PM me!
Good luck, mate!
Like I said before, if you;re going to re take the year and the subjects, do it elsewhere. The place you are currently studying obviously cares more about its academic acheivements and grades than its pupils. which is disgusting
dont re-take ur GCSE...why should you? My brother only had 2 GCSEs which were Maths A* English B...ended up in A level with AAAa...now a succesfull medic student in his first year.
I remember when i did AS chemistry and recieved my first test which was a U...but suprisly with hard work and more hard work i ended up getting AS chemistry an A
you should talk to ur head teacher about this. Explain to ur head teacher that you JUST finished your GCSE year and comparing it to your AS year its really hard. Just give some reasonable excuses such as you didnt know how to work/reviese for the test...but you are determined to study better etc...you know them excuses :P
if it still doesnt work...apply for a weaker school and they would properbly allow you to undertake AS chemistry.
OP are you sure that for medicine biology chemistry sociology and english meet the requirements; i thought it was 3 sciences (maths, chem, bio or physics) to at least as level. ??
i think, u no, u sound like a very bright person so dont let this bring you down, take it in your stride. If you think u should drop out this yr, take chem tuition then do that and prove to everybody that u can do it. I certainly wouldnt advise u re-sit gcse's coz at the end of the day, its stress u dont need and nobodyt, after a-level, really looks at them, their just their to prove u can do a-level!!
good luck with whatever you do and all the best
Of course you can carry on doing it! even if you do not do chemistry unitl you are doing the others as A-levels next year. D.w. about your GCSE grades, people barley look at them unless you are looking at top top unis, and even then you will be able to explain your situation which is exactly what I have done.
You will be fine hun, just work hard as you obv have the passion and determination and will power to do really well