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Has any teacher ever let you ruin your education?

Like you asked to move down sets and they let you?
Well was there a reason why you wanted to move sets? Often if you personally request to move sets then there will be a good reason, but if a teacher were to make that decision on their own without consulting you, then you would feel less confidence in your previous set.
If you both think you should be in a lower set, then I wouldn't say the teacher 'let you ruin your education'.
If you think it has 'ruined' your education then this is a good enough reason to request moving back to the higher set you were in.
Original post by carrotsroom
Well was there a reason why you wanted to move sets? Often if you personally request to move sets then there will be a good reason, but if a teacher were to make that decision on their own without consulting you, then you would feel less confidence in your previous set.
If you both think you should be in a lower set, then I wouldn't say the teacher 'let you ruin your education'.
If you think it has 'ruined' your education then this is a good enough reason to request moving back to the higher set you were in.
Potential bullying in my set. I have dealt with bullying before and put up with a lot but I haven't dealt with this kind of bullying before where I was cyber bullied and harassed online and stalked. I didn't tell my teacher about this, I found out the bully was coming to my set so I decided to leave and people were saying her name and she likes the teacher. My teacher gave me a chance for one lesson in year 11, I didn't see the bully there but still chose to leave regardless. I was too good for my new low set and I should not be there because being there would make me fail. I did speak to my original teacher (who I felt very privileged to have because it's very hard to teach me science and he managed to get me to pass higher tier and no matter how much I revise on my own it doesn't go inside my head) and I told him I like my original set more, he asked why and I said the teacher (and I also didn't like it due to format of exams making me fail), he said he gave me a chance, I chose a lower set but I'll be alright.

I can't go back to my original set after leaving. It's one thing if I was in the lower set to begin with and moved up but now that I moved down I can't move back up.
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Being in a certain set doesn't 'make you fail', rather the mindset you have now being in a lower set. Nor does the format of the exam, but the reaction and how you treat the actual exam. Both of these things are out of your control and instead of blaming these factors, it would be best to work around them.
You can definitely move back up, but it will probably be performance based. If your teacher notices that you are doing exceptionally well, then you can definitely try ask to move back up again.
But, if you move back up with someone that is bullying you, will this not also affect your performance?
You also should consider reporting this certain person. If they are causing this much trouble to you that you don't feel comfortable being in the same room, you need to tell an adult and have it dealt with.
Original post by Carrotsroom
Being in a certain set doesn't 'make you fail', rather the mindset you have now being in a lower set. Nor does the format of the exam, but the reaction and how you treat the actual exam. Both of these things are out of your control and instead of blaming these factors, it would be best to work around them.
You can definitely move back up, but it will probably be performance based. If your teacher notices that you are doing exceptionally well, then you can definitely try ask to move back up again.
But, if you move back up with someone that is bullying you, will this not also affect your performance?
You also should consider reporting this certain person. If they are causing this much trouble to you that you don't feel comfortable being in the same room, you need to tell an adult and have it dealt with.
If I am being bullied in the classroom it may slightly impact academic performance in a way that I don't realise, because I am being bullied in other classes and haven't let that get to me and I wouldn't move down because of them because I am used to verbal abuse and people taking the Mick and laughing at me, but I am not sure how I would cope if this person was to take pictures and videos of me and put it up online. Like I see them recording me because they are sitting next to me. This kind of cyber bullying I haven't dealt with before and sometimes I wish I didn't make friends with her, then I wouldn't have gone down sets and ended up failing. I always fail foundation because you need to obtain more marks to pass, while higher requires less marks to pass. I think generally speaking I am more confident in higher but I can only do higher if I am taught higher.
Original post by Anony345533
If I am being bullied in the classroom it may slightly impact academic performance in a way that I don't realise, because I am being bullied in other classes and haven't let that get to me and I wouldn't move down because of them because I am used to verbal abuse and people taking the Mick and laughing at me, but I am not sure how I would cope if this person was to take pictures and videos of me and put it up online. Like I see them recording me because they are sitting next to me. This kind of cyber bullying I haven't dealt with before and sometimes I wish I didn't make friends with her, then I wouldn't have gone down sets and ended up failing. I always fail foundation because you need to obtain more marks to pass, while higher requires less marks to pass. I think generally speaking I am more confident in higher but I can only do higher if I am taught higher.

This kind of behaviour needs to be reported to your teachers, its the best for you and also other classmates who may receive the same kind of treatment. You don't need to point fingers, but they can ban phones in classrooms etc.

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