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to think these GCSE revision sessions are a bit of a pain in the arse.

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AtYourCervix Mon 10-Feb-14 15:30:50

Obviously not a bad thing overall, but science and english are being held at the same time. So the kid that is going to flunk both has to choose which revision session to go to.

ClaudiusGalen Mon 10-Feb-14 15:33:47

There are 5 week days and probably 13 competing subjects. Perhaps the teacher could just stay their all night to compensate.

AtYourCervix Mon 10-Feb-14 15:34:58

That would be acceptable.

Or start very early? 6ish?

DrNick Mon 10-Feb-14 15:36:39


fucking teachers
hmm staying after work to help the kids

what wankers

bigbluebus Mon 10-Feb-14 15:37:07

I would probably go for English in those circumstances, as that is the one they need to pass - and will have to retake if they fail. (I'm assuming that if they are likely to flunk Science without revision sessions, then they are not looking to take it at A level)

ClaudiusGalen Mon 10-Feb-14 15:37:52

I meant there, not their.

Ignore me, I'm exceptionally narky about revision sessions and am having to do both lunch and after school on my own because my colleagues are lazy. Still, 100 kids in one room will work, won't it?

bodygoingsouth Mon 10-Feb-14 15:38:36

no I am eternally grateful to teachers for these sessions. my kids teachers are bloody ace.

AtYourCervix Mon 10-Feb-14 15:38:58

So what is more important to pass?


Or english?

Take into account said pain-in-the-arse kid hasn't been able to go to an english lesson since november (AS issues).

mrsjay Mon 10-Feb-14 15:39:10

och your getting a hard time no need for it, it is so annoying when they run sessions that over lap I am sure a teacher would be happy to help with any revision needed it is just trying to balance it out

AtYourCervix Mon 10-Feb-14 15:40:35

I take it back. A miracle has occured and she went to english today!!!!

AtYourCervix Mon 10-Feb-14 15:42:00

Overall i think english is probably the one to go to. In the vague hope she manages a c and doesn't have to retake it.

AtYourCervix Mon 10-Feb-14 15:42:18

Or alternate?

Tabliope Mon 10-Feb-14 15:47:28

Get her to go to the English ones. More important in general.

Fairenuff Mon 10-Feb-14 16:59:15

Why can't she revise in her own time at home?

cardibach Mon 10-Feb-14 17:47:16

Claudius what a horrible attitude. Your colleagues are lazy because they aren't doing something they are not paid for. Lovely.
OP English is the best bet.
Fairenuff my thoughts exactly. THey get revision notes, revision in lessons and then they want teachers to give up more time out of school to help them and get narked if it is not at a time which suits them.

TheFallenMadonna Mon 10-Feb-14 17:52:46

We timetable revision sessions for this reason. Each pupil gets a timetable with their revision sessions on it.

AtYourCervix Mon 10-Feb-14 17:53:03

Never going to happen. For many long, tedious, boring and stressful reasons.

English it is then. If (and that is big if) she'll go.

ConferencePear Mon 10-Feb-14 18:09:47

I would be asking the head teacher if it is possible to have a better arrangement.

ClaudiusGalen Mon 10-Feb-14 18:10:16

Yes, I have the horrible attitude. I'm afraid I do view my colleagues as lazy because we agreed together to run the revision sessions, and now they refuse to help staff them, but they have told the children they teach to come. So I will be spending every Thursday lunchtime and after school for 15 weeks running the sessions for the children they teach. Good to know I have a horrible attitude.

RegainingUnconsciousness Mon 10-Feb-14 18:11:34

Problem solved

RegainingUnconsciousness Mon 10-Feb-14 18:13:38

FWIW I run revision sessions and no one turns up. Planned, resourced, after school & lunch. What's the point?

RegainingUnconsciousness Mon 10-Feb-14 18:14:17

You might think it's my excellent provision of online home study material, but I'm fairly sure they're not using that either!

AtYourCervix Mon 10-Feb-14 18:16:30

Claudius [gin]

Any other teacher who has ever encountered my DD [gin]

ClaudiusGalen Mon 10-Feb-14 18:20:23

AtYourCervix, thanks!

Today is the wrong day to say the words 'GCSE' and 'Revision' anywhere near me.

In all seriousness though, there are lots of subjects and I'm afraid they do overlap. I would tell your DD to go to the English ones. She could politely ask if she could have the resources from the Science ones, I'm always happy to share the PowerPoints and sheets with children who have a genuine reason for not attending.

nevermindthecat Mon 10-Feb-14 18:21:11

It isn't possible to find a day that suits everybody. I'm doing them on a Friday and the amount of moaning about this is making me want to withdraw them completely.

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