Excuses for kids failing

deputyjohn

Usually invalid excuses I’ve heard for when a class gets poor examination results:

  • the parents don’t support the school
  • the child doesn’t do homework
  • the Key Stage 2 data was wrong/ made up by the junior school
  • the data from last year was made up by the previous teacher
  • a C grade/ D grade is ‘not that bad’ for a kid like him/ her
  • it’s not all about results
  • the course is hard
  • the kid was too focussed on his English coursework to succeed in my lesson
  • the school puts pressure on them to pass English and maths so my subject isn’t given a look in and they don’t take it seriously
  • the kids have too much humanities controlled conditions to focus on maths
  • we only get 2.5 hours a week to teach them
  • we only get 3 hours a week to teach them
  • we only get 4 hours a…

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