Dear Tom, I work in FE and have a group of students who are resitting their GCSE English with the aim of gaining C grades. They have politely informed me that they have nothing against me personally, but they intend to put in minimal effort for the course and fail. As this is the aim, they behave appallingly and mess about throughout lessons. I've been battling since September, explaining necessity of GCSE for uni, employment etc but to no avail. They've been hauled in front of management, shouted at and threatened them but still no improvement. The sad thing is, I would really like them to succeed. What can I do?