Hi, I started a teaching post in September 2010 as an NQT. As part of my responsibilities I was given both a GCSE class (by myself) and an A Level Class (teaching with other experienced teachers). Everything appeared to have gone well. The GCSE class, I should add were a class which were of relatively low ability, ie would be sitting Foundation Teir. So A level results came out and all pupils met their target grade, and I was both pleased for them, working hard and securing their grade and happy that I myself had taught them as best I could. The GCSE grades are an entirely different story. The majority of my group were below their target grades by 2 grades. The spec was covered in sufficient time, we had went over a number of past paper questions and revision lessons were scheduled prior to the exam (no one attended). What is causing me a great deal of concern and a significant amount of sleep loss is wondering if disciplinary action will be taken against me as a result of the underperformance, especially in light of a news story which highlighted how inadequate teachers could be sacked under some new law (or something). I have been observed by both my HoD, 2nd in Dept and Deputy Head in line with the requirements of my NQT year. These have all been good. Random learning walks also took place which also was fine. Essentially what I need to know is 1. What happens in this case? 2. Could I be disciplined / sacked? 3. What should I expect on the first day back? Any advice to settle my nerves / prepare me would be most welcome! Thanks, Nervous NQT.