Hello all! I have a small, weak year 10 Spanish GCSE class. They're nice enough kids, not overly badly behaved (the main issue seems to be poor attitude to learning rather than disruption and rudeness). We had year 10 mocks a couple of weeks ago. Finally finished marking them and they have done TERRIBLY. I mean only a quarter of them even managed to get a grade (and a grade 1 at that). I'm going to revisit the writings as I may have been a bit harsh, but I don't think it's going to drastically change the overall picture. It's made me despair to be honest! I know I am not that bad a teacher! But what's gone wrong? I suspect very few of them revised much, if at all. And a lot of them genuinely do not care about Spanish as they have no qualms about telling me so. I try to be positive and helpful but it's like wading through treacle! But how can I approach this? Do I go full on "I'm disappointed in you. We have a lot of work to do. You need to buck up your ideas!" followed by a positive "we can do this together. I am here for you" message? Or should I just be overly positive and 'can-do' about it? Or do I just give them a rollicking and say this is absolutely unacceptable and I have higher standards than this, as does the school? Btw, I'm not too bothered about what SLT will say as they are very supportive and don't judge us on results, but I still don't want an absolute shocker of results as I want the kids to do well and enjoy my subject! Plus, I must admit for my own personal pride it would be nice if they could do a bit better than that! Thanks in advance.