Average 3.6 based on 13 teacher ratings
Stella McKenna is a Psychology teacher at St John Payne Catholic Comprehensive School located in Chelmsford, Essex. When comparing Stella McKenna's ratings to other teachers in the county of Essex, Stella McKenna's ratings are below the average of 4.45 stars. Additionally, the average teacher rating at St John Payne Catholic Comprehensive School is 4.17 stars.
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Funny Enjoyed her lessons

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Fantastic Shame she retired

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McKenna is great. Lessons are fun but she works you hard. I love her stories.

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Puts so much effort into every single lesson. And tells funny stories. I took Psychology because of her. Loved it

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Great teacher. Funny and really caring.

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Don't get me wrong, Mrs McKenna is a really nice person, but in terms of teaching, she does a poor job. Consistently talks off topic, and mostly we just read textbooks and worksheets. She sat us all in the classroom and picked our "current grades" out of thin air! Her teaching is plain inaccurate, and so is her marking. She marks AO2 based on use of "sentence starters" that she makes up herself. Because of that, I'm flying blind on my actual results.

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When someone told me I could rate teachers on here I came straight to this teacher She taught me for two years and think everyone should realise if you want to take psychology and want a good grade, go else where! The lessons consist of chatting about her trips to America and China which is are completely unrelated to the class and exercises which don't benefit the class but she set just soshe could do her marking. Most teachers aim to get the class good grades, she hopes they just pass

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Lessons consisted of talking about trips to America and her love of Zimbardo

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Got me A grades in Psychology and Sociology. Always gave great examples - yes usually from USA (so does the textbook) - which helped me remember studies and theories in exams. Always marked extra essays and always gave her free time to help. Fun lessons. I enjoyed the power points and I wouldn't have got these grades without her great revision guides. Great teacher,

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she was an awful teacher. she would always talk about america and that was pretty much all i learnt about in my 2years of alevels. i wouldnt say she taught us she just made us write parargraphs out the book or she would read powerpoints that were completetely useless. they need a new teacher, i feel sorry for anyone who has her, espec if you do both osychology and sociology. the only reason i passed my a levels was because i went on a course in the holidays to help me.

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her main teaching method was "copy out paragraph 3 chapter 2 (for an hour)" which i could have done without her or her detentions. psychology would have been a fun subject had she not taught it. she i

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Great teacher. Always enjoyed her lessons.

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great teacher Takes time to explain everything with great examples

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St John Payne Catholic Comprehensive School is located in Chelmsford, Essex with an average teacher rating of 4.17 stars. When comparing St John Payne Catholic Comprehensive School's teachers to other teachers in the county of Essex, St John Payne Catholic Comprehensive School's teachers are below the average of 4.45 stars. St John Payne Catholic Comprehensive School ranks 33 amongst all Schools in the county of Essex. Learn More