Next semester, I have an English teacher who apparently marks ridiculously hard, and evidently, the highest mark in his class was somewhere at a low 80% for his previous grade 11 class. I'm in grade 12 and I need a 90% or at least a high 80%. What sort of ways are there for dealing with teachers like this one? Maybe talking to him before the semester begins? Sucking-up to him and becoming a teachers pet? Any ideas welcome, thanks!