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    Hello! I'm currently in year 10 and I hope to apply to a selective sixth form later this year. I was wondering how GCSE predicted grades are determined? Some people are telling me that's it's solely off how you do in the 'mocks' we'll be doing soon but I'm really confused and worried if that's the case. I'm aiming for A* predictions in everything and on my report I have about 6A* and 4A predictions. Are my predictions on my report my actual predictions? Are they subject to change? Can you ask your teachers to move your predictions up? Will they change later on, like in December? Thank you!

    Totally depends on the school (or even the teacher!)
    In our school you can't be predicted an A* until after your second lot of mocks. Also, some teachers take the predicted grade as what would you get if you took the exam today and some teachers take it as what would you get if you continue learning at the same rate.
    They definitely can change later though. Just keep working to the best of your ability and then you'll know that you have tried your best when the grades come out (also don't be disheartened if they are lower than you expect. Some teachers like to cover themselves so predict everyone lower than they expect them to actually get on the off chance they have a bad day)
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