I know various schools have different systems to predict your AS/A2 grades.
In my school we take an 'ALIS' test, which combined with your GCSE results give you a prediction for your AS and A2 results. Basically they take the score you got overall in the test (inc. GCSE's) and then they see what every single student, who took your subjects and who took the ALIS test and got close to your results in it, achieved.
This essentially gives you your 'lowest target grade' and is the mean grade that everyone of your 'calibre' achieved. Of course there are anomalies and the predictions don't take into account the drop-outs who achieved U's and so on, and so this system is flawed in certain aspects.
When people apply to Oxford, I notice, that of course they like to see predictions of AAA. I am just wondering how you got your predictions or how in general predictions are made in your school (or previously), for example: are they all teacher assessed or do you have systems running to make predictions like the ALIS test? Do these predictions change for you after you have your AS results?
I am asking this because I think this system may be unfair - for example if someone got AS results of AAAAB or AAAAA but their A2 predictions are something like AAB or ABB does that mean Oxford would turn you down regardless of your excellent AS results?
This could occur with someone who worked hard and got excellent AS results but who still has their previous predictions from before they started A levels even though it seems likely that someone with those results would have a very good chance of achieving AAA at A2.
(By the way this is not associated with me and the grades are not mine - just curious )
What should I do?