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    (Original post by Eccentric)
    Was told by my old Maths teacher I would be lucky to get a B by the end of the year, got an A in Maths in the end.
    I was predicted a C in Food technology and was told i would fail the coursework part... I got an A* in the end.:rolleyes:


    I think it depends how much the teacher can tell about you and whether they base it on actual knowledge of how hard you work and previous grades or if they just give a random grade and don't care.
    Also i think, as in the case of my Food teacher, they may predict lower to ensure you don't feel disappointed on results day and try to work even harder than you already are
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    They're pretty unreliable in my experience. Particularly the Yellis ones (I think that's what they were called) because a huge part of them was based on your post code, which is what happened to me and as a result I was predicted C's and D's lol.
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    Based on mocks I was predicted D's and U's and got straight A's
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    depends how your school predicts the grades... Mine used aptitude tests to predict 14 A*s for me... turns out i'm lazy and really didn't meet their predictions haha.
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    (Original post by jfgwills5)
    I'm about to take my GCSEs in May, and i'm predicted 2A's, a B, and the rest A's. I think i could get more A*'s than that, is this aiming too high, or are predicted grades not that reliable?
    DO NOT listen to these predicted grades as they are USELESS. They are worked out by some computer which uses data about yourself and from there, teachers manipulate it slightly.

    Whatever you do, forget about predict grades as in my opinion they are not right and it cannot be right.

    What you need to do is work from what you feel is right for you.
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    Nope, I was predicted 11 A*s, I got 0 :p: They do them based on all sorts of weird things like post code :s: It's easy to go over your grades if you want if you are predict low and if you are predicted high it's easy to get complacent and screw them up (which is what I did...)
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    nope, since they're going off tests you have sat in the past, they can vary depending on how much work you put into the subject.
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    Don't listen to your predicted grades! If you want higher than that then you'll get higher than that.

    I was predicted all Bs with a few Cs and maybe 1 A and got all A*s! They really aren't a measure of how well you can do, it depends on the person. If you think you're capable of A*s then you certainly are, you just have to put in a couple more hours!
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    (Original post by jfgwills5)
    I'm about to take my GCSEs in May, and i'm predicted 2A's, a B, and the rest A's. I think i could get more A*'s than that, is this aiming too high, or are predicted grades not that reliable?
    I did better than my predicteds generally xD and theres some subjects such as art, which use your sats results to get your predicted grade! which is really really naff tbh cuz it doesnt give you any kind of accurate idea xD you should aim as high as you want but be realistic about the limit you could get if that makes sense =) like i did history for gcse and i was predicted a C, i thought im gonna aim for a B and i got an A in the end =s still not sure how but anyway i aimed higher for some =)
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    This depends on a number of factors. Different schools use differeny systems to predict results. It often depends on the amount of effort the student put in to the work as well as a person's aptitude and the assessment methods employed. I exceeded my predicted GCSE grades by quite a considerable margin, but this will vary because individuals are all different.
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    Usually, not always. For example: History Predicted an A/A* got a C. Science predicted DD got AA.
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    No, they usually seem to be wrong, depending on how your school predicts. Mine does KS2 and KS3 stuff on a computer, it's so inaccurate. For example, I'm predicted C's and D's in everything, yet I'm getting A*'s and A's.
 
 
 
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