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    (Original post by TheMeister)
    They have the best non-fee paying grammar schools in the country. I know you've already said you're not inclined to disclose where, but I'm guessing it's either Altrincham or Ambrose?

    Actually, come to think of it Sale Grammar is quite good as well. :holmes:
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    (Original post by MuseStarlight)
    Application forms asks for predicted grades
    If your school absolutely refuses, which I don't think they will if you act decisively on this matter by talking seriously to your head of year, seeing your head etc, then well, if I was you, I'd just write down what I'd think I'd get.
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    Prediction system is **** tbh :|
    Totally agree. The predicteds count for nothing. Who do you think cares about them? Just do your best.
    My best friend was predicted 8As and 3A*s. I was predicted 4As, 4Bs and 3Cs.
    We both got 5As, 5Bs and 1C. We were always at the same skill level, the school just kept messing up our predictions. The moral of the story is the only thing that matters is the actual results. Even then they really only matter for getting back in to sixth form and then if you want to apply for Oxbridge.
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    (Original post by MuseStarlight)

    Anyway I do not not think had I gone to a different school my grades would be different. As my grades are actually very good. I've acheived A*s (any module/mocks/coursework), in all but the subject of french (which I still hope to acheive an A/A*) - and I intend to move to manchester when I leave school, and have applied to go to a very good school. (Father = lives in manchester).

    Perhaps you can offer other advice? I've seriously lost all respect for my school, and the only reason I feel less priviledged than someone who goes to a "good" school is because of the way the school runs themselves and predicts student's grades, and not because of teaching quality or pushing students harder. Both things I've had to do myself. Thanks,
    Gutted to hear... suprised your teachers wont budge though, so definately talk to the head of the school your applying to and explain the problem and request to send in CAT results? and exemplar work...

    Am suprised you have predicted grades really, but we never did mocks so perhaps that is what your school is basing it all on...

    Great minds WILL prevail though! The school you are applying to will listen at least, so dont worry about the predicted grades and focus on showing this new school you are a mature, brilliant and conscientous student, able to produce good work even in a school which crushes your flair (meaning you have more than great potential in an instituation that will teach for you)

    Good luck!
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    They predict them partly based on where you live/past exams - same at college
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    Try and get references from your subject teachers, and examples of past work. Your interview should be a good opportunity to shine and show your capabilites and explain your situation. Have you not one GCSE mocks at all? As surely those results would help.
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    Hello, I'm new to the forums, yet I am currently very worried and stressed at the moment and would like advice. I am currently in Y11 and I am studying my GCSEs at a state school in the north-west. It is a complete crud of a school, and in the most recent rankings (I wont tell you which position because you'll know which school I go to, information I do not wish to disclose) it was ranked towards the VERY low end of the tables. Infact my headmistress was fired and replaced with one of those special improvement headteachers.

    Anyway I do not not think had I gone to a different school my grades would be different. As my grades are actually very good. I've acheived A*s (any module/mocks/coursework), in all but the subject of french (which I still hope to acheive an A/A*) - and I intend to move to manchester when I leave school, and have applied to go to a very good school. (Father = lives in manchester).

    But the one thing that's holding me back is my predicted grades. My predicted grades are Bs and Cs, and even one D. Infact the only As I got predicted were in geography and maths, completely stupid compared to my ahceivements so far. I told my form tutor, and she replied "It's what's on the system". My dad rang up the school, they said there was nothing they could do - and we've even spoken to the Local Education Authority. With absoloute no prevail.

    It is the most stressful thing that has ever happened in my life. I wouldn't give a **** If it was not for me applying to a new school, (It is very selective), and my predicted grades will of course hinder my application. My brother suggested I send off some of my coursework or something (One of my english essays gained 100%, first time In 8 years at my school). Yet I seriously doubt that this will be any good.

    Perhaps you can offer other advice? I've seriously lost all respect for my school, and the only reason I feel less priviledged than someone who goes to a "good" school is because of the way the school runs themselves and predicts student's grades, and not because of teaching quality or pushing students harder. Both things I've had to do myself. Thanks,
    What the issue, exactly? You're going to get A/A*s anyway. I genuinely see no issue.

    If you're going to apply for a different college and need to enter these predictions, just explain exactly what you've put here. Including the contacting people. It'll be fine, don't worry.
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    Think your brother had the right idea actually...plus surely you'll have an interview, which would be a good opportunity to explain the situation (calmly) and show them what you're really like :dontknow: maybe take the work along to interview, or if you think your predicted grades will hinder your chances of actually getting an interview send it off with your application.
    Schools have different methods of predicting though...mine did it based on a weird test on the computer...whereas some base it on mock performance...which is inevitably lower than real grades, so hopefully they'll realise it's not a great thing to base it on and interview you anyway :dontknow:
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    Teachers get blamed if students fail to meet their predicted grades, so they normally lower them to allow (in your case quite a bit of) room for error. Also if your school is rubbish, predicting much higher than the average grade, for a particular student can also cause the teacher problems, especially if as i just said if there are any problems and the student doesnt achieve it. However im sure you will do just fine, and when applying, as well as your predicted grades would it be possible to submit an example of your work so they can see first hand the actual standard of your work, instead of just what your school has predicted you?. I was distraught with my predicted grades, 4 and half years ago and so my head of year sat me down and explained it to me. Hope this helps. x
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    I dont think the school will make much of a difference.. i go to a rather expensive private one, and the teaching quality aint that great. after all, if you are determined to get straight a's the school avg wont have much effect on you.
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    Thanks everyone. I feel much better about it now. Gonna write a letter to the school applying to informing them, and perhaps ask if they want some coursework or something.
 
 
 
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