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    Hi

    Got my predicted grades today - C E E

    Totally gutted!!!!

    In my GCSE's I got - 5 A*, 3 A, 4 B and took 4 A* subjects to A level

    Going in to June exams I was on Business B, Maths, Physics C's, Chemistry D

    not to good I know .... I didn't make enough effort

    But after being involved in an major RTA the day before my first June exam, I totally flunked and got AS grades DEEE :eek:

    Any way I'm resitting 2 maths and 1 physics and dropped chemistry.... I was not expected brilliant predicted grades, after my performance in years 12.... maybe at best BCC.

    But CEE!!!!

    Do you think it's worth my parents contacting the school?

    Or am I doomed :mad:
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    Hi

    Got my predicted grades today - C E E

    Totally gutted!!!!

    In my GCSE's I got - 5 A*, 3 A, 4 B and took 4 A* subjects to A level

    Going in to June exams I was on Business B, Maths, Physics C's, Chemistry D

    not to good I know .... I didn't make enough effort

    But after being involved in an major RTA the day before my first June exam, I totally flunked and got AS grades DEEE :eek:

    Any way I'm resitting 2 maths and 1 physics and dropped chemistry.... I was not expected brilliant predicted grades, after my performance in years 12.... maybe at best BCC.

    But CEE!!!!

    Do you think it's worth my parents contacting the school?

    Or am I doomed :mad:
    Your GCSE grades are pretty great..therefore my honest advice is to retake A-levels completely! Because you can obviously do so much better! Do not settle for a not so good university when you could retake and get A grades!
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    Predicted being the important word. Go prove them wrong.
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    (Original post by Pye)
    Hi

    Got my predicted grades today - C E E

    Totally gutted!!!!

    In my GCSE's I got - 5 A*, 3 A, 4 B and took 4 A* subjects to A level

    Going in to June exams I was on Business B, Maths, Physics C's, Chemistry D

    not to good I know .... I didn't make enough effort

    But after being involved in an major RTA the day before my first June exam, I totally flunked and got AS grades DEEE :eek:

    Any way I'm resitting 2 maths and 1 physics and dropped chemistry.... I was not expected brilliant predicted grades, after my performance in years 12.... maybe at best BCC.

    But CEE!!!!

    Do you think it's worth my parents contacting the school?

    Or am I doomed :mad:
    Sorry was it DEE at AS wasn't quite sure from the post?

    Really I think the school should predict you at least one grade above what you achieved so: CDD especially because your re-sitting, probably even higher taking into account how good you're GCSEs are.

    I'd say have a word with your head of sixth form and your teachers and show them how committed you are to achieve the best grades you can. Just out of interest what uni's you planning to apply to and what do you want to do?

    Failing that get your parents involved.

    Hope this helps!

    Good luck!
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    Ignore parties, ignore a large majority of friends. Calm down, and get down to work. Prove those 'predicted' crap wrong
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    In my school they would, and then if your not showing any progress, you get kicked out.
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    I don't mean to be harsh. But if you don't put the effort in, you shouldn't expect to get anything good out of it.

    I would advise you to retake to get better grades, your GCSEs look pretty good, so you seem perfectly capable of a mixture of A and A*s at A-level. Put these predicted grades down to experience and move on.
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    I've had my head down in the books and I'm putting the effort, so I think that's why I'm so surprised at the predicted grades...

    Lets hope there is something for me in clearing :rolleyes:


    I would like to do QS, so not a really popular subject...

    My mother is saying she is going to ring regardless of what I say.... great... a mother on the war path!!!!
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    (Original post by Pye)
    I've had my head down in the books and I'm putting the effort, so I think that's why I'm so surprised at the predicted grades...

    Lets hope there is something for me in clearing :rolleyes:


    I would like to do QS, so not a really popular subject...

    My mother is saying she is going to ring regardless of what I say.... great... a mother on the war path!!!!
    Have you tried going to your teachers and presenting evidence as to why you could do better? That's how I got my history prediction raised ("I know I got a B at AS, but I was a few marks off, I'm doing a retake, drafts of my coursework are strong..." - that sort of thing), so it might work. More likely than your mother yelling at them.
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    Try talking to your teachers. If that fails pull your grades up this year and take a gap. Alternatively, completely re-do A levels - sounds pretty crazy but I did it and now I'm going to end up at a much better university than I would have done if I'd struggled on

    Take a day to think about your options and then make a decision. Whatever you do though, work hard!
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    I can you your head has gotten smaller
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    Re-iterating what others have said, definitely consider re-taking. If not, take a gap year and apply with results in hand as you obviously can do better than CEE; that way you can avoid applying with predictions and make said predictions seem flawed.
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    I was predicted ECBB at the start of AS and my predicted A2 grades are A*AAA even though I massively underperformed in some exams and got AS's of ABCC.

    Teachers should be able to see students for what they are capable of, not what grades they have had previously. If you know you can do better then make sure you focus in lessons and do the work required. Prove them wrong.
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    Thanks everyone

    Going to speak to my teachers and try and get them to improve the predicted grades

    Make sure I get some descent A level's and see if there is something in clearing for me, if not 2012 ucas here I come


    all the best x
 
 
 
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