I've heard of schools predicting more than what you got at AS, but never less.
My AS results were ABB, but I have been predicted BBB. I was fine about this because the A came as a complete, and lovely, surprise to me. But now I'm wondering, won't it look bad to unis that I've been predicted lower? Won't they question why this is?
The reason I have, apparently, is because of the low mean grades of students from my school. It's a dead in the ground comprehensive, and apparently most students leave with an average of Ds. My teacher said this makes them wary about predicting us too highly. I said, shouldn't we be judged individually, and she ageed, but my predicted grades have remained BBB.
My school has no faith in me whatsoever. I've gotten As in both modules of the AS and at GCSE for that subject. I just think it's going to come across really badly in my UCAS? Not the grades themselves, because they're fine grades, but the fact that it comes across that my school don't think I'll be able to maintain them into A2?
My predicted grades are lower than my AS results Watch
- Thread Starter
- 23-12-2010 02:40
- 23-12-2010 13:41
Your main issue is whether or not the BBB is okay for the courses you've applied for this year. If you need ABB to be considered for any of them then you need to take it up with your school as obviously, the lower predictions will impact your application. I don't think the universities will question why you've been predicted lower in such detail, they will just look at your predicted grades then make a decision from there which is why if you do need that A you need it to be corrected on your application form.
If you're applying to places where you surpass the entrance requirements anyway then I shouldn't worry about your predicted grades too much although regardless of the course, higher predictions will help your cause.
In terms of your school background, universities will be able to see that your achievements are significantly higher than the typical grades coming out of your school and many will take this into account when making decisions so it should work in your favour. The only time it won't is if you need to be predicted ABB to be considered for a course. Did they tell you your predictions before you applied?
- Thread Starter
- 23-12-2010 15:38
Thanks for the in-depth reply
My predicted grades do meet the entry requirements. They did tell me my predictions prior to application, and I did hint about getting predicted an A for English, but I was made to feel as though I was being presumptious and overestimating my abilities.
Isn't it unusual to be predicted lower, though, out of interest>
- 23-12-2010 15:40
Girrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrl whach you sayin'