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    I know teachers use your AS results to predict your A-level results however, say you literally scraped a C in a subject at AS surely they would only predict you to stay the same (providing you worked as hard/grasped the modules well etc)...

    I just don't see how they could predict you a grade above in a case like that...
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    (Original post by Rainbows!)
    I know teachers use your AS results to predict your A-level results however, say you literally scraped a C in a subject at AS surely they would only predict you to stay the same (providing you worked as hard/grasped the modules well etc)...

    I just don't see how they could predict you a grade above in a case like that...
    It depends on the school/teacher.
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    (Original post by Rainbows!)
    I know teachers use your AS results to predict your A-level results however, say you literally scraped a C in a subject at AS surely they would only predict you to stay the same (providing you worked as hard/grasped the modules well etc)...

    I just don't see how they could predict you a grade above in a case like that...
    It's up to your teachers and whether they think you under-performed. Some schools seem to have a policy of routinely predicting a grade higher than you got at AS, but generally they won't predict you a B if they only expect you to get a C.
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    It's up to your teachers and whether they think you under-performed. Some schools seem to have a policy of routinely predicting a grade higher than you got at AS, but generally they won't predict you a B if they only expect you to get a C.
    I see...
    Surely the schools which uphold such a policy are only allowing the students to potentially be very disappointed when they don't get their place at uni because they didn't meet their predicted grades and probably were never going to achieve them in the first place....
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    (Original post by Rainbows!)
    I see...
    Surely the schools which uphold such a policy are only allowing the students to potentially be very disappointed when they don't get their place at uni because they didn't meet their predicted grades and probably were never going to achieve them in the first place....
    Indeed. Some people ask teachers to predict them higher grades but if they're not likely to achieve them it's only making the problem worse. If you get an offer on the basis of predicted grades which were higher than you were likely to get, you'll just be in a worse situation later when you miss that offer :sadnod:
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    (Original post by Potally_Tissed)
    Indeed. Some people ask teachers to predict them higher grades but if they're not likely to achieve them it's only making the problem worse. If you get an offer on the basis of predicted grades which were higher than you were likely to get, you'll just be in a worse situation later when you miss that offer :sadnod:
    True but I generally think that students tend to work harder in the A2 year, AS is usually a wake up call for many students after GCSEs. Some of the grade gaps I've seen cleared are phenomenal and usually for a teacher to not predict a grade higher seems a bit unfair.
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    True but I generally think that students tend to work harder in the A2 year, AS is usually a wake up call for many students after GCSEs. Some of the grade gaps I've seen cleared are phenomenal and usually for a teacher to not predict a grade higher seems a bit unfair.
    Yes, but I'm talking about people with no realistic chance of getting the grades they're predicted. If you're doing resits or whatever, and if you're working harder at A2, then teachers can take that into account when predicting grades, but they should still be realistic. People who make a massive jump in their grades from AS to A2 are the exception rather than the norm.
 
 
 

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