How many GCSE points did you get?

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I got 7.8 if it's still at all relevant.
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(Original post by bono)
I'm saying that a person with his GCSE and AS Grades, who doesn't have a special excuse (illness, different matter) does not deserve an all A's prediction.

Anyway, where on earth did I say he is thick?! BS Piggs.
If their teachers think they're capable of all As then surely that's enough to warrant a straight As prediction?

GCSEs mean very little. For one thing you have to study a broad range of subjects at GCSE: at A level you're able to specialise in the subjects you're best suited to. So overall GCSE results are relatively unimportant for the A2 prediction.

At AS you are studying courses at a significantly higher level than you've been used to and the current courses are too long for the time allowed. So many people underachieve at AS - there's a very high occurrence of January AS retakes. This does not mean that they are going to underachieve at A2: you're more used to the level expected and you've had longer to settle into the course and get used to the workload.

I'm a little unsure whether you're actually making a point here or just trying to stir up controversy... :confused:
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(Original post by bono)
of course, I was talking about teacher predictions nationally.

When did I say you didn't deserve an imperial place?

I'm talking about predictions that teachers make.

If Imperial see you are good at interview etc. then well done to you.

Different point Juwel, different point....
How is it different? You're saying that predicted grades are often exaggerated to suit the candidate, and aren't often warranted. You're saying that GCSEs and AS results are the best (if not only) indicators of true predicted grades. You are also saying that GCSEs have a huge bearing on university applications.

So if universities thought the same as you, they would believe my predicted grades are exaggerated, and hence refute them. If GCSEs are so important, I wouldn't make it through the door.

But no, unis do NOT think like you. They value personal statements, references (with predicted grades that are nearly always warranted), and interviews far higher than GCSEs.

You chose to delete and ignore the rest of the quoted post. You have nothing to say about it? You're avoiding my argument?
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How is it different?...
You chose to delete and ignore the rest of the quoted post. You have nothing to say about it? You're avoiding my argument?
If it wasn't for the crummy rep system I would give you one right now and a kiss
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If it wasn't for the crummy rep system I would give you one right now and a kiss
You're welcome darling.

Ooh she wants to give me one
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painfully distressing isn't it?
What do you study?
Maths, English langlit, French, Philosophy, Critical Thinking.
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You're welcome darling.

Ooh she wants to give me one
me too! :eek:
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I haven't took my GCSEs yet but from predicted grades i'd get 6.1 which is a bit low really!! what does it mean anyway??
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(Original post by Tribi18)
I haven't took my GCSEs yet but from predicted grades i'd get 6.1 which is a bit low really!! what does it mean anyway??
GCSE Predictions are poor, because people hardly try in the mocks.
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(Original post by amazingtrade)
I can't remember how this is worked out now but I got 5.6 I think.
dunno don't care
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(Original post by MadNatSci)

I'm a little unsure whether you're actually making a point here or just trying to stir up controversy... :confused:
Essentially, at the root of it all, my point was:

http://www.uk-learning.net/showthrea...522#post586522
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me too! :eek:
What the...
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(Original post by XTinaA)
How is it different? You're saying that predicted grades are often exaggerated to suit the candidate, and aren't often warranted. You're saying that GCSEs and AS results are the best (if not only) indicators of true predicted grades. You are also saying that GCSEs have a huge bearing on university applications.

So if universities thought the same as you, they would believe my predicted grades are exaggerated, and hence refute them. If GCSEs are so important, I wouldn't make it through the door.

But no, unis do NOT think like you. They value personal statements, references (with predicted grades that are nearly always warranted), and interviews far higher than GCSEs.

You chose to delete and ignore the rest of the quoted post. You have nothing to say about it? You're avoiding my argument?
They saw that you are decent at maths in the interview and gave you an offer.

I'm talking about your teacher's choice, and many teacher's choice to exaggerate predictions.
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(Original post by bono)
Essentially, at the root of it all, my point was:

http://www.uk-learning.net/showthrea...522#post586522

Well... yes, they can be "BS'd up" but just because someone got low GCSEs doesn't mean a high A2 prediction is unreasonable. Apart from anything else, people change. I know someone who - and I'm sure he'll forgive me for saying this - was an utter lazy b*stard right up until he did his GCSEs, but got 4As at A level and is going to Cambridge to study NatSci this October after a gap year. And no, you don't have to have been a lazy wotsit for this to apply either People's circumstances and mindset can change - maybe they're inspired more by the material covered at A level. I know I was.
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Wohoo I'm looking forward to sitting my GCSE's which no one actually cares about, right?

BTW: Sometimes the most intelligent people are the underachievers, didn't Einstein fail a science or maths exam or something?
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dunno don't care
Come on, tell us your score.
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(Original post by MadNatSci)
Well... yes, they can be "BS'd up".
That's all that needs to be said.

Can GCSE and AS Level grades be BS'd up? Nope. You get what u get. No exaggeration, lies, etc.
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Come on, tell us your score.
i don't know my score, you work it out:
i got AAAAAAAAAA at GCSE ( 10 a's )
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i don't know my score, you work it out:
i got AAAAAAAAAA at GCSE ( 10 a's )
7 points average.

Good.
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i don't know my score, you work it out:
i got AAAAAAAAAA at GCSE ( 10 a's )
No A*s? DazzYaa you dissapoint me :rolleyes:
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