I sent off my UCAS application back in October, but one of my teachers is now threatening to lower my predicted grade (because I didn't revise for my mock exam and hence didn't do that well in it), saying that they will resend new predicted grades to all of my universities. I haven't received any offers yet and am worried about what may happen. Are schools allowed to do this?
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- Thread Starter
- 25-01-2015 21:32
- PS Reviewer
- 26-01-2015 13:05
They can, but unis probably wouldn't take any notice - and it's unlikely the teacher will do this, because you could go to your parents/head of year/etc, which will mean they need to take time explaining themselves - so the whole thing will cause a lot of extra work.
However, you should listen to your teacher, because they have had experience with many students. If they're saying you're currently working below your predictions you need to fix that. Why didn't you revise for your mock exam? What are you going to do differently going forward? If it was a lack of time management or motivation etc you need to work on that now, because if you do get into uni the pressure to go out every month/week/night will be huge. You need to build up your study skills now to prevent this happening again.