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    I need to make my uni choices soon and I have heard nothing about when the predicted grades are released for my college so I just wondered from you guys' experience, what do you think I'll be predicted?

    Just to give me an idea.

    AS: Maths B (77% UMS), Biology B (74% UMS), Chemistry C (69.7 UMS%) - yes I was literally 1 UMS off a B...

    I am thinking of taking resits so this will tell me whether I need to resit modules to get the grades I want to get.

    Thanks

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    (Original post by Smileyface97)
    I need to make my uni choices soon and I have heard nothing about when the predicted grades are released for my college so I just wondered from you guys' experience, what do you think I'll be predicted?

    Just to give me an idea.

    AS: Maths B (77% UMS), Biology B (74% UMS), Chemistry C (69.7 UMS%) - yes I was literally 1 UMS off a B...

    I am thinking of taking resits so this will tell me whether I need to resit modules to get the grades I want to get.

    Thanks

    Smileyface97 x
    How can we tell you whether you would need to resit when we don't know what you want?
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    (Original post by ageshallnot)
    How can we tell you whether you would need to resit when we don't know what you want?

    I will resit depending on what you think I'll be predicted. If the consensus is less than what I want to achieve at A2, then I'll resit the units I did less well in.

    I just want to know, what do you think I'll be predicted?
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    AAA
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    AAB- BBC depending on how generous your teachers are I'd say ABB
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    (Original post by Smileyface97)
    I will resit depending on what you think I'll be predicted. If the consensus is less than what I want to achieve at A2, then I'll resit the units I did less well in.

    I just want to know, what do you think I'll be predicted?
    It depends on whether they inflate your grades or not. A realistic prediction would be BBC or BBB (apparently most people actually go down a grade, but practically no one gets predicted a grade less), but a more inflated prediction would be around AAB. You shouldn't necersarily trust what they predict you as an accurate prediction though.

    To give you an idea I got ABB at AS and ended up being predicted A*AA, but I knew those grades were overinflated and so accepted an offer of BBB. I had however deliberately asked for inflated grades (the ones they really predicted me, behind the scenes, were ABC) to stand out against the competition (my college were very flexible like that). In the end I achieved A*AB and adjusted up to another uni, so they weren't that inflated and I did kinda flunk the one I got a B in so that "inflated" prediction was closer than the "honest" one in the end anyway.

    Mocks are probably a better predictor than anything.
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    (Original post by SCAR H)
    AAA
    That would be awesome if they predicted me that! Thanks for replying!

    (Original post by Ezme39)
    AAB- BBC depending on how generous your teachers are I'd say ABB
    Thanks!
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    (Original post by Smileyface97)
    I will resit depending on what you think I'll be predicted. If the consensus is less than what I want to achieve at A2, then I'll resit the units I did less well in.

    I just want to know, what do you think I'll be predicted?
    You will base a potentially life-changing decision on a consensus of the inexperienced? In which case CCC.
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    Probably ABB

    Although anywhere from AAB-BBC
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    (Original post by Smileyface97)
    I need to make my uni choices soon and I have heard nothing about when the predicted grades are released for my college so I just wondered from you guys' experience, what do you think I'll be predicted?

    Just to give me an idea.

    AS: Maths B (77% UMS), Biology B (74% UMS), Chemistry C (69.7 UMS%) - yes I was literally 1 UMS off a B...

    I am thinking of taking resits so this will tell me whether I need to resit modules to get the grades I want to get.

    Thanks

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    The general rule of thumb is one grade higher than your AS grades so probably AAB but it depends.
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    At what point should a teacher predict an A*? Is a low A good enough? Or are we looking at 90+UMS?

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    (Original post by Azzer11)
    At what point should a teacher predict an A*? Is a low A good enough? Or are we looking at 90+UMS?

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    Up to your teachers entirely.
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    (Original post by Smileyface97)
    I need to make my uni choices soon and I have heard nothing about when the predicted grades are released for my college so I just wondered from you guys' experience, what do you think I'll be predicted?

    Just to give me an idea.

    AS: Maths B (77% UMS), Biology B (74% UMS), Chemistry C (69.7 UMS%) - yes I was literally 1 UMS off a B...

    I am thinking of taking resits so this will tell me whether I need to resit modules to get the grades I want to get.

    Thanks

    Smileyface97 x
    My advice:

    Screw predicted grades. None of that nonsense. Ignore your application this year.

    Concentrate as much as you can on this year and try your very best to get the highest marks. Try to get AAA

    Reapply next year with better grades and a much better reference.
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    (Original post by Ser Alex Toyne)
    My advice:

    Screw predicted grades. None of that nonsense. Ignore your application this year.

    Concentrate as much as you can on this year and try your very best to get the highest marks. Try to get AAA

    Reapply next year with better grades and a much better reference.
    Disagree.

    Nothing to lose by applying this year. Especially if your courses are ABB ish
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    (Original post by L'Evil Fish)
    Disagree.

    Nothing to lose by applying this year. Especially if your courses are ABB ish
    If you do badly at AS, your teachers will most likely give you a bad prediction and they won't want to write you a reference to top end universities. so I'd rather work hard to get the grades, then reapply with a better set of grades. Otherwise even if I get A*AA, I still wouldn't get into those UNis since I couldn't apply to them in the first place.
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    (Original post by Ser Alex Toyne)
    If you do badly at AS, your teachers will most likely give you a bad prediction and they won't want to write you a reference to top end universities. so I'd rather work hard to get the grades, then reapply with a better set of grades. Otherwise even if I get A*AA, I still wouldn't get into those UNis since I couldn't apply to them in the first place.
    They didn't exactly do badly...

    OP hasn't indicated they want to go for the very top.
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    (Original post by ageshallnot)
    You will base a potentially life-changing decision on a consensus of the inexperienced? In which case CCC.
    You have misunderstood. Smileyface seems to be just getting an idea and would probably check with teachers as well. Your comment I would take as being rather harsh. You have virtually called this person "stupid" which is not helpful. The student room is supposed to support and help fellow students, not make them feel bad. If you can't offer good , sensible advice don't comment 'cause your comment here was not nice.
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    (Original post by sweetpeas)
    You have misunderstood. Smileyface seems to be just getting an idea and would probably check with teachers as well. Your comment I would take as being rather harsh. You have virtually called this person "stupid" which is not helpful. The student room is supposed to support and help fellow students, not make them feel bad. If you can't offer good , sensible advice don't comment 'cause your comment here was not nice.
    The OP stated 'I will resit depending on what you think I'll be predicted.' I stand by my opinion - that is a ludicrous way to make such a fundamental decision. I agree that the opinion of her teachers would be far more useful than that of a set of random, uninformed strangers.

    As for 'helping', that does not consist of merely approving - one has to maintain a sense of informed criticism. In the long run, being 'not nice' can be more constructive than being merely pleasant.
 
 
 
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