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    Hey guys,

    So basically, my school has a policy of predicting a higher grade if you achieved 5 UMS below the next grade. I am currently 6 UMS below an A in Biology, yet my school refuses to predict me higher. Instead, my teacher said that she would include in my reference that I am an able student that is more than capable of achieving an A at A2 Biology. So essentially, when I apply to universities, I'm still applying with that B prediction, despite my positive reference.

    My question is, has this happened to anybody else, and if so, has it impacted your university applications in any way? Do universities prefer to see the actual predicted grade or can they be swayed by references? Seriously annoyed, as I'm only 1 UMS off the cut-off point for a higher prediction.

    Thanks
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    that reference says that you can achieve an A grade so it therefore your predicted grade.
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    Hey,

    That's true, but I won't physically be able to type in 'Predicted Grade : A' in my UCAS form.
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    You can't actually write the predicted grades in yourself. I thought it was all done as part of the reference? :P
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    (Original post by m_s0610)
    Hey,

    That's true, but I won't physically be able to type in 'Predicted Grade : A' in my UCAS form.
    Predicted grades are said in the reference. There is no option of 'predicted grade' on ucas
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    (Original post by tcameron)
    Predicted grades are said in the reference. There is no option of 'predicted grade' on ucas
    I was with a teacher at my sixth form when they filled in the reference. The actual reference, where they say how you're suited for uni etc. is pasted in a text box, then there is a completely separate section where UCAS requires a predicted grade for every qualification that the applicant entered as 'pending'. So the 'B' predicted grade will unfortunately be sent to universities, though I have no idea whether unis will prioritise what's said in the reference, or the provided predictions.
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    (Original post by doctorwhofan98)
    I was with a teacher at my sixth form when they filled in the reference. The actual reference, where they say how you're suited for uni etc. is pasted in a text box, then there is a completely separate section where UCAS requires a predicted grade for every qualification that the applicant entered as 'pending'. So the 'B' predicted grade will unfortunately be sent to universities, though I have no idea whether unis will prioritise what's said in the reference, or the provided predictions.
    Hm, I was always told the predicted grades were physically typed by the referee.
    Surely if they said you're capable of achieving your A that should be the predicted grades?
    It's quite unfair as I know some people who begged to get a predicted grade from a C to an A in my sixth form...
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    Thanks for your help guys.

    Yeah, what drwhofan98 said was essentially what I was asking, do universities prioritize the predicted grades or the reference? I wish I could be predicted an A. It's only 1 UMS off the cut off point. Oh well.

    Thanks anyways
 
 
 
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