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    I don't even know how it works for predicted grades for 2017 entry for uni...because none of AS grades count towards the A level, we get a qualification, but it doesn't count towards anything so technically, if I got a U in English( not that I ever would) it wouldn't make it impossible to get an A in the A level exam as it wouldn't count; anyway, for my AS this year, I feel as if I didn't get all B's (which was my aim) , I literally just felt so **** after every exam when everyone was saying how well they thought they did:/ . As a result, I think I may have got BCC, in Geography, History and English Lit respectively. I understand that this is literally just assuming, and I could get higher or lower, however if I DID get these grades, could the grades that I got C in be predicted a B for A2. i am absolutely not a student who messes around; I go to a college ( where lots of students just don't turn up because it's easy to do so), I go to all of my lessons, give in all my homework on time ( maybe twice in the whole year I've given a homework in late due to a large amount of workload at one point) but even then it's literally just been the lesson after it was due; my homework is always up to a good standard, not that it's always an A grade because it isn't but there's evidence that I put A LOT of work in even if it only comes to a C. The thing is all the Unis I like the look of all require at least two B's the lowest one being BBC. The ones I REALLY want to go to require ABB or (BBB) so in order for me to even stand a chance at these Unis I do need to be predicted at least two B's. Given that these AS grades don't count towards anything; is it possible that my teachers can predict me a B, for next year, given that I'm hard working and always ask for advice etc? And if they don't and they do only decide to predict me the grade I get for AS, is it pointless to apply to any of the Unis I want to go to? Can Unis sometimes offer places if a person is one grade below the conditional offer, e.g if they're doing the EPQ???i really want to do history of art, which doesn't seem like a massively competitive subject but still so many people will get straight A's
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    Predicted grades are between you and your teachers, thus you should be able to ask your teachers to increase them (I know that this is certainly the case at my school) and if they think it is realistic they most likely will. Your college ideally should be aspiring towards predicting high grades for each students in order to help them have a chance of getting into the university of there choice (I know that this is case for many colleges in my area). Then it will be up to you to work hard and get those grades - so I wouldn't fret over it too much, especially as results day is ages away and you may have aced every test!
    In regards to the EPQ I know that some universities such as Southampton take it into consideration and if you get an A/A* they will lower there offer by one for example from AAA to AAB.
    Other universities have in the past given offers to students who are one below the conditional offer, yet this is rare and you will have to have an excellent PS and GCSEs for this to be considered.
    Good Luck for result day
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    (Original post by Zara0526)
    Predicted grades are between you and your teachers, thus you should be able to ask your teachers to increase them (I know that this is certainly the case at my school) and if they think it is realistic they most likely will. Your college ideally should be aspiring towards predicting high grades for each students in order to help them have a chance of getting into the university of there choice (I know that this is case for many colleges in my area). Then it will be up to you to work hard and get those grades - so I wouldn't fret over it too much, especially as results day is ages away and you may have aced every test!
    In regards to the EPQ I know that some universities such as Southampton take it into consideration and if you get an A/A* they will lower there offer by one for example from AAA to AAB.
    Other universities have in the past given offers to students who are one below the conditional offer, yet this is rare and you will have to have an excellent PS and GCSEs for this to be considered.
    Good Luck for result day
    Hi, sorry I also have a question on this new system- a lot of schools, like yours, are predicting their students grades with internal examinations, but my school (even though we are also doing new spec) is taking external examinations? So do you think i'm getting my grades predicted by my teachers or by the exam I take? Gosh this system is completely ridiculous and confusing! D:
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    (Original post by Zara0526)
    Predicted grades are between you and your teachers, thus you should be able to ask your teachers to increase them (I know that this is certainly the case at my school) and if they think it is realistic they most likely will. Your college ideally should be aspiring towards predicting high grades for each students in order to help them have a chance of getting into the university of there choice (I know that this is case for many colleges in my area). Then it will be up to you to work hard and get those grades - so I wouldn't fret over it too much, especially as results day is ages away and you may have aced every test!
    In regards to the EPQ I know that some universities such as Southampton take it into consideration and if you get an A/A* they will lower there offer by one for example from AAA to AAB.
    Other universities have in the past given offers to students who are one below the conditional offer, yet this is rare and you will have to have an excellent PS and GCSEs for this to be considered.
    Good Luck for result day
    Thank you so much! This has given me a lot more confidence x
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    Thank you so much! This has given me a lot more confidence x
    I'm glad I could help - I spent many sessions with my teachers whilst they explained it all to me
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    (Original post by IRoranth)
    Hi, sorry I also have a question on this new system- a lot of schools, like yours, are predicting their students grades with internal examinations, but my school (even though we are also doing new spec) is taking external examinations? So do you think i'm getting my grades predicted by my teachers or by the exam I take? Gosh this system is completely ridiculous and confusing! D:
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    (Original post by IRoranth)
    Hi, sorry I also have a question on this new system- a lot of schools, like yours, are predicting their students grades with internal examinations, but my school (even though we are also doing new spec) is taking external examinations? So do you think i'm getting my grades predicted by my teachers or by the exam I take? Gosh this system is completely ridiculous and confusing! D:
    At my school students are taking both internal and external examinations, with a large majority choosing to take all 4 external examinations. Thus. all students will have there predicted grades base on there work throughout the year and the exams that they take as well as what the teachers think that they can achieve. Then we have a final meeting in which we can decide to increase our grades if we believe that we can achieve these grades and it will help us get an offer from the university of our choice.
    So, I am sure that they won't just base it on your external exam grades.
    I agree it is very confusing, do make sure that if you need to you persuade your teachers to predict you the grades you need - after all they are there to get you into the university that you want to go to.
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    (Original post by Zara0526)
    At my school students are taking both internal and external examinations, with a large majority choosing to take all 4 external examinations. Thus. all students will have there predicted grades base on there work throughout the year and the exams that they take as well as what the teachers think that they can achieve. Then we have a final meeting in which we can decide to increase our grades if we believe that we can achieve these grades and it will help us get an offer from the university of our choice.
    So, I am sure that they won't just base it on your external exam grades.
    I agree it is very confusing, do make sure that if you need to you persuade your teachers to predict you the grades you need - after all they are there to get you into the university that you want to go to.
    Thank you soooo much, it sounds clearer now, lol- and yeah I think my school might be doing this, because a lot of rumours were going round saying they'll bump up our grades or something- e.g. if we get a high B, they'll predict us an A.

    Thanks again!
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    I got BBC, and got predicted ABC.
    They would have predicted AAB for me if I hadn't been lazy as **** at the beginning of the year, just make sure you do work at the beginning to prove you can achieve higher grades and so that they don't chat ****.
 
 
 
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