How do they work?
Is it just +1 from the AS?
So AABC---->>> A*A*A?
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- Thread Starter
- 21-06-2016 17:28
- 21-06-2016 17:33
There is no set rule that they have to or will predict 1 grade above your AS performance. If you just reach an A by the skin of your teeth and rarely excel in class or homework then an A* is an unlikely prediction.
Posted from TSR MobileLast edited by gdunne42; 21-06-2016 at 23:16.
- Thread Starter
(Original post by gdunne42)
- 21-06-2016 17:35
They are guesses by your teachers about what they think you will achieve based on everything they know about you.
There is no set rule that they they have to or will predict 1 grade above your AS performance. If you just reach an A by the skin of your teeth and rarely excel in class or homework then an A* is an unlikely prediction.
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- 21-06-2016 17:59
With the new spec, you can't resit, but I'd expect things to be similar. If a teacher's convinced that you'll achieve a better grade in year 13, and you got more than mid-way through a grade at AS, then they may well predict one higher grade. But it won't be automatic. Furthermore, you're unlikely to be predicted an A* unless you got at least 90% at AS - because it's extremely difficult to get 90% at A2, so if you can't manage it at AS, you probably won't at A2.
My AS grades for the subjects I continued at A2 were AAB, and my predictions were ultimately A*AA, with the A* being predicted only because I got 94% in that subject at AS. Occasionally schools can be relatively lenient - a friend got (low) Cs at AS and was predicted Bs - but university admissions tutors will notice, so don't think that getting AABC at AS and A*A*A predictions will necessarily convince the very top universities, because unless it's justified in the reference, they won't believe it.
Last edited by gdunne42; 21-06-2016 at 23:15.
- 21-06-2016 18:27