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    Are they based on your GCSE results? Do the government set them? Or do your teachers set them based on what they see you being capable/incapable of through regular assessments?
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    (Original post by ALoneRanger)
    Are they based on your GCSE results? Do the government set them? Or do your teachers set them based on what they see you being capable/incapable of through regular assessments?
    AS predicted grades (so when you first go to college the predicted grades you are given) are usually based on a GCSE point system to standardise them. This is often done by the college themselves, but often once you have started the course and the teachers get a feel for your capabilities they will set your predicted grades based on your achievement.

    If you sit mock exams or AS exams then teachers will often base your predicted grades off these. Most of the time teachers will predict the grade you achieved or the grade above the grade you achieved in these mocks or exams based on your overall performance as well as their feelings of your capabilities.
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    I think when we were told each grade you got at GCSE equaled a certain number and the average of all those GCSE grades told you what you would be predicted, My school used a system called ALPS to make target grades. Whilst the teachers that taught us chose our predicted grades, and this would sometimes differ to your target ones, determining on what you probably got at AS as well as the way you perform in mocks etc.
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    The CIA and MI6. It is joint project between them and has been since 1996. They monitor your progression onto higher education and use software to predict your future grades, based on past performance.*
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    As long as they don't take SATs into account like they did for GCSE predictions, I'll be happy.
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    (Original post by Natalierm2707)
    AS predicted grades (so when you first go to college the predicted grades you are given) are usually based on a GCSE point system to standardise them. This is often done by the college themselves, but often once you have started the course and the teachers get a feel for your capabilities they will set your predicted grades based on your achievement.

    If you sit mock exams or AS exams then teachers will often base your predicted grades off these. Most of the time teachers will predict the grade you achieved or the grade above the grade you achieved in these mocks or exams based on your overall performance as well as their feelings of your capabilities.
    Thank you!
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    (Original post by surina16)
    As long as they don't take SATs into account like they did for GCSE predictions, I'll be happy.
    Haha, that's why I asked! I was in set one for my core subjects and had the lowest predicted grades for a set one student (predicted C grades in all the subjects) which the teachers all said was an absolute joke. Thankfully it looks like they start off choosing your predicted grades based on GCSE results and then through assessments [potentially] alter your grade (thankfully!).
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    AS-based on your GCSEs at first. Then based on your mock later on in the year. However, most of the time the AS prediction is based mostly on how you work throughout the year.

    A2-based on your AS exam results. Just like AS, they can go up or down depending on how you work throughout the year.

    That would also apply for the 2 year A level. Your predictions would at first be based on your GCSE grades, but then throughout the 2 years they will change based on your work.
 
 
 
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