Hey there! Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    14
    ReputationRep:
    I got my GCSE results back today, and I'm kinda concerned as to what I will get for my A Levels considering I'm doing some challenging subjects and the new Linear A Level reforms (because coursework saved my butt a good few times in GCSEs lol).

    English Lit = A
    English Lang = B (may get remark, not sure yet)
    Maths = A
    Bio = A
    Chem = A
    Physics = A
    ICT = A
    RE = A
    French = A*
    Geography = A
    Media Studies = A*

    I'm taking A Levels in Biology, Geography and Psychology (my school didn't offer Psychology at GCSE).

    What grades will I be looking at in the next two years if I work really hard? Do teachers make predictions off of GCSE grades?

    Thanks in advance!
    Offline

    3
    ReputationRep:
    Well I got 3A* and 8As and just came out with 3A*'s at A-level, so I think it's whatever you make it, if you put in the work at A-level and do the right kind of revision etc, you'll be fine. As for predictions, at the start of year 12 I think they may have made our inital target grades off GCSE, but my school did quite a lot of tests, so pretty much everyones changed
    Offline

    3
    ReputationRep:
    You are asking an impossible question unfortunately. What does 'work really hard' mean? You can work hard but learn the wrong thing for example.. As one of my old hockey coaches used to say to us "Practice doesn't make perfect, perfect practice makes perfect".

    If you get As/A*s at GCSE, there's nothing preventing you from getting As/A*s at A-Level.*
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by romansholiday)
    I got my GCSE results back today, and I'm kinda concerned as to what I will get for my A Levels considering I'm doing some challenging subjects and the new Linear A Level reforms (because coursework saved my butt a good few times in GCSEs lol).

    English Lit = A
    English Lang = B (may get remark, not sure yet)
    Maths = A
    Bio = A
    Chem = A
    Physics = A
    ICT = A
    RE = A
    French = A*
    Geography = A
    Media Studies = A*

    I'm taking A Levels in Biology, Geography and Psychology (my school didn't offer Psychology at GCSE).

    What grades will I be looking at in the next two years if I work really hard? Do teachers make predictions off of GCSE grades?

    Thanks in advance!
    No one can answer that question I'm afraid, I only got 6 Cs an above at GCSE but I was among the best in my 6th form for A-level grades, and I didn't do mickey mouse subjects. I know people who got mostly As at GCSE who have had to re-take year 12
    Offline

    6
    ReputationRep:
    This is a very subjective question, I only got a C in GCSE biology but I managed to maintain a C in AS biology too. Many other people in my bio class who had an A at GCSE ended up getting an E, so yeah, it all depends on whether you have a good memory, there is a huge increase in content from GCSE to A level biology. I took Psychology at GCSE and carried on with it at A level, only got a B at GCSE but I was getting A's all year at AS, unfortunately I messed up my exam so I ended up with a B at AS. However with your amazing GCSEs, if you put in all the hard work there's no reason why you can't get AAAA or even A*s at A2
 
 
 
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • Poll
    What's your favourite Christmas sweets?
    Help with your A-levels

    All the essentials

    The adventure begins mug

    Student life: what to expect

    What it's really like going to uni

    Rosette

    Essay expert

    Learn to write like a pro with our ultimate essay guide.

    Uni match

    Uni match

    Our tool will help you find the perfect course for you

    Study planner

    Create a study plan

    Get your head around what you need to do and when with the study planner tool.

    Study planner

    Resources by subject

    Everything from mind maps to class notes.

    Hands typing

    Degrees without fees

    Discover more about degree-level apprenticeships.

    A student doing homework

    Study tips from A* students

    Students who got top grades in their A-levels share their secrets

    Study help links and info

    Can you help? Study help unanswered threadsRules and posting guidelines

    Sponsored content:

    HEAR

    HEAR

    Find out how a Higher Education Achievement Report can help you prove your achievements.

    Groups associated with this forum:

    View associated groups
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

    Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

    Quick reply
    Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.