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    Is it just me or are these totally pointless at this point in the year? Before I broke up for summer, my school gave me mine, but said they may have to be changed in light of the AS results, so what exactly is the point :confused:
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    (Original post by deianra)
    Plus I've already got my 6 universities settled. Know exactly where I'm applying - yay me
    If only we could all be so organised :rolleyes:
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    (Original post by Aimée123)
    Is it just me or are these totally pointless at this point in the year? Before I broke up for summer, my school gave me mine, but said they may have to be changed in light of the AS results, so what exactly is the point :confused:
    All predicted grades are pointless IMO, because they aren't the real thing and can be suspect to lieing, being over ambitious and very dodgy opinions.

    But I agree, they should at least wait till your AS Results come out.
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    (Original post by Ellie4)
    If only we could all be so organised :rolleyes:
    there's a kid in my school who thinks he can apply to Cambridge for Maths with only an AS Level in Statistics.
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    (Original post by Invisible)
    there's a kid in my school who thinks he can apply to Cambridge for Maths with only an AS Level in Statistics.
    Atleast he is confident in his abilities
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    (Original post by deianra)
    Well I don't care if they're predicting me a C in Further Maths. I'm still applying to Oxford, dammit.

    Actually I do. Will have to bribe them with vintage red wine or summat. *ponders*
    As if you'd get predicted a C in anything. You could take 10 A2s and end up with 10 A's. Sigh, to be as clever! You know something though, we're both crazy for doing more work over the summer, as if we didn't have enough to do!
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    (Original post by deianra)
    Well I don't care if they're predicting me a C in Further Maths. I'm still applying to Oxford, dammit.

    Actually I do. Will have to bribe them with vintage red <A TITLE="Click for more information about wine" STYLE="text-decoration: none; border-bottom: medium solid green;" HREF="http://search.targetwords.com/u.search?x=5977|1||||wine|AA1VDw ">wine</A> or summat. *ponders*
    Why can't they just give you a predicted Further Maths grade based on your AS Results in Maths?
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    (Original post by Louise_1988)
    Atleast he is confident in his abilities
    It's not that, he isn't arrogant or cocky about his abilities or anything, he just has no idea that he needs Double Maths.
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    (Original post by Ellie4)
    As if you'd get predicted a C in anything. You could take 10 A2s and end up with 10 A's. Sigh, to be as clever! You know something though, we're both crazy for doing more work over the summer, as if we didn't have enough to do!
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    Weirdoes.
    The strange things economics can do to a girl!
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    (Original post by Ellie4)
    As if you'd get predicted a C in anything. You could take 10 A2s and end up with 10 A's. Sigh, to be as clever! You know something though, we're both crazy for doing more work over the summer, as if we didn't have enough to do!
    It's a good decision to do work over the summer, coming back after 7 weeks and getting into the routine (for A2's as well) can take a while in itself. It also relieves the pressure for the A2 year, if you've done some work over the summer.
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    (Original post by Invisible)
    All predicted grades are pointless IMO, because they aren't the real thing and can be suspect to lieing, being over ambitious and very dodgy opinions.
    But of course admissions tutors are aware of that and blacklist any school that gives overambitious or inaccurate references/predictions

    Any teacher that lies in a reference isn't just risking that persons place at uni but every student applying to uni for the next 5 yrs or so.
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    (Original post by Invisible)
    Why can't they just give you a predicted Further Maths grade based on your AS Results in Maths?
    Further Maths is a whole lot different to A/S Maths. Sounds like the school is either being lazy by predicting a mediocre grade or playing it safe since she has to do A2 maths and AS/A2 Further Maths all in one year.

    I did Further Maths in one year, and with a little dedication it's entirely possible to get an A, the catch up on A2 maths shouldn't be a problem if you're talented enough to do Further Maths though.
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    (Original post by Pencil Queen)
    But of course admissions tutors are aware of that and blacklist any school that gives overambitious or inaccurate references/predictions
    My school gives really harsh predictions, apparantly last year a 270/300 at AS didn't warrant an A at A2. Oh well, what can you do! :rolleyes:
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    (Original post by Pencil Queen)
    But of course admissions tutors are aware of that and blacklist any school that gives overambitious or inaccurate references/predictions

    Any teacher that lies in a reference isn't just risking that persons place at uni but every student applying to uni for the next 5 yrs or so.
    Exactly, so it's neither good for the uni or the school. Just stating GCSE and AS Grades would be better, none of this "IMO if he magicly improves and works 10 times harder he might..."

    And even then, as you said, if someone gets a predicted grade they deserve but the school are liars, it doesn't do any favours for the student as well.
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    (Original post by Llamas)
    Further Maths is a whole lot different to A/S Maths. Sounds like the school is either being lazy by predicting a mediocre grade or playing it safe since she has to do A2 maths and AS/A2 Further Maths all in one year.

    I did Further Maths in one year, and with a little dedication it's entirely possible to get an A, the catch up on A2 maths shouldn't be a problem if you're talented enough to do Further Maths though.
    Yes I know, but I'm saying, what else could they go on for predicting her Further Maths result?
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    (Original post by Ellie4)
    My school gives really harsh predictions, apparantly last year a 270/300 at AS didn't warrant an A at A2. Oh well, what can you do! :rolleyes:
    Hehe, and to think that I have a gentleman's agreement that should I get a B in *guess which subject* - I'll be given an A prediction. Still not enough to persuade me to do it, ahead of English Lit.
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    (Original post by Invisible)
    Exactly, so it's neither good for the uni or the school. Just stating GCSE and AS Grades would be better, none of this "IMO if he magicly improves and works 10 times harder he might..."

    And even then, as you said, if someone gets a predicted grade they deserve but the school are liars, it doesn't do any favours for the student as well.
    The point is because of the ramifications lying involves schools simply don't do it. Retaining their credibility and impartiality are much more important than gaining a single student an offer from their "dream" uni that they may not meet. This need for impartiality is one of the main reasons that UCAS references are exempt from the data protection act disclosure legislation until AFTER they've been submitted to UCAS (ie to prevent students/parents putting pressure on teachers to improve their predictions/reference).

    Curriculum 2000 has made grade prediction far more accurate than it was in the pre 2000 system.
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    (Original post by deianra)
    They haven't given prediction yet. Predicted A for A-level Maths, they'll give A2 prediction on mock A2 Maths tests sat in September and AS Maths results. Fair enough, I say.

    Doesn't everyone do Further Maths in one year though?
    Nope, at the school I went to you did Maths and Further Maths alongside each other. Things like matrix algebra that don't really need the regular maths content.

    What I meant was that I did it in one year (I've just done it during my gap year, for fun (oh my, that sounds sad doesn't it?)) after I've finished my A-Levels. I went along for some classes for the P4-6 content but just taught the applied modules to myself since they don't really contain anything too difficult.
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    (Original post by Ellie4)
    My school gives really harsh predictions, apparantly last year a 270/300 at AS didn't warrant an A at A2. Oh well, what can you do! :rolleyes:
    240/300 at AS deserves an A Grade prediction, because it is an A grade...

    In my school, whatever grade you get at AS Level, they put your predicted grade for the overall A-Level as 1 grade higher.

    So, if you scrape a B, you get an A Grade prediction. Because, it's a prediction based on your "maximum capability level".
 
 
 
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