So I've been a high achiever in all of my subjects since the start of Y12. However, during my end of year exams I slipped up on my final exam for Physics and got a C, despite consistently receiving 90%+ throughout the year through both homework and assessments. I was able to resit this exam and was able to achieve 91%. However, due to my slip up in my original examination, I have subsequently been predicted a B... It is to disheartening to have to put this prediction down on a UCAS application due to one slip up which I later rectified. Don't get me wrong, I don't exactly care because I know I'm going to achieve an A minimum in my A-level, but it still is quite frustrating to receive such a poor prediction. Is this fair, or am I delusional?
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Last edited by Clutch A; 16-10-2017 at 14:28.
- 12-10-2017 15:33
(Original post by JME1993)
- 12-10-2017 15:45
You got a C, so think yourself lucky that you've even been predicted a B. Also, to describe this as 'such a poor prediction' is funny.
It's alright getting 90% in homework, but it's doing it in the exam that counts.
You may well surpass the predicted grade, but you're not entitled to a higher prediction. On that basis, I'd say you're delusional.
- 12-10-2017 15:50
- 12-10-2017 16:06
I'd say it's not delusional, but it does make sense. If you messed up your first exam perhaps it comes across to the teachers that you struggle with exams unless you're comfortable with them, which explains why you did better in your retake than the original. However, if you are consistently good and work hard and grasp the concepts well then there should be no problem with predicting you an A. Besides, 90% indicates you're very good. If you gain 90% on a normal day then you should be able to get a mark that reflects this on the day.