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    Do all individual subject teachers come together and give a grade or does one teacher predict all the grades. Coz ive heard that its just one reference therefore just one teacher predicts all the subject grades or? I'm really confused!
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    (Original post by Rohit_Rocks10)
    Do all individual subject teachers come together and give a grade or does one teacher predict all the grades. Coz ive heard that its just one reference therefore just one teacher predicts all the subject grades or? I'm really confused!
    It's likely that your subject teachers give your referee the grades to put on your reference.
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    (Original post by claireestelle)
    It's likely that your subject teachers give your referee the grades to put on your reference.
    But what if i choose a referee who considers me his favorite student and ask him to predict me the other teacher's grade without asking them?
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    (Original post by Rohit_Rocks10)
    But what if i choose a referee who considers me his favorite student and ask him to predict me the other teacher's grade without asking them?
    they would likely refuse that request as it would be a bit unprofessional
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    (Original post by Rohit_Rocks10)
    Do all individual subject teachers come together and give a grade or does one teacher predict all the grades. Coz ive heard that its just one reference therefore just one teacher predicts all the subject grades or? I'm really confused!
    Well it will depend on what school you go to of course. I am going to take a shot in the dark and assume you are talking about predicted grades for university applications. Your subject teacher for each subject will know you better than anyone else for that subject of course so they should arrive at a decision on your predicted grade based on your performance on all the previous tests and exams you have done and how capable they think you are on getting a certain grade. At my school I got predicted based on what the subject tutors think I can achieve at the end of the A2 year but they also had meetings with other teachers so they can make a formal decision. My form tutor then writes the reference with each subject teacher sending in their own paragraph and predicted grades.
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    There are procedures for aggregating grades etc for predictions, they don't just make them up off the top of their head, haha.
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    (Original post by claireestelle)
    It's likely that your subject teachers give your referee the grades to put on your reference.
    Is it possible to PM you?
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    Is it possible to PM you?
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    (Original post by gjd800)
    There are procedures for aggregating grades etc for predictions, they don't just make them up off the top of their head, haha.
    But if my chemistry teacher predicts me an A* for maths, how will the universities know? Or do they ask for some signatures or proof?
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    They will get in contact with the school and ask. It's not something you can blag, I am afraid.
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    (Original post by gjd800)
    They will get in contact with the school and ask. It's not something you can blag, I am afraid.
    Ughhh. Thanks
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    I'm not sure about your school but here we have three grade types,

    working grade, target grade and aspirational grade,

    working grade being what you're working at, target grade being what you're most likely to achieve as a result of your working grade at the time or what you're working towards, and aspirational grade being what you yourself want to achieve in the final exam. Our individual teachers have learner conversations with us to decide on these grades.

    I think your predicted grades are your target grades, but that sometimes changes every month when report cards come out. If you're working at a B and you want an A, your target grade will be an A most likely. But if you're working at a C or lower and want an A, our teachers will decide for us, with it usually being low.

    sorry if this isn't much help, that's how it works in my school. We just have convo's with our teachers but depending on how well we do in the subject our target grades can always change, and we try to keep them high if we're wanting to get into uni
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    (Original post by Consectatrix)
    I'm not sure about your school but here we have three grade types,

    working grade, target grade and aspirational grade,

    working grade being what you're working at, target grade being what you're most likely to achieve as a result of your working grade at the time or what you're working towards, and aspirational grade being what you yourself want to achieve in the final exam. Our individual teachers have learner conversations with us to decide on these grades.

    I think your predicted grades are your target grades, but that sometimes changes every month when report cards come out. If you're working at a B and you want an A, your target grade will be an A most likely. But if you're working at a C or lower and want an A, our teachers will decide for us, with it usually being low.

    sorry if this isn't much help, that's how it works in my school. We just have convo's with our teachers but depending on how well we do in the subject our target grades can always change, and we try to keep them high if we're wanting to get into uni
    Thanks! But in my last three term exams. For e.g. In maths, i had C's for all the three terms, and me being the highest all three terms. Which just shows the question papers were just too hard. Anyway Can my teacher predict me an A for maths. Will she input these term exams into UCAS. And how can i prove to her that i'm capable of getting an A? Thanks
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    (Original post by gjd800)
    There are procedures for aggregating grades etc for predictions, they don't just make them up off the top of their head, haha.
    Speak for yourself. It works for me.

    OP: each subject will predict a grade. These will be entered onto your UCAS form. Predictions will NOT be made by people who don't teach you that subject. How could they know how well you're doing?
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    Speak for yourself. It works for me.

    OP: each subject will predict a grade. These will be entered onto your UCAS form. Predictions will NOT be made by people who don't teach you that subject. How could they know how well you're doing?
    ..What? We'd never get away with that.
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    (Original post by Pigster)
    Speak for yourself. It works for me.

    OP: each subject will predict a grade. These will be entered onto your UCAS form. Predictions will NOT be made by people who don't teach you that subject. How could they know how well you're doing?
    Yeahh but they can be right? I mean can't one subject teacher predict all subject grades?
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    (Original post by Rohit_Rocks10)
    I mean can't one subject teacher predict all subject grades?
    No. Just no.

    Why should I know how any of my students are doing in biology? In order to find that out, I'd have to ask their biology teacher.

    Ditto UCAS reference.
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    If your maths teacher predicted you a grade which you believe would prevent you from applying to a course you want , you could speak to your personal tutor and tell them that you really need a certain grade. They could then put the predicted grade you need in the reference for the purpose of giving you chance. Your predicted grade would remain as it is, but just for the reference there’s a possibility they could put something else down.

    Basically your individual subject teachers choose your predicted grade based off on AS or mocks. This gets passed to the referee, usually your personal tutor. They put down your predicted grades on the reference for your application
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    (Original post by Rohit_Rocks10)
    Thanks! But in my last three term exams. For e.g. In maths, i had C's for all the three terms, and me being the highest all three terms. Which just shows the question papers were just too hard. Anyway Can my teacher predict me an A for maths. Will she input these term exams into UCAS. And how can i prove to her that i'm capable of getting an A? Thanks
    I'm honestly really not sure, you can prove to her that you are capable of getting an A by putting a lot of effort in as well as showing commitment to your studies, showing up to 'supported study' (we call it that here, it's basically where you can stay in after school to get extra support for your subjects, I don't know if you do it at your school, we also have lunchtime classes and we can go into our teachers classes if we have free periods when they have non-contact times available) do well in your homework and tests, and actively ask questions if you are unsure about something, it shows that you are dedicated. If you can talk to your teacher about it I'm sure they'll understand what you're asking, they can point you in the right direction. Students will have most likely asked them it in the past, and if you're unsure about it talk to another at the school i.e a careers advisor

    However I don't think your teacher can predict you getting an A for maths if you got C's in your last three terms. Were these your mocks/prelims/midterms? Again I'm not sure how it works at your school, here we have our prelims/midterms, which are the main determining factors into what your predicted grade will be, and we sit them just after Christmas, with our finals being in May. If you got a C in them then your teacher will most likely put your predicted grade at a C or maybe a B for the final exam. Your teachers will most likely be ambitious about your predicted grade as they will be wanting you to get the best offer. Again, talk to her about it if you are unsure.

    Linking into UCAS, your teachers will put your predicted grades on UCAS, I think the only grades that are put on UCAS are the ones you put into the application. On UCAS you can put your grades on it and when you sat the exam, but you can also put in 'pending' for when you will sit the exam. Most UCAS application deadlines are in January (or atleast for what I'm aspiring to for uni, for other things like medicine it's a lot earlier like November) which is why our predicted grades are basically set in stone by that point as we sit the mocks just before that. So my advice would be to try and get your predicted up to an A before that point (or before the deadline you have) by putting in the effort and communicating with your teacher that you want an A and want it as a predicted grade.

    Again sorry if this isn't much help and if I misunderstood anything, just try to talk to your teachers about it, especially a higher up that specialises in career choices (which is our careers advisor)

    If it's any consolation, I was predicted a C at maths because I failed the mocks and came out with an A for my national 5s, and for my highers I was predicted to get a low C as that was what I got in the mocks and came out with a high B! (which was what I needed) My teacher even told me I was like 6% off the A cut off. Predicted grades do matter but what truly counts is the final exam grade you get. Try your best in the finals, make sure you study well in advance
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    (Original post by Consectatrix)
    I'm honestly really not sure, you can prove to her that you are capable of getting an A by putting a lot of effort in as well as showing commitment to your studies, showing up to 'supported study' (we call it that here, it's basically where you can stay in after school to get extra support for your subjects, I don't know if you do it at your school, we also have lunchtime classes and we can go into our teachers classes if we have free periods when they have non-contact times available) do well in your homework and tests, and actively ask questions if you are unsure about something, it shows that you are dedicated. If you can talk to your teacher about it I'm sure they'll understand what you're asking, they can point you in the right direction. Students will have most likely asked them it in the past, and if you're unsure about it talk to another at the school i.e a careers advisor

    However I don't think your teacher can predict you getting an A for maths if you got C's in your last three terms. Were these your mocks/prelims/midterms? Again I'm not sure how it works at your school, here we have our prelims/midterms, which are the main determining factors into what your predicted grade will be, and we sit them just after Christmas, with our finals being in May. If you got a C in them then your teacher will most likely put your predicted grade at a C or maybe a B for the final exam. Your teachers will most likely be ambitious about your predicted grade as they will be wanting you to get the best offer. Again, talk to her about it if you are unsure.

    Linking into UCAS, your teachers will put your predicted grades on UCAS, I think the only grades that are put on UCAS are the ones you put into the application. On UCAS you can put your grades on it and when you sat the exam, but you can also put in 'pending' for when you will sit the exam. Most UCAS application deadlines are in January (or atleast for what I'm aspiring to for uni, for other things like medicine it's a lot earlier like November) which is why our predicted grades are basically set in stone by that point as we sit the mocks just before that. So my advice would be to try and get your predicted up to an A before that point (or before the deadline you have) by putting in the effort and communicating with your teacher that you want an A and want it as a predicted grade.

    Again sorry if this isn't much help and if I misunderstood anything, just try to talk to your teachers about it, especially a higher up that specialises in career choices (which is our careers advisor)

    If it's any consolation, I was predicted a C at maths because I failed the mocks and came out with an A for my national 5s, and for my highers I was predicted to get a low C as that was what I got in the mocks and came out with a high B! (which was what I needed) My teacher even told me I was like 6% off the A cut off. Predicted grades do matter but what truly counts is the final exam grade you get. Try your best in the finals, make sure you study well in advance
    Thanks a tonnnn mate!!! That was extremely helpful and motivating too! And i appreciate all the effort you put in to write this for me
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