How to cause your predicted grade to become higher.

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KatheO11
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I just got my half term report (I’m in Year 12) and my predictions were ACC. I hate them. I have mocks starting next month. I hate them, because I plan to study abroad, and apply to a competitive university. I have started revising, but I have two questions.
1. Can my mocks increase my predicted grades?
2. How can increase my predicted grades to A*A*A?
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You could work hard and do all your homework to the best of your ability etc.
However it is a bit unrealistic to think that a prediction of a grade C is going to turn into A* in a matter of a month.
But don't sweat your'e only in year 12 so have plenty of time to work on it before next year when you send an application.
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Are you sure the predictions on your report are the same as your ucas predicted grades? Because for me my in-school predicted grades are AAAB compared to my ucas predicted grades of A* A*AA, so depending on your AS results they might already be higher. Also for a lot of foreign universities a level grades are not really that important so predictions of ACC might not be the worst.

But in answer to your questions:
1. Yes, your mock grades are likely to become your predicted grades, and even if not doing well will give you a lot more leverage in asking teachers for prediction increases.
2. It may be difficult but just try and persuade your teachers, focusing on your academic achievements and goals - and possibly getting a parent involved if you feel that could help

Edit: I just realised that you're in year 12. Honestly don't worry about it, just try and get A*s in mocks and homework and your predictions will increase
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The grades that you have received will not be the predicted grades that will go on your UCAS application.
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(Original post by OwlOfFire)
You could work hard and do all your homework to the best of your ability etc.
However it is a bit unrealistic to think that a prediction of a grade C is going to turn into A* in a matter of a month.
But don't sweat your'e only in year 12 so have plenty of time to work on it before next year when you send an application.
You’re*
Thank you.
With the homework thing, my school has a system where homework is excellent-poor (1-4) For every subject, I got 1.
Though, I understand the realism in the C-A* thing. Everything does take steps. I’m just worried that my school, would use that as my predicted because everything is linear now.
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The grades that you have received will not be the predicted grades that will go on your UCAS application.
Thanks.
So, to follow up, are the ones that go on my UCAS, my mock grades?
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(Original post by J...H)
Are you sure the predictions on your report are the same as your ucas predicted grades? Because for me my in-school predicted grades are AAAB compared to my ucas predicted grades of A* A*AA, so depending on your AS results they might already be higher. Also for a lot of foreign universities a level grades are not really that important so predictions of ACC might not be the worst.

But in answer to your questions:
1. Yes, your mock grades are likely to become your predicted grades, and even if not doing well will give you a lot more leverage in asking teachers for prediction increases.
2. It may be difficult but just try and persuade your teachers, focusing on your academic achievements and goals - and possibly getting a parent involved if you feel that could help

Edit: I just realised that you're in year 12. Honestly don't worry about it, just try and get A*s in mocks and homework and your predictions will increase
Thank you.
Though, what determines my UCAS predicted grades? My mocks?
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Thanks.
So, to follow up, are the ones that go on my UCAS, my mock grades?
You will have either received target grades based on your GCSE results or grades giving you a rough indication of your progress. They are essentially meaningless in the long run.

Your mock grades will be given closer to the end of year 12. Mock grades are used to help determine these.
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Thanks.
So, to follow up, are the ones that go on my UCAS, my mock grades?
Your mock grades do not go onto your UCAS. If you do AS level then they go on your application.
Mock grades, AS grades and grades on homework tasks all go into your UCAS prediction.
Your UCAS prediction is not the same as your schools prediction.
Teachers often put UCAS predictions at a bit higher as what they hope you will get at the end of year 13.
Whereas current predictions are the grades you are currently working at
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(Original post by OwlOfFire)
Your mock grades do not go onto your UCAS. If you do AS level then they go on your application.
Mock grades, AS grades and grades on homework tasks all go into your UCAS prediction.
Your UCAS prediction is not the same as your schools prediction.
Teachers often put UCAS predictions at a bit higher as what they hope you will get at the end of year 13.
Whereas current predictions are the grades you are currently working at

Thank you so very much for the clarification.
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I know it seems cheeky but my School gave me similar "predicted" grades when I was at the same point as you are, and when I questioned it they said that they have to show progress over the 2 years you study with them so they predict everyone really low on report for the first few terms and then start upping it to show you are "improving". I've been an A/A* student in maths since the very start and was targeted at a C by mid year 12, on this year's UCAS application my predicted for maths is going off as an A* so I wouldn't worry about yours just yet.

As other people said, just prove you are a straight A* student like you want to be and you will get the predicted (and results!) that you want in the end.
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(Original post by _RobbieL_)
I know it seems cheeky but my School gave me similar "predicted" grades when I was at the same point as you are, and when I questioned it they said that they have to show progress over the 2 years you study with them so they predict everyone really low on report for the first few terms and then start upping it to show you are "improving". I've been an A/A* student in maths since the very start and was targeted at a C by mid year 12, on this year's UCAS application my predicted for maths is going off as an A* so I wouldn't worry about yours just yet.

As other people said, just prove you are a straight A* student like you want to be and you will get the predicted (and results!) that you want in the end.
Thank you, so much. 😊
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