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    is it true that your predicted grades can't go down? so say you were predicted A's at AS level and got D's/E's, would your predicted grades stand the same?

    (Original post by Holski*)
    At our college, one teacher said, 'Don't expect us to predict you high grades like As, to look impressive to Unis, if you only get a B at AS, A2 is twice as hard and if you can't hack it at AS you're not likely to be able to at A2, and begging will not make us change our minds." Well more or less that. Charming. lol
    Yeah this is such a rediculous thing to say because they are only using a linear quantitative approach rather than using a mixture of quantitative and qualitative factors. I got E in Maths and Further Maths last year because I did no work and just dossed about..my teacher therefore thinks I'm a *******. However, I am now looking at A/B in A2 Maths quite comfortably simply because I am now working twice as hard to get the top grades, something my teachers would not have budgeted for last year!!

    They don't seem to realise that when a student get's poor grades, they work harder the next year to reverse this. It's a fundamental trend that many teachers do not see.
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    I guess then the problem with predicted grades lies in how accurate a teacher can be in their prediction. Some students will work incredibly hard to turn their grades around, but there's also a fair deal who have little to no change in their work ethic. Fair enough, i took it a bit too easy in my AS year as well, but not nearly as relaxed as some other people. Turning Ds in to As in some subjects requires a HUGE amount of effort, as your practically resitting your AS modules, as well as having to work even more for the harder A2 modules. It requires some serious dedication to work, which some students can do, but not all who've been predicted those high grades. Again, this is only from my experience, which isn't a good one.

    My school would never do that, always gave us predictions for what they thought we could achieve.

    I think that a lot of teachers have no idea how to predict a grade right. I had 2 chem teachers, one of which predicted me a D/E because i'd only ever handed in about 4 pieces of h/w and i didn't appear to work much in lesssons, the other one realised that this is just what i'm like and predicted me an A, which i got.

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