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So, yeah. I have a mean CAT score of around 98. I'm predicted Ds and Cs for most of my subjects.

But the twist is, I get As and A*s... Am i just a really hard worker, or am seriously dumb, or are the CAT scores not an indication of intelligence?

I need to know!

~Ramadulla.
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CAT scores become seriously skewed if you first language isn't English. Don't know if that affect you or not.

Also it can be affected by bad timing in the exam etc.

You could jsut be really har working now.

I got 127 back in the day and that meant apparently anything less than an A* was a failing by the school. I didn't really buy into it.
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(Original post by Pepe Le Poosh)
CAT scores become seriously skewed if you first language isn't English. Don't know if that affect you or not.

Also it can be affected by bad timing in the exam etc.

You could jsut be really har working now.

I got 127 back in the day and that meant apparently anything less than an A* was a failing by the school. I didn't really buy into it.
I guessed half of the answers :L. But what really upset me is I didn't get a 100 for my math, which is my strongest academic subject...:rolleyes:.
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CAT exam..

I think i took that in yr7....what is it???
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I didn't think people actually knew their scores for that test
Nor did I think schools paid attention to it...
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CAT exam..

I think i took that in yr7....what is it???
Some aptitude test so the goverment can calculate value added scores etc. Some schools also use it for setting groups
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Some aptitude test so the goverment can calculate value added scores etc. Some schools also use it for setting groups

ah right

well sets don't really matter at a-level lol
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Well obviously. Its more of a KS3 thing.
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if you're getting A's and A*'s is there really any point in worrying about your CAT scores?
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I know they don't count for anything, but I've always wanted to know my score purely out of curiosity...
my school didn't tell us ours - annoying.
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So should i not use the targets derived from my CAT scores and keep aiming for the As and A*s?
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(Original post by Ramadulla)
So should i not use the targets derived from my CAT scores and keep aiming for the As and A*s?
no.
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I got 135. And last year (year 10) I was given graph, with every GCSE that my school offered. It showed that in every subject (except art?) I should get A*. It was like 55% A* in almost every subject. I think it's ********; thought it did make the clever people stand out, and did prove to be quite accurate.
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I'd never heard of CAT scores, my school has litterally never mentioned them.
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Well this thread made me interested to know what I got, so I rummaged through my little file thing and found the graph slip thing that bucktooth talked about.

I dropped one mark in the whole thing :eek:

adding up the raw marks I got 201, but the "SAS" (whatever that was) was "140+"...
which is the score I think you guys are talking about.

Anyway, it's all a load of rubbish. Plenty of poeple I know got scores like 5,5,7 compared to my 9,9,9 and they are doing just as well, if not better in some subjects, than me. They don't take work ethic, or your attitude, into consideration at all, which is a HUGE part of exams.

Take the predictions with a pinch of salt
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Ha don't pay any attention to CAT scores - I got poor CAT score and 10A*s at GCSE and AAAA at AS.

Equally my best friend got predicted a C in her GCSE maths because of her CAT score and got an A*, she does maths A level and is predicted an A...

On the other hand my sisters are really clever and have good CAT scores, sometimes CAT tests work... other times don't pay them any attention at all
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CATs are SATs' more pointless and useless cousin, we didn't even have sets made from them, they were just a bit random. We weren't meant to know our scores but I looked at my teacher's mark book which was left on their desk, I can't remember what I got though .
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An administrative error with my CAT tests (120 = 90) and SAT Tests (L6 = L4) I got predicted all D's for my GCSE's, something that was extremely demoralising given that I work hard and I had D's thrown back at me. My 2 A* and 8 A's at GCSE was I felt, well earned.

I wouldn't take those CAT scores on face value though, entering into a new school, having the mindset of an 11 year old, and then trying to translate those scores into your GCSE grades nearly 5 years later? That is something that I feel makes little sense.
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i got 108
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I took a CATs test in yr 12. I believe my school does them for yr 8s 10s and 12s. I got 141 in the nonverbal and maths and 127 in the verbal english stuff .
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