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Due to COVID-19 we cant do mock in school. This is a shame as that was my chance to push my Bio grade from that B to an A and show my improvement in organic chemistry. Now our school said that they will be using the homework they set online to base our predicted grades which i don't think is the best approach. How are the other yr12 being given predicted grades
As a whole, all of us yr12 have really been screwed over by COVID-19
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(Original post by fwasddf)
Due to COVID-19 we cant do mock in school. This is a shame as that was my chance to push my Bio grade from that B to an A and show my improvement in organic chemistry. Now our school said that they will be using the homework they set online to base our predicted grades which i don't think is the best approach. How are the other yr12 being given predicted grades
As a whole, all of us yr12 have really been screwed over by COVID-19
at least you know what they are using to predict them. my school has not given any information on predictions so its kinda annoying as i'm a med applicant so i have to apply in october
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(Original post by fwasddf)
Due to COVID-19 we cant do mock in school. This is a shame as that was my chance to push my Bio grade from that B to an A and show my improvement in organic chemistry. Now our school said that they will be using the homework they set online to base our predicted grades which i don't think is the best approach. How are the other yr12 being given predicted grades
As a whole, all of us yr12 have really been screwed over by COVID-19
You've been told what your predicted grades will be based on- so now's your chance to work hard and show you are deserving of your predicted A grade. You're far better off putting your energy into that than complaining about the system.

If there's a specific reason why you think you'd be disadvantaged compared to others by this approach, then maybe raise it with your head of sixth, but otherwise I think you just have to accept your teachers are doing what they can with the information they'll have available.
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You've been told what your predicted grades will be based on- so now's your chance to work hard and show you are deserving of your predicted A grade. You're far better off putting your energy into that than complaining about the system.

If there's a specific reason why you think you'd be disadvantaged compared to others by this approach, then maybe raise it with your head of sixth, but otherwise I think you just have to accept your teachers are doing what they can with the information they'll have available.
I understand that however what this will lead to is some schools underpredicting and other schools overpredicting grades. Stats shows that BAME students are more likely to be underpredicted, which i am a part of and this wasnt the first time.
My teachers have predicted me 6's and 7's in my GCSE when i had gotten 3 8's and 2 9's and rest 7's in Mock GCSE and in the real GCSE got 5 9's 2 8's and 3 7's.
I fear that my school will underpredict me again and this time it will cost me as it affects which unis i can apply to
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I understand that however what this will lead to is some schools underpredicting and other schools overpredicting grades. Stats shows that BAME students are more likely to be underpredicted, which i am a part of and this wasnt the first time.
My teachers have predicted me 6's and 7's in my GCSE when i had gotten 3 8's and 2 9's and rest 7's in Mock GCSE and in the real GCSE got 5 9's 2 8's and 3 7's.
I fear that my school will underpredict me again and this time it will cost me as it affects which unis i can apply to
UCAS predicted grades are always useless- they're notoriously inaccurate.

Predicted grades are just one part of your application- with 5 grade 9s at GCSE, you've got a strong accademic profile, and you can still apply to some top unis- predictions don't control this. Obviously it will make your application slightly less competitive, but unis will know that predictions are based on even less evidence than usual.

If you recieve your predictions and you feel they're too low, you can always discuss them with your teachers- however, I don't really know what else you expect them to do, given the circumstances?
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Do you reckon that this year unis will place greater emphasis on GCSEs since UCAS predicted grades are very unreliable for 2021 entry?
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