Predicted grades should be scrapped

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HelenA1512
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They are useless. Everyone knows someone who got UNDER predicted because of teacher bias or OVER predicted because the students/parents argued with the teachers.

Most unis don’t even look at them, but some use it as first cut and ruins chances.

For medicine and other similar courses you have to take a 2 hour online multi-choice test in the summer and you get a score in 24 hours.
The training books and past papers were all free and online and the test was booked online, cost £65 (with bursaries/ concessions) and taken at home online.
It is the SAME test for all universities and for all students regardeless of background and accessible by all. A truly LEVEL PLAYING FIELD.

Why can’t they do that for EVERY course in Y12 for every course?
That way you would know whether you had a chance of getting Onto a course/uni and have a realistic idea of which uni to apply to.
The unis would know what your score was and your GCSEs and offer on that.

Brighton med school give interview offers on the BMAT score only, and Newcastle the same on your UCAT score. Nothing else. And it works. It’s FAIR.

A level results are in August, which is plenty of time to process final offers combining test and TRUE A level results before October start.
UCAS clearing manages it every year!

Predicted A levels make a mockery of hard work and true aspiration. They are so open to abuse of the system, which is why most universities don’t use them anyway. THEY CREATE a false sense of security.
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Agree. No idea why universities take them seriously when as you say they're largely down to parents arguing with teachers or being harsher on students they aren't fond of.
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Sounds like someone got "under-predicted"
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(Original post by concernedLMAO)
Agree. No idea why universities take them seriously when as you say they're largely down to parents arguing with teachers or being harsher on students they aren't fond of.
Thankyou!

And look at last year with so many predicted grades over the number of places, they’re filling up this years places.
Whereas if everyone had an equal test result, regardless of school, exam board, teachers etc, everyone gets an equal chance.
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Sounds like someone got "under-predicted"
No. I didn’t. But I saw a lot of students who got over-predicted and would take away fair chances for others.
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No. I didn’t. But I saw a lot of students who got over-predicted and would take away fair chances for others.
When you work really really hard and get a good mock result but end with the same predicted grade as someone who got 49% but their mum shouts a lot at the teachers. Not right for anyone.
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Yes please. Linear exams=predicted grades are nonsense
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Predicted grades shouldn’t be used as a way for unis to make offers, as the grades are susceptible to corruption/bias, unfortunately that’s how it is.
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