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What grade will I get at the end of A levels with CCC grades current working level?

If I'm on three grade Cs (CCC) in the middle of year 12 (A1) what grade would I get at end of A Levels (from anyone's experience)? I'm still in year 12 term 4.

I just want to know what types of unis I should be looking at? Thanks.
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Original post by rickwindephagura
If I'm on three grade Cs (CCC) in the middle of year 12 (A1) what grade would I get at end of A Levels (from anyone's experience)? I'm still in year 12 term 4.

I just want to know what types of unis I should be looking at? Thanks.

The fact that you've said "term 4" suggests that you're not in the UK. Is that right?

I can't comment for how the rest the world works, but in the UK someone working at a grade C at this point could reasonably expect to remain at a grade C or potentially reach a grade B. So your grade profile is likely to be somewhere in the CCC to BBB range.
Original post by DataVenia
The fact that you've said "term 4" suggests that you're not in the UK. Is that right?
I can't comment for how the rest the world works, but in the UK someone working at a grade C at this point could reasonably expect to remain at a grade C or potentially reach a grade B. So your grade profile is likely to be somewhere in the CCC to BBB range.

I am in the UK and the grades you have given me, to be very honest, are what my teachers think I'm going to achieve. But now you know I'm in UK does that change your answer?
Your teachers are in a far better position than anyone on here who doesnt know you. Ask them and go with their expertise. It is good practice to go for 1 risky university above your predictions, 3 at your predictions and 1 below. You wont suddenly achieve AAA if you are working at CCC.
Original post by swanseajack1
Your teachers are in a far better position than anyone on here who doesnt know you. Ask them and go with their expertise. It is good practice to go for 1 risky university above your predictions, 3 at your predictions and 1 below. You wont suddenly achieve AAA if you are working at CCC.

thanks very much for the advice on applications
Original post by rickwindephagura
I am in the UK and the grades you have given me, to be very honest, are what my teachers think I'm going to achieve. But now you know I'm in UK does that change your answer?

Now knowing that you're in the UK doesn't change my answer, as that was how my answer was predicted: "...in the UK someone working at a grade C at this point could reasonably expect to remain at a grade C or potentially reach a grade B."

In addition to stipulating "in the UK", you'll note that I also wrote "someone working at a grade C" - that was the assumption I made having read that you were "on three grade Cs (CCC)...".

Someone attaining those grades when tested on half the course (i.e. what's been covered up to this point in year 12) are likely to obtain similar grades - or perhaps a little higher - when tested on the full content at the end of year 13.

It now transpires that my estimate that "your grade profile is likely to be somewhere in the CCC to BBB range" also happens to be "what my teachers think I'm going to achieve". My advice would be not to trust what some random stranger on the internet (me!) says, when you have predicted grades from your own teachers. The fact they they're the same is pure luck.

I should also point out that predictions do not define the future. It's possible that, if you work hard between now and your exams, that you'll defy all expectations. :smile:
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"predictions do not define the future. It's possible that, if you work hard between now and your exams, that you'll defy all expectations. "
This^^^
Work hard and go to your teachers and ask what you need to concentrate on to improve. Be the eager student that they want to invest time in helping. Get the revision guides. Do the extra work over the summer.
I knew someone who desperately wanted to go to uni, got three U's in their mocks, got help (including for dyslexia) and got B,C,D in the real exams. But it doesn't happen just by chance!
As a parent I have found this whole "future grades" thing really confusing

My youngest is now in Uni, her first mocks half way through first year of 6th form, the school report said something like CCC (possibly less, cant remember). When challenged the school said that wasn't what she would get in her A levels but a reflection of where she was (she had a mix of 7s 8s 9s at GCSE), her chosen A level subjects were 9s.

Those "predictions" were really demotivating. Roll forward to UCAS forms and the school put a predicted A*AB - her A level exams didnt go well (long story) but she actually got ABB with A* EPQ

Her younger sister is now first year 6th form and is "predicted" CCDD, from mostly 9s at GCSE. Again devastating to her confidence and plan to apply for Vet Med at AAA this September. When challenged the teachers say AAA is possible . . .
Original post by ChiefBrody
As a parent I have found this whole "future grades" thing really confusing
My youngest is now in Uni, her first mocks half way through first year of 6th form, the school report said something like CCC (possibly less, cant remember). When challenged the school said that wasn't what she would get in her A levels but a reflection of where she was (she had a mix of 7s 8s 9s at GCSE), her chosen A level subjects were 9s.
Those "predictions" were really demotivating. Roll forward to UCAS forms and the school put a predicted A*AB - her A level exams didnt go well (long story) but she actually got ABB with A* EPQ
Her younger sister is now first year 6th form and is "predicted" CCDD, from mostly 9s at GCSE. Again devastating to her confidence and plan to apply for Vet Med at AAA this September. When challenged the teachers say AAA is possible . . .

Predicted grades are a problem and there has been suggestions of changing dates so students apply with actual grades but it is going to be difficult to achieve as it will involve moving exam dates or starting dates at university. The evidence shows that most students like your daughter dont achieve their predicted grades. School are known for over estimating to get their students offers from better universities as the more they get into those universities the better it looks on the school.

The fact is that most universities accept students with grades slightly below their offer grades. Unfortunately for your youngest that is unlikely to happen for Vet Med.

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