As part of the university application process the school has to supply predicted grades for each subject a student is studying. This prediction, along with the academic reference, the personal statement and existing grades obtained are the basis for university decisions.
A student will receive only one predicted grade per subject and not one from each teacher. The school has to be realistic about the predicted grades given. Predicted grades are based upon Assesment Point results over the cource of Year 12 and 13 and the professional opinion of the teacher. A great deal of emphasis will be placed on the peformance of students in the final end of Year 12 examinations in determining the predicted grade.
Over-predicting grades helps no-one, least of all the student who ends up with offers that he/she has little prospect in meeting and disappointment on results day. A reputation for over-prediction will also damage the good relationships we have with universities and impact negatively upon future applicants.
Our aim, here at Farringtons, is to support our students. The best way to do this is to be realistic in terms of potential achievement which will be based on past performance.
Appealing against predicted grades
Appeals need to be made to the Head of Sixth Form (and not the subject teacher) who will investigate. A final decision can only be based on the student’s past performance, any extenuating factors and AS achievement. No further appeal or discussion of the predicted grade will be considered after the appeal.