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PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2016 2:03 pm 
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I am interested in your thoughts about how Universities will make offers in the absence of AS levels.

My daughter's school is encouraging pupils to take either 4 A levels or 3 A levels plus the extended essay option.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2016 4:03 pm 
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The unis haven't decided this themselves yet so I'm not sure any thoughts we may have are reliable.

Some subjects haven't changed yet though so any AS levels in modular subjects will still be important.

Personally I think they will look more closely at GCSE grades.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2016 9:00 pm 
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Wouldn't it be nice if they looked at the predictions provided by the teachers who know the pupils best.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2016 9:09 pm 
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moved - some schools over-predict to an extreme degree. You only have to see a few posts on TSR to see that AS levels of CCCC are being predicted AAB and other crazy things.

We would predict roughly the same as the AS grades achieved unless the UMS were close to the next grade up or illness had affected the results.

Quite a few articles have looked at how inaccurate prediction were - here's an example:

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/s ... grades.pdf


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2016 9:28 pm 
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I know, but there are the honourable out there.

Oxford stated last year or before that they used predictions and state schools were generally slightly low whereas independent schools were high and hence their students were offered more places.


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