Our aim is to provide accurate predicted grades based on academic performance data and nationally standardised potential indicators.
The key measure used to generate our predicted grades are internal end of Year 12 examinations. Internal school exams are based on A-level exam papers which are not available to pupils and/or questions produced by subject specialist staff. Where possible, all questions written by staff are reviewed by a colleague with experience of assessing A-levels for exam boards.
Exam marks are standardised across the teaching sets in Year 12 and are also aligned to previous A2 outcomes. Once standardised, these marks are converted into grades which are used for predictions on UCAS.
Where a pupil’s grade is close to a grade boundary or there is doubt about their predicted grades, other factors will be included to produce a final UCAS grade. This may include:
- ALIS predicted grades and other baseline testing data
- GCSE grades
- Year 12 cross-cohort standardised test results.
Predicted grades are reviewed at the end of Year 13 and compared against final A-level grades. This review allows calibration of our predicted grades to aid future accuracy.
If you have any questions regarding our predicted grades, please contact Jon Owen (Assistant Principal/Director of Sixth Form) using firstname.lastname@example.org