my son is currently in year 7 and has been labeled as a maths genius he's currently in term 2 working at level 7A in maths So I'm summizing he will get a good grade for maths he finds it really easy puts us all to shame he was 5A in yr 5 and 6A yr 6 thats as far as primary good push him he then sat a world gifted test and passed it were it comes from ill never know must just be a gift cause we do no work with him and he revise maths never hes to much into his football lol but what about English he's working at 5A. Science 5A
If his levels in English and Science continue to progress at 2 sublevels each year (i.e. 6B by the end of year 8, 7C by the end of year 9) then he would be on track to get an A or a B at GCSE if he continues progressing at the same rate.
However, the middle of Y7 is early days to predict this sort of thing.
Surely it's all completely irrelevant, as that nice Mr Gove will probably have found a way to revamp the system by the time your child should be taking his exams and will need to get A*s in Latin and Greek to be of any use to society anyway.
Chris03 I wouldn't take any notice of the whole gifted thing. Dd is 13 and in year 9. She has always been classed as gifted, genius and all the rest of it . She isn't. She is just very able, very academic, enjoys school, works hard and wants to learn. She also was getting 7A for her subjects. Yes, she did take her maths gcse when she was 11 and passed with A* but so what? Her work is marked now with A* and she is predicted all A* but that doesn't mean she will get that on exam day!! Hopefully she will but that is 2 years away (i think).
I'm just stating what is school state him as I know nothing about the levels or what they mean. In my day it was just o levels in 5th year senior its all new to me he's not in a prep school these must be top schools he's just in a council run school and at moment he's apparently top by a good bit in his maths or so they say. All my question was is what is the predicted grades at this level but I now understand its just a school exercise and probably to early to judge. His world gifted and talented test involved being taken from his old primary and sitting a test and was a awarded a pass and put in top 5% nationally for mathematics so I'm summizing he's pretty good considering he only does it at school he certainly does nothing at home to much football and out on streets.
And curious mind that's certainly a gifted child A at 10 A level at 11 but reading the story where has his childhood gone I'd rather have a childhood than be studying 24/7 not knocking him everyone to there own but bit serious for my liking
A level 8A is roughly equivalent to a B at GCSE. If he sits GCSE next year he may well only get a B or an A which would be rubbish as he should only sit it when he is guaranteed an A*. What he does after GCSE needs careful thought too, as rushing on to A-level isn't usually the best option in maths.