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GCSE predicted grade and assessed grade

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kilmuir Fri 15-Nov-13 17:06:47

Is it a worry if long way apart? DD is year 10. She has predicted B grade but assessed as a D at the moment. Is that normal to be able to reach the predicted grade, or do i need to nag more.? Thanks

mummymeister Fri 15-Nov-13 17:25:05

it depends what the predicted grade is based on. is this what she was assessed at in yr 7 when she entered senior school. if in doubt have a word with the subject teacher then you can get pointers from him/her about what your dd needs to do to achieve the grades. its a partnership they will be only too glad to help.

titchy Fri 15-Nov-13 17:31:29

I'd say a two grade gap was ok at this point in time, with a view to Getting a one grade gap by end of year 10 and working consistently.

CountingStars Fri 15-Nov-13 17:42:24

I don't think that's unreasonable, knew plenty of people who started year 10 as a D, then got A's/A*'s

kilmuir Fri 15-Nov-13 18:07:45

Thanks, think the grade is based on last years work. Trying to get any info off her is a struggle. I may contact the maths teacher.

Dominodonkey Fri 15-Nov-13 21:02:27

yes this is fine. She is only a few weeks into Year 10, ages to get up to a B.

whyayepetal Mon 18-Nov-13 11:56:10

We always look at the assessed grade and encourage DCs to improve on that little by little. Predicted grades are not always based on up to date and relevant information, so best not to take them too seriously.

5madthings Mon 18-Nov-13 12:03:25

ah this is good to know as we just had s report and ds1 is predicted all a's but currently working at a b grade in some subjects. as its just the start of yr ten i am assuming this is fine. i think the pressure of his predicted graded is a bit much but thats a whole othet subject...

hellsbells99 Wed 20-Nov-13 10:31:27

At DDs' school, the assessed grade is what they would be expected to get if they sat the exam now. Your DD has another 1.5 years to get her grade higher.

noblegiraffe Wed 20-Nov-13 10:37:28

Is it a predicted grade or a target grade? If it is predicted, then it means that if she continues to work well, that is what she is expected to achieve.

Being assessed as a D grade at the start of Y10 is fine. If she were a B grade now, she should be predicted an A/A*.

noblegiraffe Wed 20-Nov-13 10:39:12

If it is maths, then she can't be a B grade now as she won't have done the B grade material. It's not like other subjects where she could get a B grade simply by answering a question really well. B grade topics are things like trigonometry, she needs to be taught them.

5madthings Wed 20-Nov-13 18:00:32

noble my ds1 is already getting a grades in practise paper, he has already done trigonometry etc, but he has always been in top set amd his maths teacher has said they are a very able group and he has been stretching them etc.

But its good to know they can make quite a bit of progress re grades from yr 10 to end of yr 12.

Kez100 Wed 20-Nov-13 20:04:29

Do what I did - tell your daughter to ignore her predicted grades and show 'em!

My daughter had D's and E's, took the above advice, and ended up nailing everything at C (bar History at D).

Unless, perhaps, it is an issue with sixth form. My son currently has a C prediction in Additional Science (despite already having nailed a high B in Core) and a Maths B prediction (he already has a C grade at 87%). He isn't going to say anything and he will work hard to achieve his potential but with sixth form applications currently going in and his choice of subjects, I expect some questions will be asked in interview.

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