What if your predicted grades are different from your results?
Predicted grades are a key part of applying to University but what happens if your results are different?
According to UCAS, there are many challenges faced by teachers and advisors when predicting grades – but there are also underlying principles that should be adhered to.
But with predicted grades being required so far in advance (it’s almost a year in advance for applicants to Medicine) they cannot possibly take every eventuality into account. There could have been changes at home or school that affected your learning – such as financial worries or the loss of a loved one. Or at the other end of the scale, there could have been new teacher who sparked renewed interest or you could have made extra time to study harder.